S:1149 Principle: Effective Communication

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Many years ago when I finally woke up and realized I had to run my own life, I happened on a mentor with many pieces of great advice. One was (and is) – In any communication, if you…Continue Reading →

S:1148 Quote: To Know

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “To know the laws that govern the winds …… will give you an easy mind on your voyage around the world; otherwise, you may tremble at the appearance of every cloud.” Joshua Slocum 1844-1909 ‘Sailing Alone Around the World’   Coaching Point: Sometimes it takes work,…Continue Reading →

S:1147 Great Fear: Of Being Unhappy

(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.) [There are countless fears, yet few are of the level of the Great Fears. A Great Fear is noted by its commonness and its effect; it shows up in a large part of society and can have a numbing effect on one’s happiness.]   Isn’t it…Continue Reading →

S:1146 Principle: Giving Up Your Power

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   At an event last night the speaker said – in an ‘of-course’ manner – “When you see yourself as a victim you give up your power.” As I pondered the significance of her dozen words I didn’t hear…Continue Reading →

S:1145 Principle: Looking For The Latch

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   She was a frisky, questioning, adventurous child. Did not like being confined. Every opportunity she would run outside because she wanted to see and experience the world. That was not good because she was only 5 years old…Continue Reading →

S:1144 Quote: Education

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The education of circumstances is superior to that of tuition.” William Wordsworth   Coaching Point: More’s to be learned outside the classroom than in?   Copyright 2017 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1143 Principle: Responsibility

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   Responsibility is personal.   Coaching Point: What more needs to be said?   Copyright 2017 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1142 Distinction: Healed vs. Relieved

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Relief, escaped, relieved – all of these are about getting away from something which doesn’t feel good or is even painful. An example is a zit on the nose of a teenager. Once pricked, the pain…Continue Reading →

S:1141 Great Question: Safe?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)   “What if I’m not here to play it safe?”   Coaching Point: What would you do? More to the point, what are you doing right now?   Copyright 2017 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1140 Quote: Humility

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “The most important life lesson I’ve learned is: The importance of humility. You want to shine but not so bright that you burn everything in the room. As long as you’ve got your light, people will see you and it’s all good.” Pharrell Williams   Coaching…Continue Reading →

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