S:0032 Distinction: Learning vs. Acquiring Skills/Knowledge

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Traditionally, learning has been known as the process of gaining knowledge or skill, via schooling, study, experience, conditioning, and/or experimentation. Information, and the ability to synthesize it with experience, gives rise to knowledge, expertise, mastery and…Continue Reading →

S:0031 Top 10 List: The 10 Laws of Marketing

1. Be inventive enough to be first in a category or niche. 2. If you aren’t first, then set up a new category/niche that you can be first in. 3. You can’t change people’s minds once they are made up. Put your efforts elsewhere. 4. There are no “best” products or services. The perception is…Continue Reading →

S:0030 Quote: Truth

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.” Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)   Copyright 1996 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0029 Distinction: Strength vs. Power

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Strength is quiet and gentle. Power is loud and tense. Strength grows around obstacles. Power rolls over them. Strength creates humility. Power breeds dominance. Strength builds relationships. Power tears them down. Strength comes from inner spirit…Continue Reading →

S:0028 Top 10 List: The 10 Most Effective Things That You Can Say

1. Yes! 2. I love you. 3. Thank you very much. 4. You are SO right! 5. How can I help you, right now? 6. Why is that? 7. I apologize for what has happened. 8. Will you help me? 9. Are you willing to……? 10. I ask that you….   Copyright 1996 Steve Straus.…Continue Reading →

S:0027 Attainment: Handle It!

(Attainments are levels of growth along a path of development.)   Level 5 – Handle It! Take the necessary actions to fully resolve the problem or situation, whatever time or effort it takes. Ultimately, you learn how to handle things completely so they never come up again. Level 4 – Face It To learn how…Continue Reading →

S:0026 Distinction: Rigor vs. Stress

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Rigor involves commitment, effort, action and being casual, but not to the extent that the goal or task consumes the person or diminishes their quality of life. Stress occurs from attempting to accomplish something without adequate…Continue Reading →

S:0025 Attainment: Legacy

(Attainments are levels of growth along a path of development.)   Level 5 – Legacy To have seen the vision and left something tangible, even intangible like love, as your contribution to humanity. We can all do this. It takes a reserve of Self, love, time, space and money. Level 4 – Have a vision…Continue Reading →

S:0024 Distinction: Structure vs. Authority

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Structure connotes strength or support. Authority connotes power. Given that strength is the next paradigm of power, structure is healthier than authority. It might be said that we humans needed authority/power during a certain stage of…Continue Reading →

S:0023 Great Question: For The Entrepreneur?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   10 Questions for the Entrepreneur to ask of themself: 1. Why aren’t you a heck of a lot more profitable? 2. In what year do you plan to sell your business? 3. How much is your business worth right now? How could you double…Continue Reading →