S:0795 Great Question: Unfinished?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What do I have that is unfinished and by finishing it I will have a great sense of satisfaction?”   Coaching Point: The Great Question is self-explanatory. What is your answer?   Copyright 2010 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0794 Quote: Character and Reputation

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Abraham Lincoln   Coaching Point: Do you enjoy your reputation? Is it a clear expression of your character?   Copyright 2010 Steve…Continue Reading →

S:0793 Distinction: Benign Envy vs. Malicious Envy

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Envy is not usually thought of as a positive force, but it does have a range of variations. At its core, feeling envy means that you discern that someone else has something which you want also,…Continue Reading →

S:0792 Principle: Conditioning

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Anger is a symptom…. of a feeling of: Victim-hood…. which is a by-product of thinking you are at the: Effect-Of (outside controlling circumstances)…. because you hallucinate that you are: Separate-From (others/Life/God/Source/the Universe/etc.)…. because of your deepest mental: Conditioning.…Continue Reading →

S:0791 Principle: Withholding

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   You have better outcomes when you communicate fully. Withholding is when you don’t. It seems that most people keep silent about topics which are important to them and just expect, or hope, the world will catch on and…Continue Reading →

S:0790 Quote: Will Power

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Will Power is a character defect!” Thomas Leonard   Coaching Point: That may sound harsh at first, but think about the energy surrounding and permeating will power. It is a pushing energy. Many people have taught that you need to use will power to make outcomes…Continue Reading →

S:0789 Principle: Decision Time

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   One of the markers of a person’s growing maturity is that they are making better decisions. Children, and even many young adults, tend to make decisions based on the instant gratification of their immediate wants and needs. While…Continue Reading →

S:0788 Principle: Coaching

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Coaching is a unique and special relationship between two people. The elements of Coaching can be described (in a Texas way of speaking) as: Wake up. Clean up. Saddle up. And Giddyup. Translation: Wake up — Become aware.…Continue Reading →

S:0787 Distinction: Improve vs. Fix

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This Distinction is about least effort with greatest return. You can accomplish many great outcomes by working hard, but you can also enjoy wonderful results more easily. A big part of the Coaching approach to life…Continue Reading →

S:0786 Quote: The Past

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” Marcel Proust   Coaching Point: It’s dangerous, or at least unwise, to trust your memory, for your memory is constantly, in ways small and large, being re-written. Just about everybody has had…Continue Reading →

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