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S:1337 Quote: Live

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Dum vivimus, vivamus.”[“While we live, let us live.”] Purportedly from Epictetus Coaching Point: I saw this quoted recently. It wouldn’t let go of me.Are you living while you live? Copyright 2021 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1336 Principle: Explain

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)Life is too short to have to explain yourself. Explaining, justifying, working to be understood, trying to be being accepted, these and other activities are a waste of your time. Thinking that you need to do them is the result…Continue Reading →

S:1335 Quote: Time

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “In theory one is aware that the earth revolves,but in practice one does not perceive it,the ground upon which one treads seems not to move,and one can live undisturbed.So it is with Time in one’s life.” Marcel Proust Coaching Point: Use the remaining time of this 3…Continue Reading →

S:1334 Principle: Negative Spaces

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) In the visual arts the space between the images is called negative space. In many works the negative space is what makes the image work. In music the negative space – the silence – between the notes is what…Continue Reading →

S:1333 Quote: Promises

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Under Promise. Over deliver.” Twyla Maddux Coaching Point: This is a long-time staple of the Coaching world. It is the opposite of what most people do. When was the last time a vendor stretched a promise to you into an over-promise and then under-delivered? Didn’t come out…Continue Reading →

S:1332 Great Question: Why Am I Doing This?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “Why am I doing this?” Coaching Point: The person who can interrupt their thoughts, words, and actions to ask this Great Question is running their life rather than letting their autopilot run it. For most of the routine stuff being on autopilot is indeed an…Continue Reading →

S:1331 Principle: From Dinner To Diner

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Sometimes I never know where an initial S3MC thought will take me. This was one of those times. Had a thought about sitting on a beach and having a crab nibble on my toe, then picking up the crab…Continue Reading →

S:1330 Distinction: Showing Up Authentically vs. Auditioning

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) The genesis of this Distinction was a sentence uttered years ago about dating. “No one just goes on a date, they audition.” Meaning they were playing a part they think the other person wants to see. Or…Continue Reading →

S:1329 Quote: Help

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “What is the bravest thing you’ve ever said?” asked the boy.“Help,” said the horse. (and)“Asking for help isn’t giving up,” said the horse. “It’s refusing to give up.” –Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse Coaching Point: When was the last time you…Continue Reading →

S:1328 Distinction: Living With The Past vs. Living In The Past

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) This Distinction emerged, like many S3MC topics, from recent experience. In this case I’ve had a major change in my life which points out the difference in the two sides of this distinction. Living in the past…Continue Reading →

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