S:1343 Principle: Potato Chip Payoff

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Do you like to eat potato chips? Or know someone who does? People who eat potato chips do so to get a payoff. Right now you may be raising your hand to make the argument that potato chips are…Continue Reading →

S:1342 Great Question: Want, Now?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What do I want, now?” Coaching Point: You may think you always know the answer, but experience with a wide array of personalities, intellects, interests, and histories shows it’s not such a simple question. Okay, it is simple, but for most not easy to answer.…Continue Reading →

S:1341 Great Fear: Of Feeling I’m Not Enough

(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.) Having a feeling of “I’m Not Enough” sucks. It sucks energy, enthusiasm, direction, it slowly sucks the life spirit out of you. That’s why we fear the feeling. If you see this Great Fear show up in your life, the first step, the most important and…Continue Reading →

S:1340 Quote: Seeing The Past

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “I wish I don’t know now what I didn’t know then.” Bob Seger – the song ‘Against the Wind’ Coaching Point: Have you ever had that? Where you thought you wanted to learn about some part of the past, learned it, then regretted knowing it? Sure, show…Continue Reading →

S:1339 Great Question: Now Doing?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What am I now doing that previously I thought I couldn’t?” Coaching Point: This Great Question got right in my face and there’s nowhere to hide from it! I am now doing many things I have said I couldn’t do. I was clear about them.…Continue Reading →

S:1338 Distinction: Confident vs. Arrogant (#2)

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Since writing this same Distinction many years ago [S:0478] an additional important attribute has been observed – the distinction has a binary nature. By binary I mean you are either in one mode or the other; there…Continue Reading →

S:1337 Quote: Live

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Dum vivimus, vivamus.”[“While we live, let us live.”] Purportedly from Epictetus Coaching Point: I saw this quoted recently. It wouldn’t let go of me.Are you living while you live? Copyright 2021 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1336 Principle: Explain

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)Life is too short to have to explain yourself. Explaining, justifying, working to be understood, trying to be being accepted, these and other activities are a waste of your time. Thinking that you need to do them is the result…Continue Reading →

S:1335 Quote: Time

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “In theory one is aware that the earth revolves,but in practice one does not perceive it,the ground upon which one treads seems not to move,and one can live undisturbed.So it is with Time in one’s life.” Marcel Proust Coaching Point: Use the remaining time of this 3…Continue Reading →

S:1334 Principle: Negative Spaces

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) In the visual arts the space between the images is called negative space. In many works the negative space is what makes the image work. In music the negative space – the silence – between the notes is what…Continue Reading →

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