S:0240 Principle: Instrument or Ornament

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   The pearls of your beauty are in your heart, not around your neck. Your strength is in your character, not in the power of your muscles. Joy comes from the inner journey of self discovery, not trips to…Continue Reading →

S:0239 Personal Needs: The Need To Be Right

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.)   This need has fueled more arguments than perhaps any other need. The NEED to be right is different from BEING right. When looked at from their point of view everyone is already…Continue Reading →

S:0238 Personal Needs: The Need To Be Given Credit

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.)   One of the more subtle needs is the need to be properly recognized and given credit for a job well done. Less subtle is how we feel when someone else gets the…Continue Reading →

S:0237 Quote: Opinions

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “…Opinions are no more than runoff from the enormous hidden stream that moves all things along. Competent people make sense of their opinions, superior people make sense of many opinions, outstanding people realize the source of opinions.” Stanley M. Herman – from his book The Tao…Continue Reading →

S:0236 Principle: Play Your Own Hand

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Sometimes when faced with a sticky business or personal relationship issue — perhaps due to something you said, didn’t say, should have said, or wish you had said — it is easy to start projecting what the other…Continue Reading →