S:1422 Quote: Past And Future

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “Past performance is not indicative of future performance.” Stated on every financial prospectus ever printed! “To begin living like you’ve never lived beforebegin living like you’ve never lived before.” Anonymous (from more sources than can be counted) Coaching Point: Never let the past hold you back from […]

S:1418 Quote: Opportunities

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes. They are seen with your mind.”“Most people never win because they’re more afraid of losing.”“People who avoid failure also avoid success.” Robert T. Kiyosaki Coaching Point: Are you someone who regularly imagines success? Do you always hold the inner […]

S:1413 Quote: Communication

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “… believing what I think someone said.” Stephen Dunn Coaching Point: Oh boy, this struck a chord. It’s about communication, about assumption. Wide open for error. Let’s break it down. First, someone said something. That’s the only part probably accurate – words were said. However those words […]

S:1407 Quote: Words

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “If you can’t make it simple,you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein Coaching Point: Words even singular, solitary, standalone words have the power to clarify or obscure, magnify or minimize, support or destroy, love or lose. In that sentence look at and feel the effect of […]

S:1403 Quote: Slip Slidin’ Away

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “. . . .We’re workin’ our jobsCollect our payBelieve we’re gliding down the highwayWhen in fact we’re slip slidin’ away Slip slidin’ awaySlip slidin’ awayYou know the nearer your destinationThe more you’re slip slidin’ away” Paul Simon – writer and singer Coaching Point: Some, maybe most believe […]

S:1397 Quote: Life

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “Boy … if you get up every morning for two weeks in a row and don’t want to go do what you’re about to go do … well, you need to change something.” Jack Straus – My father (‘Pop’) Coaching Point: At the tender age I first […]

S:1393 Quote: Language

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” Ludwig Wittgenstein – Austrian-British philosopher Coaching Point: Life is to be lived not simply described. The person who has a greater way to express life lives it more fully. It’s true we go through life seeing […]

S:1387 Quote: Silence and Voices

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “It’s easy to live in silence, she thought;what I could not do is live with these voices.” Ursula K. Le Guin Coaching Point: The character in the story was an old woman living alone in a remote cabin in a war-decimated land. As her story unfolded we […]

S:1381 Quote: Taken and Abides

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “Though much is taken, much abides . . .” Alfred Lord Tennyson Coaching Point: This is the first little bit from a longer, and more often fully quoted, Tennyson poem. Brevity – that which is meaningful, powerful, and brief – these few words are a good reminder. […]

S:1378 Quote: Mistakes, Loud

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement, or enlightenment.) “A choir director I had when I was in school used to say, ‘When you’re singing, I want you to make your mistakes loud. I don’t want you to mumble through a passage because you’re worried about being heard making a mistake. Make‘em loud so I can […]