S:1243 Distinction: Persist vs. Force

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) A prime source of problems is Trying To Force An Outcome. If you enjoy solving problems, then spend your time forcing outcomes and you’ll have a steady supply! Many problems appear to come from the outside, but…Continue Reading →

S:1242 Quote: Models

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “All models are wrong, but some are useful.” George Box Coaching Point: He further said, “Since all models are wrong the scientist must be alert to what is importantly wrong. It is inappropriate to be concerned about mice when there are tigers abroad.” That’s the Signal vs.…Continue Reading →

S:1241 Great Question: WHAT!?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “WHAT!?” Coaching Point: Note the exclamation mark – “WHAT!?” needs to be read with emotion. It is more than just a simple question. It’s an expression of incredulity, of surprise, wonder, shock. WHAT!? Catch yourself asking this question and use that awareness to discover what…Continue Reading →

S:1240 Great Question: Meaningful?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What would make my life more meaningful?” Coaching Point: It’s been my experience that few contemplate this Great Question with any frequency. It’s a really good question. It’s positive. It’s an inquiry which, by asking it, pulls you forward. Notice it’s not about what’s off,…Continue Reading →