S:0389 Distinction: Unforgettable vs. Memorable

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   At a fine-dining restaurant a few years ago the wine steward asked the patrons if they would like to order a wine to accompany their meal. A guest replied that they would like a wine that…Continue Reading →

S:0388 Principle: Change What s Wrong

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   If it s wrong today, it will be wrong tomorrow, too. Spend more of your time problem solving and less on “why is it wrong?” questioning. New and better things and ideas come out every day — use…Continue Reading →

S:0387 Principle: Environments

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   There is an old story about making a small pond for gold fish or koi. It seems that when a pond is a simple open pool the fish congregate and stay in the same area. But when a…Continue Reading →

S:0386 Principle: Goals and Skills

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Many, if not most, goals are set trying to fill what is perceived as a “skill gap.” Have you ever thought, “If I were only better at X, look at all I could do”? Wow, what fun, trying…Continue Reading →

S:0385 Quote: Choice

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” Carlos Castaneda – from his book “Journey to Ixtlan”   Copyright 2003 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →