S:0059 Quote: Present

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “What we should do is not future ourselves so much. ‘Now thyself’ is more important than ‘Know thyself’. Reason is what tells us to ignore the present and live in the future. So all we do is make plans. Listen, now is good. Now is wonderful”…Continue Reading →

S:0058 Distinction: Define vs. Defend

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Most of us have grown up in a world where we feel we have to defend our actions, our reasons, even our beliefs. There always seems to be someone who is ready to judge us and…Continue Reading →

S:0057 Quote: Life

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them… I shall use my time.” Jack London (1876-1916)   Coaching Point: LIVE!   Copyright 1996 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.  Continue Reading →

S:0056 Quote: Gratitude

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The expression of gratitude is a powerful force that generates even more of what we have already received.” Deepak Chopra   Coaching Point: You always attract energy similar to the energy you send out.   Copyright 1996 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0055 Quote: Life

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The one serious conviction that a person should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.” Samuel Butler (1835-1902)   Coaching Point: Are you having fun?   Copyright 1996 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

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 →