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 →

S:0885 Principle: Awareness Trumps Muscle

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   It’s easy to get caught up in the work-hard-to-succeed model. Encouragement to do so is all around us. But my Coaching clients (highly successful folks) have demonstrated some compelling alternate views. For one thing, nobody ever became successful…Continue Reading →

S:0884 Distinction: It Might Happen vs. It Probably Won’t

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Two very different thoughts are contained in this Distinction. Each resides on the opposite side of the sweet spot in the middle. You’ve probably been told to always choose ‘positive’ thoughts. I certainly encourage that. Thoughts…Continue Reading →

S:0883 Quote: Creativity

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Creativity is the opposite of conformity.” Thomas Leonard   Coaching Point: Conformity? Ugh, sounds confining. Being controlled. I have a good friend who is a Texas Sheriff. His department has a large jail. He has remarked how common it is for a newly-released inmate to find…Continue Reading →