S:0035 Attainment: Flow

(Attainments are levels of growth along a path of development.)   Level 5 – Flow Highest natural state where you follow the path of least resistance. Level 4 – Momentum Continuous motion, which implies a steady source of energy causing the movement. With momentum, change can occur much more easily, such as turning a boat…Continue Reading →

S:0034 Distinction: Wisdom vs. Mastery

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Wisdom is the art of perceiving what is true, lasting and present. Mastery is the possession of consummate skill with a full command of a subject of study. Wisdom comes from knowing yourself and is the…Continue Reading →

S:0033 Quote: Success

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.” W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)   Copyright 1996 Steve Straus. All…Continue Reading →

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 →