S:1169 Principle: Emotions

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   “… an emotion is the symptom of a thought, and attempting to block the emotion is ignoring the thought that’s causing the feeling.” David Hawkins “No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to…Continue Reading →

S:1165 Principle: The #4 Song of 1985

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   As I was driving down the highway listening to a compilation of ‘best of’ songs, the DJ identified one as being “The #4 Song of 1985.” I had never heard it or even of it. Sounded okay. Then…Continue Reading →

S:1160 Principle: Fire

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Trees have many threats. Among them are invasive insects, damaging diseases, and drought. Their greatest threat is fire. Whether caused by ignorance, apathy, psychopathy, or nature, a forest fire can be all-consuming (word choice intended). Studies show one…Continue Reading →

S:1159 Principle: Progress

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Perfection. Have you ever delayed a decision, a diet, or a delivery because it was not yet perfect? Well I have. And I’ve missed a lot of good I might have gained because of it. Perfection has a…Continue Reading →

S:1157 Principle: Ends

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   An end always knows its beginning. That’s true for any end, all ends, even the ‘end’ you’re having right now (otherwise known as the ‘present’). When you see the arc from beginning to end, it teaches.   Coaching…Continue Reading →

S:1155 Principle: Stuck

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Stuck sucks. That may sound harsh, crude even, but it’s a truth. Stuck has several attributes, none attractive. When you’re stuck, options narrow. With fewer options you are less free. Free is good. Stuck isn’t. When you’re stuck,…Continue Reading →

S:1154 Principle: The Smart Guy Inside

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   At the gym the other day a young man I’ve grown to know and like popped out with an attention-getting phrase. When talking about mistakes he had made in his somewhat rough past and that he was making…Continue Reading →

S:1150 Principle: Which Collar?

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   When visiting with a local police officer who was part of a dog unit, I asked how his canine partner behaved when at home with the officer’s young children. He said they played together really well. When I…Continue Reading →

S:1149 Principle: Effective Communication

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Many years ago when I finally woke up and realized I had to run my own life, I happened on a mentor with many pieces of great advice. One was (and is) – In any communication, if you…Continue Reading →

S:1146 Principle: Giving Up Your Power

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   At an event last night the speaker said – in an ‘of-course’ manner – “When you see yourself as a victim you give up your power.” As I pondered the significance of her dozen words I didn’t hear…Continue Reading →

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