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 →

S:1231 Distinction: Quarrel vs. Fight

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) When we quarrel each tries to appeal to the other with logic, facts, reason, and context. Quarreling is a useful way to learn and grow for each person. A ridged, hidebound, unmoving position can be softened by…Continue Reading →

S:1230 Principle: Doing

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) It’s in the doing that you learn. Coaching Point: Reading about it is useful. Thinking about it is fine. Talking about it can be helpful. But it’s in the doing that you learn. What are you doing about it?…Continue Reading →

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