S:0495 Great Question: Gratitude?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What am I most grateful for today?”   Coaching Point: Did what first came to mind surprise you? What if you asked this Great Question every day?   Copyright 2005 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0494 Quote: Expectations

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The minimum you expect is the maximum you will get.” Robert D. Rutherford, Ph.D. – Negotiations expert and trainer   Coaching point: It is not the Universe s responsibility to give you more than you asked for. If you are setting your sights too low, do…Continue Reading →

S:0493 Distinction: Separate vs.Reject

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Have you ever been around young teenagers? If so, you may have noticed that at that age they start to assert their independence. They do this by pulling away from their family unit. This is a…Continue Reading →

S:0492 Distinction: Extreme vs. Safe

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   So-called extreme sports are popular right now — extreme skiing, extreme boarding, probably even extreme chess. Extreme is doing something beyond the normal bounds. Not safe. Not even close to safe. Extreme. Always living life safe…Continue Reading →