(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)


Today marks the start of the third year of the publication of the 3-Minute Coach’s Contribution! It started as a simple gift – delivered verbally – for the members of a weekly business networking group to which I belong. Then I started sending it to them by fax and quickly moved on to THE medium of connection for today, e-mail broadcast.

There are currently 327 subscribers (including you!) in five countries on 3 continents, many of whom have added themselves to the distribution list after being given a copy by a current subscriber. I expect the list to grow rapidly from this point since a sort of critical mass seems to have been passed at about the 250-subscriber level. Literally a day does not go by without at least one new person subscribing.

Why I am telling you this? Simple. I was shocked to learn the other day that someone had been copying the 3MCC and sending it to their co-workers, friends and family and FELT GUILTY because they had been thinking they were breaking copyright laws! Listen if you feel that any issue has something of value which you want to share with others, do so. I want you to help me grow the list of people who are touched by this material. It is my gift to you and to them. The only thing I require is that you include the attribution information, mine and the sources from which I sometimes draw. That’s it.

I have changed – simplified – the masthead and have added a short comment on an upcoming workshop, tape set, coaching group or other item that I want people to know about. The details of this item then follow the 3MCC. Thanks for your input.


Coaching Point: What do you know that would be of value to people that you could give away, simply because you wanted to? What do you think might happen if you did?


Copyright 1997 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.