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S:1258 Distinction: Enjoy vs. Need

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) What do you feel like when you enjoy something (or someone or somewhere)? Most would describe enjoyment as a good, desirable feeling. An internal experience. You can pursue countless enjoyable outcomes. When what you are pursuing is…Continue Reading →

S:1257 Quote: Self-Compassion

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “All self-examination should be done with compassion, keeping in mind that past errors arose within a different context.” David Hawkins Coaching Point: “…a different context.” So important. Change, experience, and growth are life. Thus, the context changes every day. You are not who you were. Judging your…Continue Reading →

S:1256 Principle: Hear

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) As someone who’s ability to hear has diminished I’ve become more aware of the importance of accurate hearing. And more aware of what constitutes accurate hearing, or more to the point, inaccurate hearing. There are many factors. And the…Continue Reading →

S:1255 Great Question: Forgiven?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What have I not forgiven?” Coaching Point: Much has been written about forgiving and forgiveness. There’s a reason. Holding onto resentments, hurts, anger, pride, griefs, you know, the stuff which happens in the course of a normal life, all that stuff, if unforgiven, has a…Continue Reading →

S:1254 Quote: Can Do

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden – famed developer of people (and basketball coach) Coaching Point: This advice from Wooden may be among the most ignored in the world. People seem to be very clear about their limitations…Continue Reading →

S:1253 Great Question: What Am I Doing?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What am I doing with what I’ve got?” Coaching Point: An amazing number of people spend most of their time focusing on getting what they want (or think they want) instead of on what they already have. For them, their future is much more attractive…Continue Reading →

S:1252 Distinction: Attract vs. Make Happen

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) There is plenty of satisfaction to be received from making things happen. You can get your emotional needs met, accomplish meaningful outcomes, prove your self-worth, and stand out from the pack by bowing your back and taking…Continue Reading →

S:1251 Quote: Time

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” Nathaniel Hawthorne – from ‘The Marble Faun’ Coaching Point: What are some of the shadows time has left for you? Copyright 2019 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1250 Principle: Change

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) All permanent change is internal. Really? Let’s break it down: “All” – I’m skeptical about “all” “never” “everywhere” and such. I invite you to also be so when considering this S3MC Principle. But, in this case, I stand behind…Continue Reading →

S:1249 Quote: Imagine

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “I could imagine it in a way that felt like remembering.” Ben Lerner Coaching Point: What’s it like for you when you remember something? Are there details? Sounds? Images? Perhaps most importantly, emotions? Can you think of your future with that same level of engagement? Some call…Continue Reading →

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