S:0147 Distinction: Living to Win vs. Living to Not Lose

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Humans have a built-in desire t maximize pleasure and minimize pain. This desire to move away from painful stuff and toward pleasurable stuff is not “learned” behavior, but rather is built in as a survival mechanism,…Continue Reading →

S:0146 Quote: Accept Your Death

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “If you don’t accept your death, what meaning can your life have? Don’t be put off by the morbidity of this. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –…Continue Reading →

S:0145 Quote: Results

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Abjure the why and seek the how.” Sir Richard Burton   Coaching Point: Why not the Why? Because the How is about action and action is about results. That’s why.   Copyright 1998 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0144 Top 10 List: Top 10 Types of Results That Can Be Produced

1. Financial results: More money is made. 2. Legacy results: You’ve left your mark on civilization. 3. Improvement results: Things have gotten better. 4. Reduction results: Things have gotten simpler. 5. Integrity results: Things have gotten stronger. 6. Expansion results: Things have gotten bigger. 7. Awareness results: You have gotten smarter. 8. Energy results: People…Continue Reading →

S:0143 Quote: Freedom

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” Albert Einstein “Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.” Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. “Uncertainty is the fertile ground of pure creativity and freedom. Uncertainty means stepping…Continue Reading →