S:0947 Principle: Yes

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Yes. Now say it with some gusto, “Yes.” Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Yes is a wonderful word, a positive word. When you say yes you’re always moving forward. You’re stepping up, reaching out, anticipating. Yes has an…Continue Reading →

S:0946 Great Question: Where?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Why are you where you are?”   Coaching Point: This is a compound question. First, where are you? I mean, specifically and clearly, where are you right now? An amazing number of people are so focused on Doing/busy/ action that they don’t notice what’s…Continue Reading →

S:0945 Principle: There Is No Traction In Wishing

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   [Today’s S3MC, for the first time, is by a guest author, Mike Straus.] I recently caught myself saying “I wish I had…” on a couple of occasions. I spent some time thinking about these four little words and…Continue Reading →

S:0944 Principle: Regrets

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Nearly everybody has experienced regrets. They have their useful parts, but also a big cost. First, some of the useful. Remembering an experience which has an embedded regret is a way to change your current behavior so the…Continue Reading →

S:0943 Principle: R & D Teams

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   A few years ago there was a popular self-help phrase, “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” On the surface that seems pretty good. “It” implies a clear goal. “Up to me” implies personal responsibility for…Continue Reading →

S:0942 Principle: Strengthen Your Community

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   At a time when it’s easy for many to feel disconnected and separate from others it’s particularly important to be part of a strong community of like-minded individuals. Being part of a community makes your journey richer and…Continue Reading →

S:0941 Principle: Emotional Energy

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Emotions can run your life. They can stand as barriers to your success. Unexamined and unchecked, emotions cause you to repeat undesirable results. Highly successful people exhibit emotional competence. Emotionally competent people feel plenty of emotions, they just…Continue Reading →

S:0940 Principle: Overwhelm

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   To be in overwhelm is neither pleasant nor useful. But what can you do about it? First, know that overwhelm is event-driven, thus for most people it only shows up periodically. Still, when you’re in it, you’re in…Continue Reading →

S:0939 Quote: Think

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Think for yourself. Otherwise you’ll have to believe what others tell you.” Anonymous   Coaching Point: Of course, if you don’t choose to think for yourself, then you’ll want to very carefully choose who you listen to! But really, where’s the freedom in being told what…Continue Reading →

S:0938 Distinction: Undoing vs. Doing

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   An interesting and useful approach learned from observing highly successful people is that you are much more likely to experience the outcomes you’re drawn to by first removing the barriers to having them occur. This is…Continue Reading →

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