S:0952 Distinction: Generosity vs. Reciprocity

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   It was popular a few years ago to use the term “give first” as part of a process of building an awareness of you in your chosen market. It was intended to trigger a basic human…Continue Reading →

S:0951 Quote: Experience

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first. The lesson comes afterwards.” Martha King   Coaching Point: Until I saw her recent quote I had never thought about tests coming before lessons, but sometimes they do, don’t they? What is a test you’ve had…Continue Reading →

S:0950 Distinction: Old Thief vs. Young Thief

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   No, I’m not promoting theft as a life-style. An old Hitchcock movie with Cary Grant comes to mind. The difference between an old thief and a young one is that the young thief spends most of…Continue Reading →

S: 0949 Great Question: Mistakes?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Am I making new mistakes? Or old ones?”   Coaching Point: New mistakes? That’s a good thing. Repeating old ones? Not so much.   Copyright 2014 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0948 Principle: Change

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   I like cookies. I like to eat them and I like to create recipes and bake them. So, you might rightly ask, how do cookies relate to this S3MC topic of Change? After 18+ years of ‘baking’ and…Continue Reading →