S:0538 Distinction: What’s Next? vs. Retirement

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   For a long time the life model has been — work to accumulate assets, then retire and, hopefully, live off the assets. It’s the model which served our parents and their parents. In retirement one is…Continue Reading →

S:0537 Quote: Joy

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Joy not shared, dies.” Steve Straus   Coaching Point: Do you agree? If so, where are you sharing your joy?   Copyright 2005 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0536 Quote: Generous

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “How to be Lucky? Be generous. Generosity is luck going in the opposite direction, away from you. If you re generous to someone, you are in effect making him lucky. This is important. It s like inviting yourself into a community of good fortune.” Twyla Tharp…Continue Reading →

S:0535 Quote: Action

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “It is easier to act your way into thinking differently than it is to think your way into acting differently.” Author unknown   Coaching Point: Action! Action! Where do you need to be in action?   Copyright 2005 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0534 Principle: Lines

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Picture a large, paved parking lot empty of vehicles and people. We know it s a parking lot because of the lines painted on the pavement. If you were to erase those lines and paint different ones, you…Continue Reading →

S:0533 Distinction: Mid-life Clarity vs. Mid-life Crisis

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   A mid-life crisis can include upset, trauma, tears, anger, dislocation, and several other troubling conditions. Mid-life crises are usually triggered by a sudden awareness of the passing years, of roads not taken, of relationships not fulfilled.…Continue Reading →

S:0532 Principle: The Finder, The Grinder, and The Minder

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   (This Principle applies more to small businesses than large ones…or not?) All businesses need a Finder to bring in the business, a Grinder to do the work of the business, and a Minder to mind the business of…Continue Reading →

S0531 Distinction: Engaging In A Process vs. Having An Agenda

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Being engaged in a process is a useful way to get things accomplished and it s normal to interact with others during the process. However, you can cross a line and have the process begin to…Continue Reading →

S:0530 Great Question: Accomplishment?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What gives me a strong sense of accomplishment?”   Coaching Point: Most people are motivated by a sense of accomplishment. This motivation happens when you can say “I believe I ve done something worthwhile.” What gives you a sense of accomplishment?   Copyright 2005…Continue Reading →

S:0529 Distinction: Direction vs. Perfection

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   If you find yourself hesitating to make a decision, it may be because you are trying to make the perfect decision, trying to achieve perfection. As the old saying goes you may be caught up in…Continue Reading →

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