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S:1361 Quote: The Happiness Illusion

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “The illusion is that we all thought the source of happiness is something outside ourselves, that something outside ourselves has the power to make us happy. However, the minute we give away our power and project it outside ourselves, we are in a negative energy field and…Continue Reading →

S:1360 Great Question: Comfortably Receive?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “How much positive energy can I comfortably receive right now?” Coaching Point: The key word in this Great Question is ‘comfortably’. Everybody can receive something. The issue is: how much? You’ve seen the now classic stories about lottery winners returning to their previous lifestyle within…Continue Reading →

S:1359 Principle: Words And Their Meanings

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Two recent S3MC’s were Distinctions with the same words but in reverse order. The convention I use in writing Distinctions is that the first word or phrase is the stronger of the two. The other side of the Distinction…Continue Reading →

S:1358 Distinction: What If? vs. What Is

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) A mistake many make is to be bound by What Is. They think and feel their current reality, including the dramas of the path to here, are shackles keeping them from having a better tomorrow. Highly successful…Continue Reading →

S:1357 Distinction: What Is vs. What If?

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) What Is. That’s what is so right now. It’s your perception from your point of view. Amazingly most (yes, most) people don’t live in What Is. They live for What If? They live for a better, or…Continue Reading →

S:1356 Distinction: Declare vs. Explain

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) There is nothing wrong about explaining or being willing to explain. Explaining is frequently the right tool when teaching, leading, managing. When you teach you transfer knowledge (and maybe even wisdom!). The person or group knows more…Continue Reading →

S:1355 Great Question: Amazes?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What amazes me?” Coaching Point: Children spend much of their time amazed. That’s because each day can be an introduction to something new, interesting, wonderful. For them there is a continual unfoldment of something they haven’t seen before, had no idea existed, and, well, amazes…Continue Reading →

S:1354 Principle: Peril

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Treat people poorly at your peril. Coaching Point: You can treat others poorly if you want, but what is the price? Copyright 2021 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1353 Quote: Saying and Hearing

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Words of affirmation focus on what we are saying,whereas quality conversation focuses on what we are hearing.” Gary D. Chapman – from his book The Five Love Languages Coaching Point: Some people know they are loved when they are affirmed, recognized, or acknowledged verbally. What is said…Continue Reading →

S:1352 Principle: Skepticism

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Skepticism is a useful tool, in moderation. But, like any talent, it can be overdone. And any talent overdone can become a hindrance. Problems with skepticism arise when it becomes a default approach to life. Smaller doses work better.…Continue Reading →

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