S:1112 Distinction: Participate vs. Perfect

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   One of my talents – as identified in the StrengthsFinder assessment – is called Maximizer. It is my number one, top-of-the-list talent. That means I’m motivated, at the deepest levels of my wiring, to want to […]

S:1111 Principle: Draft Ugly; Edit Pretty

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Draft ugly, edit pretty is a approach recommended by many writers. Great writing, it has been said, does not happen in the writing, but in the rewriting. In the movie/video business the phrase is, “Fix it in post,” […]

S:1110 Great Question: Complicit?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “How am I complicit in creating the conditions I say I don’t want?”   Coaching Point: I flared up when I was first presented – no, confronted! – by this Great Question. How dare they assume I had a hand in creating my less-than-stellar […]

S:1109 Quote: Impostors

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “. . . If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; . . .” Rudyard Kipling   Coaching Point: Lifted […]