S:0322 Quote: Your Changing World

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “A nation’s wealth is [now] principally of its own collective choosing. Location, natural resources and even military might are no longer decisive. Instead, how a nation and its citizens choose to organize and manage the economy, the institutions they put in place and the types of…Continue Reading →

S:0321 Quote: Change and Growth

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his life.” Herbert Otto   Coaching Point: Alone, this can be, at best, uncomfortable and it sometimes is even scary. Who helps you change and grow?  …Continue Reading →

S:0320 Principle: Be Your Own Scriptwriter

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” (As You Like It, Act 2: Scene 7) One stage, one play. Viewed cosmically one stage, one play may be true, but what…Continue Reading →

S:0319 Quote: Success

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “A definition of success is: Doing what you are here to do, In a place you love to be, With people you enjoy, On purpose.” John Reed   Coaching Point: How well does this definition fit your situation?   Copyright 2001 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0318 Principle: Let Go

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   The husband came from work in a bad mood which had been triggered by mistreatment from a co-worker. As he sat down to the evening meal he continued to talk angrily about the person, what he had done…Continue Reading →

S:0317 Distinction: Intentional Philanthropy vs. Accidental Philanthropy

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Everybody has written a check and donated to an organization or a cause. You may or may not be deeply involved, but you probably have felt pretty good about contributing. Or, you may only have given…Continue Reading →

S:0316 Quote: Breathe

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “First, you have to breathe. Until you do that, the rest is irrelevant.” Debbie Keehn (who may be reached at ddkeehn@aol.com)   Coaching Point: Are you pausing several times a day to take 3 slow, deep breaths?   Copyright 2001 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0315 Principle: To Focus, First, Burn the Boats

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   If there is something you really want to do, eliminate all other options. If you have no way to turn back, all energy can be applied to going forward. If you want to be victorious in something new,…Continue Reading →

S:0314 Quote: Balance

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “‘Work’ is not the evil side of your life, and ‘personal’ is not the good side of your life. Your life is what you make it, and all components of it ultimately reinforce and enrich the others if you allow them to do so.” Alan Weiss…Continue Reading →

S:0313 Quote: Talk

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Talk by doing.” Steve Straus   Coaching Point: There is always plenty to talk about, but life rewards action. What would happen if you stopped talking about “it”and started doing? How much more would you accomplish? How much less would you talk?   Copyright 2001 Steve…Continue Reading →

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