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 →

S:0044 Quote: Personal Foundation

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) There are many aspects to building and having a solid Personal Foundation and they are typically among…Continue Reading →

S:0043 Distinction: Smooth vs. Slick

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   When we say someone is slick we usually don’t mean it as a complement. Why is that? It’s usually because the term slick has become associated with people who demonstrate a veneer of feigned sincerity, an…Continue Reading →

S:0042 Principle: To Coach

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   According to the dictionary the earliest use of the word “coach” describes a type of carriage. Therefore the root meaning of the verb “to coach” is: “To convey a valued person from where they are to where they…Continue Reading →

S:0041 Quote: Awareness

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.” James Thurber (1894-1961)   Copyright 1996 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:0040 Attainment: Secure

(Attainments are levels of growth along a path of development.)   Level 5 – Secure One just IS (versus FEELS) this way about themselves or a situation. When you are secure, you can afford to take more risks. It comes from having a very strong personal foundation. Level 4 – Safe Several layers of protection…Continue Reading →