S:1150 Principle: Which Collar?

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   When visiting with a local police officer who was part of a dog unit, I asked how his canine partner behaved when at home with the officer’s young children. He said they played together really well. When I…Continue Reading →

S:1149 Principle: Effective Communication

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Many years ago when I finally woke up and realized I had to run my own life, I happened on a mentor with many pieces of great advice. One was (and is) – In any communication, if you…Continue Reading →

S:1146 Principle: Giving Up Your Power

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   At an event last night the speaker said – in an ‘of-course’ manner – “When you see yourself as a victim you give up your power.” As I pondered the significance of her dozen words I didn’t hear…Continue Reading →

S:1145 Principle: Looking For The Latch

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   She was a frisky, questioning, adventurous child. Did not like being confined. Every opportunity she would run outside because she wanted to see and experience the world. That was not good because she was only 5 years old…Continue Reading →

S:1143 Principle: Responsibility

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Responsibility is personal.   Coaching Point: What more needs to be said?   Copyright 2017 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1139 Principle: Recalculating

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   On a recent road trip in unfamiliar territory I used my trusty old GPS. (Yes, I know there is now one bundled with my phone, but I’ve downloaded a British lady’s voice into my old GPS and I…Continue Reading →

S:1135 Principle: Ask

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Today’s issue of the S3MC (issue #1135) begins the 23rd year of the weekly publishing of my thoughts on life, liberty, freedom, and the human condition. Since we, you and I, are unimaginably complex beings I’ll never run…Continue Reading →

S:1132 Principle: Nothing I Can Do About It Now

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   [Imagine Willie Nelson’s nasally voice singing in a darkened venue.] “And I could cry for the time I’ve wasted But that’s a waste of time and tears And I know just what I’d change If went back in…Continue Reading →

S:1129 Principle: Forecasts

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   There was an interesting sentence in an aviation magazine (I seem to be shown a lot of ideas from aviation!) about some folks who flew around Iceland for a one-week adventure: “In Iceland, the weather doesn’t care about…Continue Reading →

S:1127 Principle: Context

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   What is real to you depends on content and perception. Perception depends on context. The meaning of content, then, depends on the context within which it is experienced. Recall an event from your past about which your opinion…Continue Reading →

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