S:1202 Great Question: Right?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What is right in my life?”   Coaching Point: We always see what we look for. So often we focus on what is wrong. Some reasons are: – we get ‘juice’ from seeing what’s wrong. – we can justify our existence by ‘fixing’ it.…Continue Reading →

S:1196 Great Question: Remembered?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “How do I want to be remembered?”   Coaching Point: Or do you even care to be remembered? If it’s not important to you, so be it; it’s your life and your choice. If, on the other hand, you would like to be remembered…Continue Reading →

S:1195 Great Question: Interest?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What if I looked at everything with open-ended interest?”   Coaching Point: Instead of anger. Or judging, ‘justified’ resentment, condemnation, recoil, horror, fear, dismay, revulsion, righteousness, or guilt. Or even instead of longing, desire, pride, wanting, or wistfulness. What if you let go of…Continue Reading →

S:1191 Great Question: Peace?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Am I moving at the speed of peace?”   Coaching Point: The “speed of peace” is when you are moving at exactly the speed which offers no resistance. Move too fast, you’re trying to force an outcome; never a good idea. Forcing outcomes is…Continue Reading →

S:1180 Great Question: Probable?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What do I need to do to change a possible into a probable?”   Coaching Point: Lots of outcomes are possible. That’s the nature of the universe; it’s a great big wonderful smorgasbord of possibilities. Out of all the possibilities only a few will…Continue Reading →

S:1174 Great Question: Freedom?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “How do I define my freedom today?”   Coaching Point: This Great Question has multiple parts. First, notice it is “my” freedom, not the definition someone else or society may have. Next, today’s definition may be different from one you had in times past.…Continue Reading →

S:1170 Great Question: Prepare?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What can I prepare for today?”   Coaching Point: Professionals prepare. One difference between a professional and an amateur. She prepares for a 100 yard race by running miles of practice. Months of music practice prepares him to give a one hour concert. Maybe…Continue Reading →

S:1162 Great Question: Change?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “Who am I trying to change?”   Coaching Point: If your answer to this Great Question is anyone other than yourself, you may want to reconsider. Believing your happiness is dependent on the behavior of others leaves you vulnerable. “But wait,” you may say,…Continue Reading →

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:1141 Great Question: Safe?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What if I’m not here to play it safe?”   Coaching Point: What would you do? More to the point, what are you doing right now?   Copyright 2017 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

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