S:1271 Principle: Comfort Zone

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Rather than trying to grow by pushing yourself out of your comfort zone (common advice) how about simply expanding your comfort zone? There are many ways. Give up the push. That may be hard for some because their conditioning…Continue Reading →

S:1268 Principle: Time

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) We have an infinite number of ways to allocate the finite time we have. Coaching Point: How are you allocating your finite time? Has your criteria for allocation changed over time? Copyright 2020 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1267 Principle: Effective Effort

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Sitting at the evening meal and in response to the query, “How was your day?” she said, “I got a lot done and I didn’t do a lot.” What an important message. It’s about effective effort. Some people have…Continue Reading →

S:1262 Principle: Context

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Imagine a small child, late at night in an old frame house. As the wind picks up creaky noises come from the shifting house. Outside, the swirling wind screaks through the trees and bushes. Is it any wonder the…Continue Reading →

S:1260 Principle: Love

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Love. Love is everywhere and everywhen. Coaching Point: We don’t experience love due to our fears, needs, blindness, busyness, the activities of daily life. It is not because love is absent. Love is everywhere and everywhen. Do you make…Continue Reading →

S:1256 Principle: Hear

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) As someone who’s ability to hear has diminished I’ve become more aware of the importance of accurate hearing. And more aware of what constitutes accurate hearing, or more to the point, inaccurate hearing. There are many factors. And the…Continue Reading →

S:1250 Principle: Change

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) All permanent change is internal. Really? Let’s break it down: “All” – I’m skeptical about “all” “never” “everywhere” and such. I invite you to also be so when considering this S3MC Principle. But, in this case, I stand behind…Continue Reading →

S:1246 Principle: “Your airplane”

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) When there are two capable pilots in an aircraft only one at a time is at the controls and responsible for the flying. When the one flying turns over the responsibility to the other it is considered good crew…Continue Reading →

S:1238 Principle: Jackhammer Lessons

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) It’s easy to think of a jackhammer as a ‘dumb’ device, but it’s also a good teacher. Lessons can be learned. About twenty years ago I rented a jackhammer and spent the better part of a day busting up…Continue Reading →

S:1232 Principle: Choices

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) This is a collection of thoughts, ancient and not so, about having choices and choosing whether or not you want to make them: “Wealth is a convenience, not an imperative.” “Safety is a goal, not a given.” Voltaire wrote…Continue Reading →

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