S:1257 Quote: Self-Compassion

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “All self-examination should be done with compassion, keeping in mind that past errors arose within a different context.” David Hawkins Coaching Point: “…a different context.” So important. Change, experience, and growth are life. Thus, the context changes every day. You are not who you were. Judging your…Continue Reading →

S:1254 Quote: Can Do

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden – famed developer of people (and basketball coach) Coaching Point: This advice from Wooden may be among the most ignored in the world. People seem to be very clear about their limitations…Continue Reading →

S:1251 Quote: Time

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” Nathaniel Hawthorne – from ‘The Marble Faun’ Coaching Point: What are some of the shadows time has left for you? Copyright 2019 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1249 Quote: Imagine

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “I could imagine it in a way that felt like remembering.” Ben Lerner Coaching Point: What’s it like for you when you remember something? Are there details? Sounds? Images? Perhaps most importantly, emotions? Can you think of your future with that same level of engagement? Some call…Continue Reading →

S:1245 Quote: Kindness

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa Coaching Point: This was a hard one for me to see. And I still stumble. But the effort is self-rewarding. Every time. Every. Time. Is it easy for you to…Continue Reading →

S:1242 Quote: Models

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “All models are wrong, but some are useful.” George Box Coaching Point: He further said, “Since all models are wrong the scientist must be alert to what is importantly wrong. It is inappropriate to be concerned about mice when there are tigers abroad.” That’s the Signal vs.…Continue Reading →

S:1236 Quote: Too Soon

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) [One should always check the source of a quote because often a good one will have many fathers!] “I made my money by selling too soon.” by, variously…Bernard BaruchBaron Nathan RothschildJ.P. Morgan Coaching Point: The main point of their message is this: Greed for the last dime…Continue Reading →

S:1229 Quote: Genuine

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the…Continue Reading →

S:1226 Quote: Consistency

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “All fields of human knowledge change over time, and even the reporting of history itself is subject to revision based on new discoveries and methodologies. Thus, all beliefs and information are tentative in that even if the facts don’t change, their significance or meaning is subject to…Continue Reading →

S:1219 Quote: Trading Lesser For Greater

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Let go of the lesser in order to experience the greater. This is not a bad bargain.” Ernest Holmes Coaching Point: This would seem the perfect example of a no-brainer. Who wouldn’t make that lesser-for-greater trade? Most of us, it turns out. We get stuck in the…Continue Reading →

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