S:0625 Distinction: Concern vs. Fear

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   It’s natural from time to time to be concerned about something. When you’re concerned you think about the situation, perhaps heighten your awareness, and make plans for various contingencies. Concern is a useful tool of successful…Continue Reading →

S:0624 Principle: To Not Know

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   It’s easy to get wrapped up in trying to figure everything out. Your mind is a wonderful thing. Thinking, planning, and discerning are all useful tools, but they become hindrances when overdone. Life is unimaginably complex and constantly…Continue Reading →

S:0623 Quote: Planning

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The great bulk of planning for the future, to the extent we do it at all, is putting patches on the present, as opposed to creating a future from the raw material of possibility, which has a lot more power.” John Barnes   Coaching Point: Planning…Continue Reading →

S:0622 Principle: Happiness

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Your happiness is entirely your own responsibility. No one else can ensure your happiness. No one else can prevent your happiness, either.   Coaching Point: How’s it going for you so far?   Copyright 2007 Steve Straus. All…Continue Reading →

S:0621 Great Question: Asking?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What have I lost in my life by not asking?”   Coaching Point: Most people don’t ask for what they want because they’re afraid of some “negative” outcome such as rejection. Or they’re afraid of acceptance and then they’ll have to perform. Or they’re…Continue Reading →