S:0595 Great Question: Proud?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What is the one thing this past year of which you are most proud?”   Coaching Point: Why is that?   Copyright 2007 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0594 Distinction: Feedback vs. Failure

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Nobody likes to fail; it feels yucky. Failure is the reaction you have when something doesn’t turn out the way you wanted or expected it to. Notice the word “reaction” in that sentence. Failure is not…Continue Reading →

S:0593 Principle: Thumbprint

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   You know your thumbprint is unique to you right now; there never has been another just like yours; and there never will be another just like yours. And that’s just your thumbprint. What makes you think that you…Continue Reading →

S:0592 Distinction: Breathe vs. Bury

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Stuff happens. Some of it is stuff we don’t like, wish hadn’t happened, and really don’t want to remember. But it’s there. It’s right there inside. One way to deal with the past is to try…Continue Reading →

S:0591 Great Question: More and Less?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What is the thing that, if I do more of, my life will improve?” “What is the thing that, if I do less of, my life will improve?”   Coaching Point: Just name one thing in each category. Can you do them now?  …Continue Reading →