S:0658 Great Question: Who Are You?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Who on earth do you think you are?”   Coaching Point: When shouted in anger at a small child this question is not really a question at all, but rather an admonition, an attack. But when asked calmly to oneself, this is a great…Continue Reading →

S:0657 Principle: Open to Opportunities

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   1. Opportunities abound — there is no limit. 2. Most people miss opportunities — they’re focused on survival. 3. You don’t have to take every opportunity — just notice them. 4. Only take opportunities which attract you —…Continue Reading →

S:0656 Principle: The Law of Unintended Consequences

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   The Law of Unintended Consequences states that we can not always predict outcomes based on our actions. It is what happens when a simple system tries to regulate a complex system. Experiments in a lab (lab scale) do…Continue Reading →

S:0655 Quote: Criticize

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Criticize by creating.” Michelangelo   Coaching Point: What a re-frame! Most people just criticize, expect the world to change, and then stay upset when it doesn’t. But what if, every time you felt like criticizing, you, instead, started creating something better than that which you are…Continue Reading →

S:0654 Quote: Misfortunes

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete.” Epictetus   Coaching Point: Things in your life may not be…Continue Reading →