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S:1220 Great Fear: Of Loss

(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.) A fear of loss can have at least two major ways it diminishes your freedom, your happiness. First is the constriction you feel about losing something you have. A classic example is inherited wealth. There are plenty of case histories showing 2nd and 3rd generations who…Continue Reading →

S:1219 Quote: Trading Lesser For Greater

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Let go of the lesser in order to experience the greater. This is not a bad bargain.” Ernest Holmes Coaching Point: This would seem the perfect example of a no-brainer. Who wouldn’t make that lesser-for-greater trade? Most of us, it turns out. We get stuck in the…Continue Reading →

S:1218 Distinction: New Mattress vs. New Sheets

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) New sheets are a simple way to freshen up a bed. Of course. But if the mattress is worn out, putting new sheets on it won’t improve your sleep. Yet that’s exactly what we do sometimes: we…Continue Reading →

S:1217 Great Question: Look Forward To?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What do I have to look forward to?” Coaching Point: You do have something you’re looking forward to, don’t you? Something interesting, maybe even exciting? Something which pulls you forward in healthy anticipation? Or do most days seem to be only attempts to escape? To…Continue Reading →

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 →

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