S:0581 Attainment: Eureka!

(Attainments are levels of growth along a path of development.)   ** Read Attainment levels from bottom [1] to top [5]. ** Level 5 – Eureka! A huge breakthrough. You only have a few of these in a lifetime. Level 4 – Ah-ha! (with a smile) You’re in the game. Alive. Curious. Alert. Engaged. Level…Continue Reading →

S:0580 Distinction: Lapse vs. Relapse

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Awareness, action, change, growth. One of the core elements of a coaching relationship is the topic of change. Change happens in many ways and there may be lapses during the change. A lapse is a momentary…Continue Reading →

S:0579 Distinction: Expectation vs. Expectation

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   There are two uses of the word “expectation” in the world of coaching and personal development and, without a clear definition of which is being used, can cause confusion. The first use is to describe a…Continue Reading →

S:0578 Quote: Two Great Days

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.” William Barclay – controversial 20th Century Scottish theologian   Coaching Point: Have you discovered your “why”?   Copyright 2006 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →