S:0620 Distinction: How Did That Happen? vs. HOWDIDTHATHAPPEN!!?

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Inquiry is powerful. Reaction is not. A calm review of a situation can show you things, teach you things, assist your growth. A panicked, short-of-breath, Oh-my-gosh, I’m-almost-overwhelmed reaction rarely teaches you anything. Frequently practice the inquiry…Continue Reading →

S:0619 Quote: Build Your Own Board

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Build your own board.” The character “Big Z” in the animated movie “Surf’s Up”   Coaching Point: They’re talking about surfboards. About how you can buy a new board or get a used board from another surfer. But the wise mentor (“Big Z”) advises the youngster…Continue Reading →

S:0618 Principle: Answering Your Own Questions

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   In your tool box of life it’s useful to have a set of great questions, questions you have thought about, prepared, and are instantly ready to ask when the opportunity arises. You can get powerful guidance from the…Continue Reading →

S:0617 Quote: Originals

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.” Alexis de Tocqueville – Historian   Coaching Point: Are you free to be an original?   Copyright 2007 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →