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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:1484 Quote: Be

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “Better be than seen.”Old Proverb Coaching Point: Be…

S:1483 Great Question: Wants Me?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What wants me?” Coaching Point: It…

S:1482 Distinction: Wanting vs. Needing

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value…

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S:1484 Quote: Be

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “Better be than seen.”Old Proverb Coaching Point: Be is from within. Seen is without.To be Seen well takes work.To Be well takes different work.How are you Being? Copyright 2024 Steve Straus. All rights reserved. …

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S:1483 Great Question: Wants Me?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What wants me?” Coaching Point: It is important to have clarity about what you want, desire, even need. Without that there can be a tendency to wander aimlessly, drifting. When you take the classic (What do I want?) question and turn it on its head, …

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S:1482 Distinction: Wanting vs. Needing

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Wanting is being drawn toward a desirable outcome. It includes enjoying the outcome should it occur. And maybe enjoying the unfoldment to the outcome. Wanting is about enjoyment. Full stop. On the other hand Needing evokes unenjoyable …

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S:1481 Distinction: Waiting vs. Waiting

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Waiting has two forms – useful and unuseful. Sometimes waiting is a part of preparing. That glob of dough needs to be left alone for a while before it’s cooked to become a warm loaf of sourdough …

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S:1480 Personal Need: To Not Be Needy

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete, or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) Early in conversations about Needs – what they are, what they cost, how they can be easily resolved – people can become somewhat uncomfortable with the topic. It is because they readily see …

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S:1479 Principle: Dealing With Emergencies

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Talking with a seatmate during a recent airplane trip we discussed his history which included years as a paramedic. A phrase just slipped out of him about how he stayed calm and focused in intense situations. Each event he …

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