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 →

S:1145 Principle: Looking For The Latch

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   She was a frisky, questioning, adventurous child. Did not like being confined. Every opportunity she would run outside because she wanted to see and experience the world. That was not good because she was only 5 years old…Continue Reading →

S:1143 Principle: Responsibility

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Responsibility is personal.   Coaching Point: What more needs to be said?   Copyright 2017 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1139 Principle: Recalculating

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   On a recent road trip in unfamiliar territory I used my trusty old GPS. (Yes, I know there is now one bundled with my phone, but I’ve downloaded a British lady’s voice into my old GPS and I…Continue Reading →

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