S:1353 Quote: Saying and Hearing

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Words of affirmation focus on what we are saying,whereas quality conversation focuses on what we are hearing.” Gary D. Chapman – from his book The Five Love Languages Coaching Point: Some people know they are loved when they are affirmed, recognized, or acknowledged verbally. What is said…Continue Reading →

S:1349 Quote: Preferences and Constraints

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Preferences are optional and subject to constraints,whereas constraints are neither optional nor subject to preference.” Author Unknown Coaching Point: There is so much wisdom in this quote. We see the two subjects – preferences and constraints – get swapped, intermingled, and reversed. It’s sometimes hard to see…Continue Reading →

S:1344 Quote: Change The Ending

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “You can’t go back and change the beginning,but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C.S. Lewis Coaching Point: This Quote seems to not be true for many people because they are stuck in “This is just the way I am” or “This is…Continue Reading →

S:1340 Quote: Seeing The Past

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “I wish I don’t know now what I didn’t know then.” Bob Seger – the song ‘Against the Wind’ Coaching Point: Have you ever had that? Where you thought you wanted to learn about some part of the past, learned it, then regretted knowing it? Sure, show…Continue Reading →

S:1337 Quote: Live

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Dum vivimus, vivamus.”[“While we live, let us live.”] Purportedly from Epictetus Coaching Point: I saw this quoted recently. It wouldn’t let go of me.Are you living while you live? Copyright 2021 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1335 Quote: Time

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “In theory one is aware that the earth revolves,but in practice one does not perceive it,the ground upon which one treads seems not to move,and one can live undisturbed.So it is with Time in one’s life.” Marcel Proust Coaching Point: Use the remaining time of this 3…Continue Reading →

S:1333 Quote: Promises

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Under Promise. Over deliver.” Twyla Maddux Coaching Point: This is a long-time staple of the Coaching world. It is the opposite of what most people do. When was the last time a vendor stretched a promise to you into an over-promise and then under-delivered? Didn’t come out…Continue Reading →

S:1329 Quote: Help

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “What is the bravest thing you’ve ever said?” asked the boy.“Help,” said the horse. (and)“Asking for help isn’t giving up,” said the horse. “It’s refusing to give up.” –Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse Coaching Point: When was the last time you…Continue Reading →

S:1325 Quote: Enchantment

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Whoever remains unmoved,whoever cannot contemplate or knowthe deep shudder of the soul to enchantment,might as well be dead,for he has already closed his eyesupon life.” Albert Einstein Coaching Point: Really? The logical, linear, brilliant thinker, Einstein, talking about Soul, about Enchantment? Those who are stuck in their…Continue Reading →

S:1323 Quote: Point of Perception

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Man’s dilemma—now and always—has been that he misidentifies his own intellectual artifacts as reality. But these artificial suppositions are merely the products of an arbitrary point of perception.” and “Understanding does not proceed simply from examining data; it comes from examining data in a particular context. Data…Continue Reading →

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