S:0354 Quote: Hope and Action

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Hope is not a strategy.” Anonymous   Coaching Point: But action is. Give up hope, get into action.   Copyright 2002 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0353 Distinction: Self-aware vs. Self-obsessed

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   To become highly self-aware is an advanced form of personal development. When self-aware you are clear about your values, your needs, your strengths and weaknesses. You have a clarity about yourself and your place in life.…Continue Reading →

S:0352 Quote: Truth

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Anonymous   Coaching Point: What keeps you from always telling the truth?   Copyright 2002 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0351 Distinction: Refrain vs. Repress

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Both refrain and repress are about not taking action, but each have different energy. When you repress, you are holding back, not expressing your feelings. You are afraid to show your emotions. It is a reaction…Continue Reading →

S:0350 Attainment: Empathy (with confrontational people)

(Attainments are levels of growth along a path of development.)   Level 5 – Empathy It is about feelings, caring, bonding, insight and shared outcomes. Level 4 – Collaborate Our intent changes; actions are towards solutions. Level 3 – Listen Skills are now involved; this is where we hear them and start to understand their…Continue Reading →