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S:1274 Quote: Watchers

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “We have a responsibility to stand watch over one another, we are watchers, all of us, watchers, guarding against the darkness. . . . we’re all needed.” Dean Koontz Coaching Point: Do you know how to be a watcher? Copyright 2020 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1273 Distinction: Prepared vs. Panicked

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Both words, prepared and panicked, are set while visiting the future. The future – unknown, mysterious, shadowy – is at its core uncertain. In that, prepared and panicked are similar. It’s their response to the uncertain future…Continue Reading →

S:1272 Great Fear: Of Being A Victim

(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.] There is no…Continue Reading →

S:1271 Principle: Comfort Zone

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Rather than trying to grow by pushing yourself out of your comfort zone (common advice) how about simply expanding your comfort zone? There are many ways. Give up the push. That may be hard for some because their conditioning…Continue Reading →

S:1270 Quote: Fight

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “I don’t have to attend every fight I’m invited to.” A Course in Miracles Coaching Point: I laughed out loud when I first read this. Because I realized I had been susceptible to, shall we say, energetic engagement in debates which hadn’t add any real value to…Continue Reading →

S:1269 Great Question: Opinion?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What is the basis of my opinion?” Coaching Point: We all have opinions. Most are unrecognized, unconscious responses to our world. They reflect our worldview, conditioning, fears, hopes, and desires. The next time (and every time?) you start to express an opinion pause and ask…Continue Reading →

S:1268 Principle: Time

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) We have an infinite number of ways to allocate the finite time we have. Coaching Point: How are you allocating your finite time? Has your criteria for allocation changed over time? Copyright 2020 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1267 Principle: Effective Effort

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Sitting at the evening meal and in response to the query, “How was your day?” she said, “I got a lot done and I didn’t do a lot.” What an important message. It’s about effective effort. Some people have…Continue Reading →

S:1266 Quote: Fearing the Unknown

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “It’s not that we fear the unknown. You cannot fear something you do not know. Nobody is afraid of the unknown. What you really fear is the loss of the known. That’s what you fear.” Anthony de Mello Coaching Point: I had a hard time with this…Continue Reading →

S:1265 Distinction: Choice vs. Consequence

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Take your pick. You can focus on the one or on the other. You can move from choice to choice, dealing with whatever happens, then making a new choice from there. Or move from worry to worry,…Continue Reading →

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