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S:1368 Principle: Reflection Points

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) In all lives there are unbidden inflection points. Defined as moments when change occurs. The effect an inflection point has depends on its timing, potential impact, and probably most importantly, on awareness. Inflection points can be at the start,…Continue Reading →

S:1367 Great Question: Creation?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What has been my best creation to date?” Coaching Point: This is a trick question. The first answer which popped into your mind is different from the one which might have popped up a few years ago. And different from the one a few years…Continue Reading →

S:1366 Principle: Living

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Don’t be afraid of death.Be afraid of an unlived life. Coaching Point: What is one piece of evidence you are living your life?And one more indication?And another? Copyright 2022 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1365 Distinction: Not Succeeding vs. Failing

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) You probably don’t know anyone who enjoys failing. Failing doesn’t feel good. In fact, the fear of feeling the pain of failing stops many from even attempting. Highly successful folks have tried and failed countless times. That’s…Continue Reading →

S:1364 Quote: Thinking

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “Reading without thinking is as nothing, for no book is as important for what it says as for what it makes you think.” Louis L’Amour – from his personal notes (and used in his book The Walking Drum) Coaching Point: This has always been the impetus behind…Continue Reading →

S:1363 Distinction: Careful vs. Fearful

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) This Distinction seems to get clearer with age. When we’re younger running out the door and Mom says, “be careful” we tend to shrug it off with an “Oh, Mom” and keep going. Because we don’t see…Continue Reading →

S:1362 Principle: Roller-coasters

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Roller-coasters come in many sizes and shapes. All are designed to give a thrilling ride. A safe ride, but still scare you, a lot or a little. One of the reasons we ride is knowing we’re not going to…Continue Reading →

S:1361 Quote: The Happiness Illusion

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “The illusion is that we all thought the source of happiness is something outside ourselves, that something outside ourselves has the power to make us happy. However, the minute we give away our power and project it outside ourselves, we are in a negative energy field and…Continue Reading →

S:1360 Great Question: Comfortably Receive?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “How much positive energy can I comfortably receive right now?” Coaching Point: The key word in this Great Question is ‘comfortably’. Everybody can receive something. The issue is: how much? You’ve seen the now classic stories about lottery winners returning to their previous lifestyle within…Continue Reading →

S:1359 Principle: Words And Their Meanings

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Two recent S3MC’s were Distinctions with the same words but in reverse order. The convention I use in writing Distinctions is that the first word or phrase is the stronger of the two. The other side of the Distinction…Continue Reading →

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