(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


A television program which has been airing on PBS since 1990 (McCuistion – Dennis McCuistion, Host; Niki McCuistion, Producer) uses as its signature line “Talking about things that matter with people who care.” They believe that line sets the tone for their discussion-based, panel interview style program.

Question: are you spending your time talking about things that matter with people who care?

Most people aren t. They talk about trivial things with people who are not at all important to their life journey. They fill their time and space with what becomes …. nothing.

Last night s sitcom. Rerun. “News” about an actor s latest “relationship.” “Hot enough for you?” is not a question which is likely to deliver useful new information into your life.

This is not to attack the art of small talk. Instead, it is to promote the idea of large talk. About things that matter. With people who care.


Copyright 2004 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.