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Today the idea of having a Coach, or even being a Coach, is well understood, but back in January of 1987 there was no (general) coaching profession. The response from most people, upon hearing that Steve Straus was a Coach, was to ask, “What sport?” A reasonable question given that the role of a sports coach is to assist athletes to be their best, to set goals, to excel, whatever their game. That’s what personal Coaches do for people in the game of life.

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S:1497 Distinction: Create vs. Allocate

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S:1496 Principle: First Draft

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S:1495 Quote: Take It All In

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “His eyes … took it all in and…

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S:1497 Distinction: Create vs. Allocate

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) There are people who are terrific creators. They may or may not be equally good at implementing and managing their creations. Think ‘starving artist.’ There are others who aren’t particularly good at creating but who have the …

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S:1496 Principle: First Draft

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Writing is rewriting. What finally gets published has usually gone through many rewrites. And that works. Grab an idea, write something about it. Get all your initial thoughts captured. Then at your pace reread your writing and rewrite anything …

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S:1495 Quote: Take It All In

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “His eyes took it all in and let only some of it out.” A remembered line in a long un-remembered book Coaching Point: Have you ever encountered someone like that, someone who takes it all in? If you did how would you know? What is their …

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S:1494 Great Question: Better?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “How is the world better because of me today?” Coaching Point: Hold on, this is not the overwhelming question it may appear. You need not visibly and knowingly change the world in a dramatic way for this question to be useful. To the contrary, anything …

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S:1493 Principle: Long Waves

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) A gentle jazz piece somehow found its way onto one of my playlists a couple of years ago. Always pleased with the sounds when it randomly pops up, but the title is what won’t let go of me – …

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S:1492 Distinction: Obstacle vs. Barrier

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) This is a simple distinction. Easy to implement with immediate payback. A Barrier stops you permanently. You are a victim of it. Game over. Don’t even try. Example: You’re 49 years old, 4’11” and have always wanted …

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