S:0895 Quote: You Are

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “You are greater by far than who you are trying to become.” Author unknown (perhaps it’s a variation of a Patanjali quote)   Coaching Point: You are, you really are, but people who are intent on creating a ‘better’ future sometimes forget this. They have bought…Continue Reading →

S:0894 Distinction: Desire vs. Need

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   True desire is quite different from a lot of other things which get (mistakenly) called desire. Desire is a natural and useful part of the human condition. Nothing has ever been created in this world without…Continue Reading →

S:0893 Quote: Occur

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “My occur muscle works better when I’m talking with you.” Said to a Coach by a Client   Coaching Point: Occur muscle? What’s that? The client explained that when he is talking with his Coach things occur to him that don’t when he’s not. He called…Continue Reading →

S:0892 Distinction: Consequences vs. Punishment

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   “Facing the consequence” is a phrase which has a negative connotation, doesn’t it? While the word is generally thought of in negative terms, that is an incorrect interpretation. A consequence means only that something happened. Cause…Continue Reading →

S:0891 Quote: Life Purpose

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “A Life Purpose is not a job description, nor is a job description a Life Purpose. They are related,however.” Scott Ochoa   Coaching Point: So often people get caught up in their job/ occupation/profession/business that they forget to pause and ask, “Now, what is my Life…Continue Reading →

S:0890 Distinction: Recharge vs. Charge

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   For years my Coaching practice has been populated with highly successful people, many of whom first became successful by charging hard into their future. It worked. They got what they wanted. Charging full speed ahead is…Continue Reading →

S:0889 Distinction: Regulate vs. Regulation

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Regulate has two very different uses. The popular use has come to mean to provide regulations. That is, to describe controls. Requirements. Punishments. Limitations. This use of the word has an implied external-ness, an I-will-regulate-you sort…Continue Reading →

S:0888 Quote: Email

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “It’s called e-mail, not e-mmediate.” Bruno George (Film industry innovator)   Coaching Point: You run it or it runs you. Are you at choice?   Copyright 2012 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0887 Quote: The Deal

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “You can’t overcome a bad guy with a good deal.” J. Robert Ransone (Energy industry deal-maker)   Coaching Point: The deal looks really sweet. Why, it’s got all the attributes you’ve been looking for — speed, recognition, profit. This thing is perfect! Except… ..the guy you’re…Continue Reading →

S:0886 Distinction: Under Pressure vs. Under Stress

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   There is a difference between working under pressure and working under stress. For me, working under pressure can create reward. A tight deadline or short notice can create a lot of pressure, but having a clear…Continue Reading →

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