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S:1216 Principle: Happiness

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Happiness is a response. Many look to external events to ‘provide’ their happiness. The only thing externals do is trigger responses from within. One response is happiness. The unrestrained laughter of a child; a sunrise or sunset; your sports…Continue Reading →

S:1215 Principle: Change

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Nothing changes if nothing changes. Coaching Point: If you are stuck, why?If you are waiting for change to happen, why? Copyright 2019 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1214 Quote: Individuality

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Our individuality is all, all, that we have.There are those who barter it for security,those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society,but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it, in…Continue Reading →

S:1213 Great Question: Judgmental?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “Where am I being judgmental?” Coaching Point: You know I write and share many of these weekly S3MCs based on what’s occurring in my life, don’t you? So, yes, I’ve become aware of just how judgmental I’ve been. And I see the great cost of…Continue Reading →

S:1212 Distinction: Differentiation vs. Separation

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Your hand is different from your foot, but each are parts of you. They are different, but not separate from you. A leaf is different from the bark, but both are parts of a tree and not…Continue Reading →

S:1211 Principle: Events

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) It is not the events in in your life which are causing how you feel. It is how you are reacting to those events. Coaching Point: What do you think might happen if you never blamed again? What would…Continue Reading →

S:1210 Distinction: Construct vs. Real

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Many people think of their eyes as windows or portals, like telescopes or microscopes, benders of light. They think they are perceivers of images which come in front of them and are thus real. Not so. What…Continue Reading →

S:1209 Quote: Splitting Rock

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but…Continue Reading →

S:1208 Quote: Past and Future

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “What I thought was my destiny was just my past running out ahead of me.” Peyton Wimmer   Coaching Point: It is so easy to have wishes for the future be based on the past. Many goals are attempts to plug holes. We can believe (read:…Continue Reading →

S:1207 Principle: Clarity

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   If you don’t have clarity, don’t make up a story. Clarity is one of the ‘secret’ tools of highly successful people. Whether taking or withholding action to do so with clarity is smart. People who struggle tend to…Continue Reading →

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