S:0416 Distinction: Delusion vs. Denial

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   When you have a delusion, you have a mistaken impression about something. You don t have the facts right. You are incorrect. When you are in denial, you also have a false impression about something but…Continue Reading →

S:0415 Distinction: Strong vs. Harsh

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This distinction is about how you correct someone s behavior. Whether it s an employee, a vendor, your child or a friend, correcting someone s behavior requires skill. Nobody likes a namby-pamby speaker. People who give…Continue Reading →

S:0414 Distinction: Acknowledge vs. Approve

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   When you acknowledge someone you re stating something about them that is core to who they are. For instance, you may acknowledge a person s boisterous enthusiasm, even though you may not admire the trait. Sensing…Continue Reading →

S:0413 Distinction: Reserve vs. Conserve

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   These two are similar, but have a difference in attitude. Having reserve is about setting something aside for future use. Reserves give you sufficient supplies to handle emergencies and to cover future liabilities. It s healthy…Continue Reading →

S:0412 Principle: Incorrect Memories

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Decades after graduating from high school and after skipping several class reunions, a man attended his first. It was his first because he remembered having not enjoyed high school. He was an introverted boy who felt socially inept…Continue Reading →

S:0411 Quote: Progress

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Progress can be fragile.” Steve Straus   Coaching Point: After you have made progress in some area of your life, stress can cause you to return to an old way of behaving, losing what you have gained. What do you do to assure that your progress…Continue Reading →

S:0410 Distinction: Serving vs. Ambitious

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   You may know someone who is part of a charitable organization and your sense of them is that they are primarily there to network with others to further their personal success. How does that make you…Continue Reading →

S:0409 Quote: Non-Essential Thoughts

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The capacity of the mind to focus on non-essentials is limitless.” Steve Straus   Coaching Point: Unless you are an experienced meditator, have had a neurological event, or are just plain lucky your thoughts occur in a continuous stream with no gaps between thoughts. How many…Continue Reading →

S:0408 Principle: Wholeness

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Problems and suffering in human life occur when we lose the sense of being whole. We are whole, we just forget. Each fundamental way in which our sense of being whole is lost leads to an illusion of…Continue Reading →

S:0407 Distinction: Informed By (the past) vs. At The Effect Of (the past)

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Your past can serve you well. You have had many experiences getting to where you are. You have learned a lot. You know what works and what doesn’t. Your past can inform you of much which…Continue Reading →

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