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S:1180 Great Question: Probable?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What do I need to do to change a possible into a probable?”   Coaching Point: Lots of outcomes are possible. That’s the nature of the universe; it’s a great big wonderful smorgasbord of possibilities. Out of all the possibilities only a few will…Continue Reading →

S:1179 Distinction: Mellow Drama vs. Melodrama

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Mellow Drama = Interesting characters, engaging situations, clever dialog, problems solved, satisfying conclusion, curtain closes, lights go up, everybody goes home pleased. Melodrama = Not the above.   Coaching Point: And your choice is?   Copyright…Continue Reading →

S:1178 Great Fear: Of Making a Mistake

(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.) [There are countless fears, yet few are of the level of the Great Fears. A Great Fear is noted by its commonness and its effect; it shows up in a large part of society and can have a numbing effect on one’s happiness.]   “What might…Continue Reading →

S:1177 Quote: Enthusiasm

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” Aldous Huxley   Coaching Point: That’s why some people are afraid to retire, they think they will lose their enthusiasm for life. Enthusiasm is self-imposed,…Continue Reading →

S:1176 Principle: Breakthroughs

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Many people enjoy solving crossword puzzles. Occasionally they run into one which seems unsolvable. They try and try and try, but can’t get any of the words. Then one little 3-letter word falls into place. It causes another…Continue Reading →

S:1175 Quote: Fun

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “People rarely succeed unless they have fun at what they are doing.” Dale Carnegie   Coaching Point: I frequently come across people who believe they must strive, struggle, stress, effort, or suffer to achieve outcomes. When quizzed about their approach to life they say it’s the…Continue Reading →

S:1174 Great Question: Freedom?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “How do I define my freedom today?”   Coaching Point: This Great Question has multiple parts. First, notice it is “my” freedom, not the definition someone else or society may have. Next, today’s definition may be different from one you had in times past.…Continue Reading →

S:1173 Principle: The Future

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment. Reality won’t go away because you don’t want to know. We see what we believe rather than what we see. Something…Continue Reading →

S:1172 Distinction: Advantage vs. Aberration

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   To have an advantage is to have an edge, a leg up, a better view. Looking for, and finding advantages is part of becoming, and staying, successful. Successful in business, of course, but advantages are useful…Continue Reading →

S:1171 Quote: Ego

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Your ego is not your amigo.” Jared Dillian   Coaching Point: He’s referring to having your ego-driven emotions interfere with making effective investment decisions. It’s certainly well known that buying and selling from either fear or greed is not useful. Many think of that which is…Continue Reading →

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