S:1242 Quote: Models

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “All models are wrong, but some are useful.” George Box Coaching Point: He further said, “Since all models are wrong the scientist must be alert to what is importantly wrong. It is inappropriate to be concerned about mice when there are tigers abroad.” That’s the Signal vs.…Continue Reading →

S:1241 Great Question: WHAT!?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “WHAT!?” Coaching Point: Note the exclamation mark – “WHAT!?” needs to be read with emotion. It is more than just a simple question. It’s an expression of incredulity, of surprise, wonder, shock. WHAT!? Catch yourself asking this question and use that awareness to discover what…Continue Reading →

S:1240 Great Question: Meaningful?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What would make my life more meaningful?” Coaching Point: It’s been my experience that few contemplate this Great Question with any frequency. It’s a really good question. It’s positive. It’s an inquiry which, by asking it, pulls you forward. Notice it’s not about what’s off,…Continue Reading →

S:1239 Great Question: Facts?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What are the facts?” Coaching Point: Full disclosure – I really dislike being confronted by an awareness that what I have held as ‘fact’ isn’t. I enjoy learning, discovering, reading, discussing; in other words, gathering the facts. Precision with language, accuracy of the meaning of…Continue Reading →

S:1238 Principle: Jackhammer Lessons

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) It’s easy to think of a jackhammer as a ‘dumb’ device, but it’s also a good teacher. Lessons can be learned. About twenty years ago I rented a jackhammer and spent the better part of a day busting up…Continue Reading →

S:1237 Distinction: A Value vs. A Need

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) This is a particularly useful Distinction when looking into basic human motivations. We show up, perform, and achieve outcomes for different reasons and with a range of motivations. One of the most important is the set of…Continue Reading →

S:1236 Quote: Too Soon

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) [One should always check the source of a quote because often a good one will have many fathers!] “I made my money by selling too soon.” by, variously…Bernard BaruchBaron Nathan RothschildJ.P. Morgan Coaching Point: The main point of their message is this: Greed for the last dime…Continue Reading →

S:1235 Personal Need: To Be Somebody

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) A ‘Somebody’ is rare and stands out. They have impact. They tend to be looked up to, respected, even envied. People want to be them. To need to be a Somebody is different.…Continue Reading →

S:1235a Personal Need: Explained

Tomorrow as usual I’ll be posting an S3MC. One of the early S3MC categories was on Personal Needs. I have become reawakened to the impact and costs of unmet Needs. Since I haven’t written and posted an S3MC in that category in years I thought it useful to post this brief explanation of what Personal…Continue Reading →

S:1234 Great Question: Think About?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What do I think about most?” Coaching Point: This is a trick question. In two ways. First, it’s not only about what you think consciously, it’s also about your unconscious thoughts. At a conscious level of awareness you may be having thoughts of some outcome…Continue Reading →

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