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


Today starts the eighteenth year (880+ issues) of writing and sharing these weekly tips, from a Coaching perspective, about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It’s time for a change.

I made the decision in the beginning to write them in a third person voice to create a kind of distance between you and me. I wanted you to be able to hear a message which might be useful to you without getting caught up in who the messenger was. After all, I reasoned, I’m just the Coach, not your ultimate authority. You are. It’s your life, beliefs, desires, and outcomes which are important. My intent has been to assist you in seeing You. Thus the third-person approach.

But times have changed, as have I, and intimate, open connections have become more valuable. We, you and I, are in some way connected. I write and tell you what I observe and discern and you react to it. This connection will now become more public.

In addition to sending these S3MC’s by email I will be starting a blog on a new website. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc. will foster a more wide-reaching community and provide in-public-view of the discussions the weekly submissions evoke. Yes, this is risky for me, but I’ve known for a long time that the wisdom you share in your emails to me – your private reactions to what I write – will strengthen the entire group/community/network/ tribe. I’ll take the risk of sending out my observations, in the clear, and you will add whatever you want to them through blog participation.

The quantum physicists have taught us that we are not just observers. In the process of observing, we participate in what is created.


Coaching Point: Are you willing to participate?


Copyright 2012 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.