S:0723 Great Question: Holding Back?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What is the fear that is holding me back?”   Coaching Point: Many times you know what you want to change, but find yourself not changing. Instead, you live with, tolerate, pay the price, hang on, resist, or suffer. A reluctance to change, a…Continue Reading →

S:0722 Quote: Good-byes

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. Richard Bach   Coaching Point: Do you agree?   Copyright 2009 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0721 Distinction: Liberation vs. Loss

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   All change is accompanied by a sense of loss, at least temporarily, because what was so before is no longer so, thus something feels lost. Live with the new for a while and the sense of…Continue Reading →

S:0720 Principle: Happiness

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Happiness. Contentment. Joy. Different words, used to evoke a similar response, namely, feeling very, very good. What happens when you’re happy? Do you like how it feels? Then who is responsible for your happiness? If your answer is…Continue Reading →

S:0719 Principle: Self-Perception

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   After several come-from-behind wins during a college sports championship series the coach said to his players, “How you perceive yourself has more to do in what you become than your skill or talent.” What a great message for…Continue Reading →