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 →

S:1230 Principle: Doing

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) It’s in the doing that you learn. Coaching Point: Reading about it is useful. Thinking about it is fine. Talking about it can be helpful. But it’s in the doing that you learn. What are you doing about it?…Continue Reading →

S:1228 Principle: Perspective

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Perspective is everything. Perspective provides the context necessary to understand content. An example of perspective: Fishing can be fun.Digging a tunnel can be work. Unless you are a worm. Different perspective; different context; different meaning. Coaching Point: The need…Continue Reading →

S:1225 Principle: Think

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Don’t believe everything you think. You think a lot. A nearly continuous stream of thoughts. It’s useful to think. But to have unexamined thoughts, unexamined beliefs, not so much. A belief is a thought you’ve thought a lot. It’s…Continue Reading →

S:1223 Principle: Measure

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Never measure yourself by what others can do. Only by what you can do. Sure, be inspired by what someone else can do or has done. Use that inspiration to motivate yourself. Measuring/comparing relative to them is something else.…Continue Reading →

S:1221 Principle: Focus

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) There is an old bit of wisdom – “When a pickpocket meets a saint, he only sees his pockets.” It’s about where we choose to put our focus. Since we tend to see what we look for it’s important…Continue Reading →

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