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S:1308 Quote: Gratitude

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many, and not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens Coaching Point: Easy to say, but I can get caught up in the undertow of daily ‘stuff’ and forget. Then I remember.…Continue Reading →

S:1307 Distinction: Acceptance vs. Resignation

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) The words Acceptance and Resignation are frequently conflated. Incorrectly so, for they have quite different meanings and energies. Acceptance is about what-is-so, right here, right now without interpretation. When you experience acceptance you are standing in your…Continue Reading →

S:1306 Personal Need: For Clarity

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete, or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) Clarity is a wonderful thing. It can provide confidence, energy, action, and results. With clarity all seems possible. A lack of clarity has two main issues. First, an absence of clarity can simply…Continue Reading →

S:1305 Distinction: Gratitude vs. Guilt

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Reading several books recently about wealth – its attributes, myths, and meaning – one of the recurring themes was guilt. Most often mentioned as an emotion experienced by people who had ascended to wealth from middle- or…Continue Reading →

S:1304 Principle: Own

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) What do you own? Things and stuff? Land and real estate? Freedom? Ideas and creativity? Yes to all of those. And no. Epictetus, a slave in Rome, later freed, later still banished to Greece, was a philosopher who said…Continue Reading →

S:1303 Great Fear: Of Success

(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.) This has been a popular topic for years, but it’s one I’ve never really bought into. The reason is Fear of Success is nearly always fronting for one or more other issues. A fear of ‘the other shoe dropping’ is common, a euphemism for expecting to…Continue Reading →

S:1302 Great Question: Rules?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What rules am I following that I wish I could break?” Coaching Point: The answers to this Great Question are evoked through three inquiries. To begin, what are the rules you’re following and who established them? Did you learn them yourself or merely inherit them?…Continue Reading →

S:1301 Quote: Values

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “The most important values in life are caught, not taught.” Thayer Willis – Wealth counselor Coaching Point: You can teach and preach. You can lecture and plead. But what you demonstrate outshines them all. What values are being caught by the people who are important to you?…Continue Reading →

S:1300 Principle: Ready

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) “Ready!” “Aim!” “Fire!” And the greatest of these is Ready. Sure, nothing happens until you ‘pull the trigger.’ That is the final creator of a result. Some hesitate to fire and miss opportunities. Others fire too soon and miss…Continue Reading →

S:1299 Distinction: Tired vs. Drained

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) A fundamental part of being coached is to take care of yourself. Good care of yourself. The idea is that it’s hard to be available for others when your vessel is depleted. Yes, there are people who…Continue Reading →

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