S:0693 Principle: Low-cost Lessons

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   It seems that most of us have been taught variations of the model that “anything really valuable comes with a high cost.” Not true. If you want to continue to pay a high price for lessons, learning, and…Continue Reading →

S:0692 Principle: Giving In

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   At the end of a long exhausting day, when you already feel drained (your cup is nearly empty) and you receive one more request for time, attention, energy, or love, you may have noticed that you feel like…Continue Reading →

S:0691 Quote: Strengths

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “A Strength overdone becomes a hindrance.” Steve Straus   Coaching Point: If a golfer is really good at driving the ball, it’s not a good idea for him or her to do so once on the green. If a salesperson is really good at asking for…Continue Reading →

S:0690 Distinction: Real Goal vs. Tool Goal

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Goals can be useful. The issue is whether your goals are real or merely tools. A Tool Goal is one which will get you to an outcome that you believe will then set you up to…Continue Reading →

S:0689 Quote: Hurdles

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “We are the hurdles we leap to be ourselves.” Michael McClure   Coaching Point: Unless you agree with that statement your only option is to blame someone else for being a hurdle in your life. What if you let all other people just be themselves and…Continue Reading →

S:0688 Distinction: Insight vs. Incite

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   The words sound the same but have completely different meanings. When you have an insight you experience a new understanding, an ah-ha, a flash of new awareness. Something changes. Incite means to start or cause. Again,…Continue Reading →

S:0687 Distinction: Get To vs. Got To

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Remember the last time (maybe today?) you had the thought, “I’ve got to go do X.” Got To energy has a certain cost. It can drive you to accomplish wonderful things, but it is ultimately a…Continue Reading →

S:0686 Distinction: Free’s vs. Freeze

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Fight, Flight, Freeze, or Faint are well-known reactions to threat situations and are described thoroughly in psychology literature. This distinction introduces another option. Sometimes, when we’re given the opportunity to be free, we freeze. The reasons…Continue Reading →

S:0685 Principle: Enthusiasm

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Remember the last time you felt really enthusiastic. You probably had energy, were motivated, and felt focused. In short, you were having a good time. Now remember a time when you were physically a little under the weather,…Continue Reading →

S:0684 Principle: Life Purpose and Struggle

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   The term “Life Purpose” can have different meanings for different people. The term is used here to denote the core compelling force which pulls you forward. It’s the idea, the passion, the objective which you discover to feel…Continue Reading →

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