S:1397 Quote: Life

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “Boy … if you get up every morning for two weeks in a row and don’t want to go do what you’re about to go do … well, you need to change something.” Jack Straus – My father (‘Pop’) Coaching Point: At the tender age I first […]

S:1396 Great Question: Why Not?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “Why not?” Coaching Point: So often we let the littlest obstacle stop our progress. The slightest push-back. A subtle frowning disagreement. Our gut or head says go but we stop at no. Ideas have to be sold. Progress doesn’t occur in solitude. Awaking others to […]

S:1395 Principle: Belong

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) “I belong everywhere I am.” I overheard that sentence recently. It was spoken matter-of-factly with little emotional charge. Clearly it was a simple statement of that person’s truth – “I belong everywhere I am.” Reflecting on it I wonder […]

S:1394 Principle: 1202

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Less than 25% of the world’s population is older than 53 meaning that for over three-quarters of living people the first landing on the Moon’s surface by humans is in interesting historical event not a personally remembered one. The […]

S:1393 Quote: Language

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” Ludwig Wittgenstein – Austrian-British philosopher Coaching Point: Life is to be lived not simply described. The person who has a greater way to express life lives it more fully. It’s true we go through life seeing […]

S:1392 Principle: NOW

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) NOW begins and ends at the same time. Since the Past and the Future are simply mental constructs (i.e. not real) ancient wisdom suggests it is best to live in the NOW. It would then be a good idea […]

S:1391 Great Question: Misunderstood?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “How am I being misunderstood?” Coaching Point: This is a sneaky question because being misunderstood is almost always about the sender not the receiver. If you notice people don’t seem to be understanding what you’re saying, look inward. An old piece of wisdom says, “The […]

S:1390 Distinction: Work-In-Progress vs. Work-In-Process

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) The phrase ‘He’s a work-in-process’ is used to describe someone who is still emerging into a new state. Not fully formed, their cake not yet baked. To others they can look disorganized, uncertain, confused, lost even. Sometimes […]

S:1389 Principle: Flying Solo

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) This S3MC uses flying as a metaphor. It’s about a lot more than flying. When learning to become a pilot one of the significant steps – some might rightly call it THE significant step – is the occasion of […]

S:1388 Distinction: Common Sense vs. Common Practice

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) A phrase which gets bandied about is, “It’s just common sense.” The implication, by the bandier, is that because it’s clear to them it should be clear to everyone and if someone else doesn’t see what they […]