S:1104 Principle: Spot It

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   I read a phrase recently which had a lot of power in a few words. “You spot it, you got it.” A bit of clarifying translation, “If you spot something in someone else which is upsetting you, then…Continue Reading →

S:1103 Principle: Rehab

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   At the gym the other morning I was focused on rehabbing my left shoulder, which had been giving me trouble for a while. As I did the exercises I realized I had also – in the previous year…Continue Reading →

S:1102 Quote: Certainty

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything.” Richard Feynman   Coaching Point: Richard Feynman was one of the brightest lights in the world of physics research and study. Nanotechnology, quantum…Continue Reading →

S:1101 Quote: Relationships

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “I need to put you out of my misery!” Steve Potts   Coaching Point: Sometimes relationships need to end. Sometimes you just need to fire a customer. Or a vendor. Or an employee. Or spouse. Sometimes the misery simply is not worth it. That’s the key…Continue Reading →

S:1100 Distinction: Let Go Of It vs. Quit It

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Have you ever had a behavior you knew wasn’t good for you and you wanted to stop it? And you tried to quit? And you did … for a while? Welcome to the world of normal.…Continue Reading →

S:1099 Principle: Thanks

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Thanks Gratitude Appreciation Recognition Cheer Acknowledgement Giving credit Well done Good work Gratefulness Accepting Pleased Giving thanks   Coaching Point: When you re-read the list, which ones stand out for you?   Copyright 2016 Steve Straus. All rights…Continue Reading →

S:1098 Great Question: Trust?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What do I trust?”   Coaching Point: Your answer to this Great Question will tell you a lot about yourself and your happiness. Trust is a big deal. In the absence of trust, life is hard, threat-filled. When you have grown enough to develop…Continue Reading →

S:1097 Distinction: Spontaneous vs. Impulsive

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Among the great joys of being human is the freedom to live with spontaneity. Spontaneous includes joy, adventure, gratefulness, opportunity, surprise, enthusiasm, connection, and, well, life. To be spontaneous is to be on the leading edge…Continue Reading →

S:1096 Quote: Get Even

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “It’s hard to get ahead when you’re trying to get even.” John Barnes   Coaching Point: You can put your attention and energy into moving toward the outcomes you want. The question is, what outcomes do you want? If you focus on getting even with someone…Continue Reading →

S:1095 Distinction: Imminent vs. Inevitable

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Imminent has a sense of drama about it – near-term, looming, potentially threatening. It may not feel very comfortable. The point of this Distinction is that imminent is frequently confused with, and incorrectly used interchangeably for,…Continue Reading →

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