S:0745 Distinction: Self-Aware vs. Self-Absorbed

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Being self-aware is being conscious of your thoughts, feelings, presence, direction, desires, talents, and joys. When you are self-aware you are open to feel a connection with others. A self-absorbed person is closed off, may have…Continue Reading →

S:0744 Quote: Journeys and destinations

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “I’ve come to see that I’m both traveling and arriving in every moment. My life is a journey in which I’m constantly arriving at my destination, which is here and now. And I’m also traveling onward into a future that will become here and now. .…Continue Reading →

S:0743 Great Question: Forgive?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Who do I need to forgive?”   Coaching Point: Yourself? A loved one? A colleague? Yourself? A friend? A stranger? Yourself?   Copyright 2009 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0742 Quote: What Do You Want?

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Some people have everything and other people don’t, but everything don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t the thing you want.” Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band from the song – Express Yourself   Coaching Point: What do you REALLY want? Are you…Continue Reading →

S:0741 Principle: Delegate the Discipline

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Some people simply aren’t born with the discipline “gene.” Even though they’ve heard all their life that they need to be disciplined if they want to win, they just don’t have it in them. In fact, they don’t…Continue Reading →

S:0740 Principle: Buffing-up the House

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Why is it that we seem to put special effort into repairing/buffing-up/fixing our houses just before we sell them? Worded another way, why do we buff-up our houses to NOT live in them? The answer, of course, is…Continue Reading →

S:0739 Principle: Discovery

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   The word Discovery is a great handle for a basket full of useful ideas and energies. It implies curiosity, seeking, and learning. Discovery also means to encounter the unknown and uncertain. You can either view uncertainty through the…Continue Reading →

S:0738 Principle: Getting What You Want

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   An old saying is, “Don’t get mad, get even!” Well, that’s old technology. Why not just “get what you want?” Instead of seeing the world as a place of limited resources, instead of feeling you have to take…Continue Reading →

S:0737 Principle: Awareness

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Things are not what they seem. They are what they are. Your increased awareness is what makes the difference. Throughout history people have assumed that a thing was a certain way, only to discover a deeper understanding which…Continue Reading →

S:0736 Principle: Perfect Follow-up

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   [Last week’s S3MC struck a cord with lots of folks. I’ve had more breakthroughs around this topic of being Perfect and that’s why I’m writing this follow-up. Please read Principle: Perfect first, then read the following.] When my…Continue Reading →

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