S:1117 Distinction: Truth vs. Cliché

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This one is a trick. Distinctions are usually comparisons between two ideas/things/issues which are similar, but different enough to cause an ah-ha, a greater awareness. This Distinction is a trick because the two sides of it…Continue Reading →

S:1116 Principle: Responsibility

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   An interesting sentence stood out in a recent magazine article – “Machines don’t care about operator ignorance.” Of course they don’t, they’re not sentient. (At least not yet!) But what the sentence reminded me is that when we…Continue Reading →

S:1115 Great Question: Retirement?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What will I do when (or if) I retire?”   Coaching Point: If you are too young to even think about retirement, then forward this S3MC to one of the ‘old folks’ you know! They may benefit from it. If, on the other hand,…Continue Reading →

S:1114 Quote: Inspire

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Coaching Point: Teaching is good. Lecturing has its…Continue Reading →

S:1113 Great Fear: Of Separateness

(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.) [There are countless fears, yet few are of the level of the Great Fears. A Great Fear is noted by its commonness and its effect; it shows up in a large part of society and can have a numbing effect on one’s happiness.]   The ego…Continue Reading →