S:1131 Quote: Ideas

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.” Linus Pauling   Coaching Point: What techniques or processes do you use to get “lots of ideas”? How do you keep from getting attached to all of them?…Continue Reading →

S:1130 Attainment: Compassion

(Attainments are levels of growth along a path of development.)   Level 1 – Unaware of your negative thoughts about yourself Judgmental about your actions. Beat yourself up. Don’t even see it. Level 2 – Aware of your negative thoughts about yourself Starting to notice your negative self-talk. Don’t like how it feels. Want to…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:1128 Great Question: Interests?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What interests me?”   Coaching Point: You might think this Great Question is a common one. It can be, but sometimes it gets lost in the day-to-day. I was always a curious kid, interested in many topics. Then, married young, school, kids, work, started…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 →

S:1126 Great Question: Working?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What’s working?”   Coaching Point: So often we focus on what is off, wrong, broken, etc. In other words, what’s NOT working? That’s a useful place . . . to visit. Just don’t live there. Instead, when you choose to ask this Great Question…Continue Reading →

S:1125 Distinction: Responsible vs. Paranoid

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Of course, be responsible for seeing the truth of your world. Be responsible for correcting anything (within your control) which is preventing your life from working well. To be responsible is healthy and rewarding. Then there…Continue Reading →

S:1124 Quote: Purpose

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The secret of man’s being is not only to live but to have something to live for.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky   Coaching Point: The question of purpose provides different answers over time. Things change, you evolve, the important becomes the unimportant, the unimportant becomes the important, nothing…Continue Reading →

S:1123 Quote: Learning

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “More valuable than learning how to avoid mistakes is learning how to correct them when they occur, because they will.” Brady Lane   Coaching Point: Lane was speaking about building an airplane from a kit. Learning and getting it right is pretty important when you’re a…Continue Reading →

S:1122 Principle: Gifts and Problems

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   If you see something as a problem, it’s hard to see the gift within it. If you see something as a gift, it’s hard to see the problem within it. What you look for determines what you see.…Continue Reading →

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