S:0054 Distinction: Intuition vs. Instinct

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Intuition refers to your ability to accurately process stimuli from your heart and soul. It is subtle, powerful information. Instinct is a primal, survival reaction and is frequently fear-based. You rely on instinct to get out…Continue Reading →

S:0053 Quote: Character

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do. That is character.” Theodore Roosevelt   Copyright 1996 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0052 Top 10 List: To Set Better Goals & Reach Them Faster (3 of 3)

7. Remove the blocks which are delaying your achieving the goal or change. Think Roto-Rooter — better to unblock the pipes than strain yourself with a plunger or toss toxic chemicals down the drain. Think Chiropractic where the primary objective is to release blockages in the body’s electrical (nervous) system, rather than ingesting medicines trying…Continue Reading →

S:0051 Top 10 List: To Set Better Goals & Reach Them Faster (2 of 3)

4. Discover what motivates you in every part of your personal and business life. Americans are motivated by external forces, ideas, advertising and pressures more than we are by the goals or wants that we have. It’s worthwhile to identify what makes you tick, where the ideas for your goals come from and what has…Continue Reading →

S:0050 Top 10 List: To Set Better Goals & Reach Them Faster (1 of 3)

The era of relying upon sheer will power, self-motivation and self-empowerment is over. Replacing these emotionally and mentally expensive, albeit proven, approaches is a set of more sustainable, easier-on-the-system goal achievement skills. 1. To become more successful, set goals based on your Personal Values instead of Madison Avenue’s Values. There are over 100 Personal Values…Continue Reading →

S:0049 Quote: Present

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “We have no Time but the Present Time, therefore prize your time for your soul’s sake.” George Fox “Live in the present, for it is the only moment you have. Keep your attention on what is here and now; look for the fullness in every moment.”…Continue Reading →

S:0048 Distinction: Life Design vs. Life Plan

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   I am always helping my clients design a better life, and sometimes that includes making a life plan. Life designing focuses primarily on the present to make the highest quality of life possible. In life designing,…Continue Reading →

S:0047 Attainment: Advocate

(Attainments are levels of growth along a path of development.)   Level 5 – Advocate They joyously bring other prospects to you. Level 4 – Client They have bought from you multiple times; you are their first thought when they have a need. Level 3 – Customer The customer and the contract have been satisfied.…Continue Reading →

S:0046 Distinction: Problems vs. Challenges

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Since the first word in a Distinction is the stronger of the two you might think this distinction is reversed, but it’s not. If it’s a problem, it needs to be labeled as a problem. There…Continue Reading →

S:0045 Distinction: Self-Generate vs. Self-Motivate

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   When you are in touch with yourself and you know what you want, you generate plenty of energy to continue to move. There is a joy to what you’re doing and you look forward to each…Continue Reading →