S:0552 Distinction: Intimate vs. Vulnerable

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Actors are frequently told to be vulnerable in order to tap into the subtle attributes of the character they are portraying. In popular literature people who are vulnerable are seen as somehow better off than others.…Continue Reading →

S:0551 Quote: Awareness

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Awareness solves.” Steve Straus   Coaching Point: What does it mean to “solve” something? To figure it out? To have an ah-ha? To be inspired? It doesn t matter how you solve something, the result is, something changes. To become more aware is perhaps the most…Continue Reading →

S:0550 Quote: Change

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi   Coaching Point: It s easy to want others to change because it s so clear to you that they need to change! Well, what has to happen for you to be…Continue Reading →

S:0549 Great Question: Learning?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What do I want to learn next?”   Coaching Point: Are you curious? Are you actively, continuously learning? What keeps you from doing so?   Copyright 2006 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0548 Distinction: Full and Productive vs. Busy and Hectic

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   You already know this distinction because you have felt the difference between being productive and being hectic. Having a full and productive schedule can be fun. At the end of the day you can feel a…Continue Reading →

S:0547 Distinction: For vs. Against

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   It s easy to be Against something. The world seems to be full of people who are Against something. It fact, it s fair to say there is nothing upon which everyone agrees, therefore, every issue…Continue Reading →