S:0253 Distinction: Commitment vs. Duty

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   You commit to things you want to do, while duty is a should. If you are in a long-term marriage “for the sake of the children”, then it is duty that keeps you there. If you…Continue Reading →

S:0252 Personal Needs: The Need To Be Included

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.)   The pain of not being included, or being excluded, is a common one and typically starts in our teenage years. It may stem from not being asked to the dance or not…Continue Reading →

S:0251 Principle: Life Perspective

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   What if you looked at your life from a completely different perspective? To do this consider the characteristics of light. Light is light, present just about everywhere, ignorable, necessary. But when you take the soft diffused light of…Continue Reading →

S:0250 Quote: Action

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “It’s not your Policies and Procedures that matter, it’s your Practices.” Anonymous   Coaching Point: They watch what you do more than they read what you say.   Copyright 2000 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0249 Principle: Push or Pull, Whichever Works

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   The sign on the door read “Push …… and if that doesn’t work, Pull”. While intended to be humorous, it is also a useful way to look at life. If what you’re doing (either pushing or pulling) isn’t…Continue Reading →