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 →

S:1216 Principle: Happiness

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Happiness is a response. Many look to external events to ‘provide’ their happiness. The only thing externals do is trigger responses from within. One response is happiness. The unrestrained laughter of a child; a sunrise or sunset; your sports…Continue Reading →

S:1215 Principle: Change

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Nothing changes if nothing changes. Coaching Point: If you are stuck, why?If you are waiting for change to happen, why? Copyright 2019 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1211 Principle: Events

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) It is not the events in in your life which are causing how you feel. It is how you are reacting to those events. Coaching Point: What do you think might happen if you never blamed again? What would…Continue Reading →

S:1207 Principle: Clarity

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   If you don’t have clarity, don’t make up a story. Clarity is one of the ‘secret’ tools of highly successful people. Whether taking or withholding action to do so with clarity is smart. People who struggle tend to…Continue Reading →

S:1206 Principle: Repeating

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   An issue of mine sidestepped for years became clear. (If you have never sidestepped something, you may ignore the rest of this S3MC.) The issue: I enjoy the first time nearly always, the ninth nearly never. Discovery, curiosity,…Continue Reading →

S:1203 Principle: Blowing Leaves

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Deciduous trees drop their leaves. They lie there. Having ever tried to blow the leaves into piles – while the wind is blowing! – you’ve experienced an attribute of life which shows up in other than leaves. If…Continue Reading →

S:1198 Principle: What IS Real?

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Read a book recently about consciousness, awareness, and clarity, in which the author made an interesting comment. He said, ”Most input is anecdotal, transitory, and illusory.” My first reaction was to push back, disagree with him. As I…Continue Reading →

S:1193 Principle: A Good Day

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   A client recently mentioned that a good day for him had three components: > Upon awakening, he felt inspired. > Throughout the day, he felt safe. > At the end of the day, he felt fulfilled. As I…Continue Reading →

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