S:1156 Great Question: Happy?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “As I look back over the past year, of what am I happiest?”   Coaching Point: Sure, your year wasn’t all rainbows and unicorn sightings, there was probably pain and upset, maybe some of it tough sledding. This Great Question isn’t about that. It’s…Continue Reading →

S:1155 Principle: Stuck

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Stuck sucks. That may sound harsh, crude even, but it’s a truth. Stuck has several attributes, none attractive. When you’re stuck, options narrow. With fewer options you are less free. Free is good. Stuck isn’t. When you’re stuck,…Continue Reading →

S:1154 Principle: The Smart Guy Inside

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   At the gym the other day a young man I’ve grown to know and like popped out with an attention-getting phrase. When talking about mistakes he had made in his somewhat rough past and that he was making…Continue Reading →

S:1153 Quote: Happens

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Anything that happens, happens. Anything that, in happening, causes something else to happen, causes something else to happen. Anything that, in happening, causes itself to happen again, happens again. It doesn’t necessarily do it in chronological order, though.” Douglas Adams   Coaching Point: At first reading,…Continue Reading →

S:1152 Quote: During The Game

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “We could all use a little coaching. When you’re playing the game, it’s hard to think of everything.” Jim Rohn   Coaching Point: Sure, this could be slipped in as a pitch for having a Coach, but think about the general wisdom in Rohn’s observation. During…Continue Reading →

S:1151 Distinction: Slow Down vs. Double Down

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   I was talking with a person who had recently experienced a rather significant adverse health issue, the kind that classically causes one to reconsider how they are doing life and then initiate a slowdown. Instead, this…Continue Reading →

S:1150 Principle: Which Collar?

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   When visiting with a local police officer who was part of a dog unit, I asked how his canine partner behaved when at home with the officer’s young children. He said they played together really well. When I…Continue Reading →

S:1149 Principle: Effective Communication

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Many years ago when I finally woke up and realized I had to run my own life, I happened on a mentor with many pieces of great advice. One was (and is) – In any communication, if you…Continue Reading →

S:1148 Quote: To Know

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “To know the laws that govern the winds …… will give you an easy mind on your voyage around the world; otherwise, you may tremble at the appearance of every cloud.” Joshua Slocum 1844-1909 ‘Sailing Alone Around the World’   Coaching Point: Sometimes it takes work,…Continue Reading →

S:1147 Great Fear: Of Being Unhappy

(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.) [There are countless fears, yet few are of the level of the Great Fears. A Great Fear is noted by its commonness and its effect; it shows up in a large part of society and can have a numbing effect on one’s happiness.]   Isn’t it…Continue Reading →

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