S:0560 Great Question: Better?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Why do I think it’s better anywhere else than what I’m experiencing right now?”   Coaching Point: Most people are always looking for something better. Clicking through channels. Dreaming of winning a lottery. A different house, a different spouse. Anything but be-here-now. Can you…Continue Reading →

S:0559 Distinction: Competitive vs. Combative

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   To compete is useful. Just as steel sharpens steel, competition can make you (or your team/your company) sharper by honing your skills. When you feel competitive you re naturally looking for ways to exceed your previous…Continue Reading →

S:0558 Principle: Breaking Patterns

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Sometimes we get stuck in patterns — behavior patterns, thinking patterns, and emotional patterns. If you are stuck in one which no longer serves you, try this; as soon as you catch yourself in something you don t…Continue Reading →

S:0557 Great Question: Useful?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “How can I be useful?”   Coaching Point: Most people are in pursuit of the answer to the question of “What can I do?” They work and they struggle, but ultimately, the answer leaves them only looking inward. The answer to the question of…Continue Reading →

S:0556 Distinction: What Needs To Get Done? vs. What Do I Need To Do?

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This is a sneaky distinction. Many people have these two collapsed — they automatically think that if something needs to get done, they are the one to do it. This is, of course, particularly and understandably…Continue Reading →