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S:1153 Quote: Happens

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Anything that happens, happens. Anything that, in happening, causes something else to happen, causes something else to happen. Anything that, in happening, causes itself to happen again, happens again. It doesn’t necessarily do it in chronological order, though.” Douglas Adams   Coaching Point: At first reading,…Continue Reading →

S:1152 Quote: During The Game

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “We could all use a little coaching. When you’re playing the game, it’s hard to think of everything.” Jim Rohn   Coaching Point: Sure, this could be slipped in as a pitch for having a Coach, but think about the general wisdom in Rohn’s observation. During…Continue Reading →

S:1151 Distinction: Slow Down vs. Double Down

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   I was talking with a person who had recently experienced a rather significant adverse health issue, the kind that classically causes one to reconsider how they are doing life and then initiate a slowdown. Instead, this…Continue Reading →

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:1148 Quote: To Know

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “To know the laws that govern the winds …… will give you an easy mind on your voyage around the world; otherwise, you may tremble at the appearance of every cloud.” Joshua Slocum 1844-1909 ‘Sailing Alone Around the World’   Coaching Point: Sometimes it takes work,…Continue Reading →

S:1147 Great Fear: Of Being Unhappy

(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.]   Isn’t it…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:1144 Quote: Education

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The education of circumstances is superior to that of tuition.” William Wordsworth   Coaching Point: More’s to be learned outside the classroom than in?   Copyright 2017 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

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