S:1240 Great Question: Meaningful?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What would make my life more meaningful?” Coaching Point: It’s been my experience that few contemplate this Great Question with any frequency. It’s a really good question. It’s positive. It’s an inquiry which, by asking it, pulls you forward. Notice it’s not about what’s off,…Continue Reading →

S:1239 Great Question: Facts?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What are the facts?” Coaching Point: Full disclosure – I really dislike being confronted by an awareness that what I have held as ‘fact’ isn’t. I enjoy learning, discovering, reading, discussing; in other words, gathering the facts. Precision with language, accuracy of the meaning of…Continue Reading →

S:1238 Principle: Jackhammer Lessons

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) It’s easy to think of a jackhammer as a ‘dumb’ device, but it’s also a good teacher. Lessons can be learned. About twenty years ago I rented a jackhammer and spent the better part of a day busting up…Continue Reading →

S:1237 Distinction: A Value vs. A Need

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) This is a particularly useful Distinction when looking into basic human motivations. We show up, perform, and achieve outcomes for different reasons and with a range of motivations. One of the most important is the set of…Continue Reading →

S:1236 Quote: Too Soon

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) [One should always check the source of a quote because often a good one will have many fathers!] “I made my money by selling too soon.” by, variously…Bernard BaruchBaron Nathan RothschildJ.P. Morgan Coaching Point: The main point of their message is this: Greed for the last dime…Continue Reading →

S:1235 Personal Need: To Be Somebody

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) A ‘Somebody’ is rare and stands out. They have impact. They tend to be looked up to, respected, even envied. People want to be them. To need to be a Somebody is different.…Continue Reading →

S:1235a Personal Need: Explained

Tomorrow as usual I’ll be posting an S3MC. One of the early S3MC categories was on Personal Needs. I have become reawakened to the impact and costs of unmet Needs. Since I haven’t written and posted an S3MC in that category in years I thought it useful to post this brief explanation of what Personal…Continue Reading →

S:1234 Great Question: Think About?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What do I think about most?” Coaching Point: This is a trick question. In two ways. First, it’s not only about what you think consciously, it’s also about your unconscious thoughts. At a conscious level of awareness you may be having thoughts of some outcome…Continue Reading →

S:1233 Distinction: To Connect vs. To Network

S:1233 Distinction: To Connect vs. To Network(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) [The very first S3MC was delivered August 2nd, 1995, at the beginning of a weekly meeting of a business networking group in Dallas (CEO Network). As I explained in the introduction…Continue Reading →

S:1232 Principle: Choices

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) This is a collection of thoughts, ancient and not so, about having choices and choosing whether or not you want to make them: “Wealth is a convenience, not an imperative.” “Safety is a goal, not a given.” Voltaire wrote…Continue Reading →

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