S:0384 Quote: Goodness

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” Henry David Thoreau   Copyright 2002 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0383 Principle: Gold Dust

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   At this gift-giving and -receiving time of the year imagine: Someone is pouring gold dust into your cupped hands. Some of the gold dust slips through your fingers. Question? Do you focus on the what remains in your…Continue Reading →

S:0382 Principle: Pain Moves

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   There are many motivations that cause you to get into action, to move. One of the most common is pain. As the great philosopher Popeye said, “I’ve had all I can stand, I can’t stands no more.” The…Continue Reading →

S:0381 Distinction: Question (yourself) vs. Doubt (yourself)

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   It s healthy to question yourself, to ask if what you re thinking, saying and doing is appropriate for where you are now and for where you re going. Questioning yourself prevents you from getting in…Continue Reading →

S:0380 Great Question: Bravery?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What would I do today, if I were brave?”   Coaching Point: Repeat this question each morning for a few days and notice the different actions you start taking. This is a line from the song “If I Were Brave” by Jana Stanfield, a…Continue Reading →

S:0379 Quote: Purpose

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you…Continue Reading →

S:0378 Distinction: Belief vs. Bravado

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   A lot of people power their way through life using bravado. But bravado is expensive — 1) you have to continually replenish your supply, 2) you are on your own, and 3) ultimately, others see through…Continue Reading →

S:0377 Distinction: In Charge vs. In Control

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   The phrase “in control” has several meanings. It is used here to describe a manipulating, heavy-handed approach to managing and leading. At its core it is fear-based. When you feel you must control others you are…Continue Reading →

S:0376 Principle: There s Enough

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   In spite of evidence you have to the contrary, there is enough of everything. You may not be experiencing it right now. You may not even believe it. But there is enough for you to have everything you…Continue Reading →

S:0375 Principle: Within Every Issue Is An

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   One use of the word “issue” is to describe a situation with a certain importance or energy beyond its true significance. You are said to “make something into an issue.” News organizations are famous for elevating the ordinary…Continue Reading →

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