S:1254 Quote: Can Do

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden – famed developer of people (and basketball coach) Coaching Point: This advice from Wooden may be among the most ignored in the world. People seem to be very clear about their limitations…Continue Reading →

S:1253 Great Question: What Am I Doing?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What am I doing with what I’ve got?” Coaching Point: An amazing number of people spend most of their time focusing on getting what they want (or think they want) instead of on what they already have. For them, their future is much more attractive…Continue Reading →

S:1252 Distinction: Attract vs. Make Happen

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) There is plenty of satisfaction to be received from making things happen. You can get your emotional needs met, accomplish meaningful outcomes, prove your self-worth, and stand out from the pack by bowing your back and taking…Continue Reading →

S:1251 Quote: Time

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” Nathaniel Hawthorne – from ‘The Marble Faun’ Coaching Point: What are some of the shadows time has left for you? Copyright 2019 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.Continue Reading →

S:1250 Principle: Change

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) All permanent change is internal. Really? Let’s break it down: “All” – I’m skeptical about “all” “never” “everywhere” and such. I invite you to also be so when considering this S3MC Principle. But, in this case, I stand behind…Continue Reading →

S:1249 Quote: Imagine

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “I could imagine it in a way that felt like remembering.” Ben Lerner Coaching Point: What’s it like for you when you remember something? Are there details? Sounds? Images? Perhaps most importantly, emotions? Can you think of your future with that same level of engagement? Some call…Continue Reading →

S:1248 Great Question: Blind Spots?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What are my blind spots?” Coaching Point: Everybody has blind spots – due to our history, conditioning, acquired beliefs, DNA-level wiring, and our unique path and purpose. We have only so much bandwidth. Allocating it in alignment with what’s important to us means we are…Continue Reading →

S:1247 Distinction: Agree vs. Admit

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) Admit has a sense of wrongdoing; a confession; a coming clean. One admits to a crime. Probably useful in many situations but notice there’s a bit of less-than in admitting. When I admit something to you, I…Continue Reading →

S:1246 Principle: “Your airplane”

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) When there are two capable pilots in an aircraft only one at a time is at the controls and responsible for the flying. When the one flying turns over the responsibility to the other it is considered good crew…Continue Reading →

S:1245 Quote: Kindness

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa Coaching Point: This was a hard one for me to see. And I still stumble. But the effort is self-rewarding. Every time. Every. Time. Is it easy for you to…Continue Reading →

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