“A Course About People”
by the late, great Coach Thomas Leonard (known as the “Father of Coaching”), 2002Thomas Leonard

  • People want to know more about themselves.
  • People are always looking for a supportive listener.
  • People aren’t alone.
  • People are becoming increasingly anxious about their lives.
  • People are rethinking work/life balance.
  • People cannot describe what they want. How will they ever recognize it when it turns up?.
  • People do not take seriously the promises they make to themselves, although they would honor the same promises made to a virtual stranger.
  • People who dare, win.
  • People are re-evaluating what they have in terms of what makes them truly happy.
  • People are realizing that they are tolerating way too much on a daily basis.
  • People limit themselves without realizing it by reacting to situations, rather than responding and broadening their horizons.
  • People who let go of outcomes lead fulfilled lives.
  • People who communicate their expectations are very likely to have them met.
  • People who have a coach progress more quickly.
  • People warm to warm people.
  • People enjoy things that smell good to them.
  • People feel hatred when the core is fear.
  • People want to be proud of their children.
  • People who stay in “comfort zone” do so sometimes more because of fear than comfort.
  • People are in awe of the unknown.
  • People like to feel special.
  • People take action to create change.
  • People believe that it is normal to be in a couple.
  • People in mid-life are quieter than young people.
  • People sometimes do mean things.
  • People for centuries have found the moon to be mysterious in one way or in another.
  • People believe what they want to.
  • People feel sad when their bodies do not work.
  • People want to believe the world is a good place.
  • People have challenges around intimacy.
  • People believe that the world will survive at all costs as a way to feel in control of their destiny.
  • People want very much to be understood.
  • People tolerate things even if they think they don’t.
  • People want to feel comfortable.
  • People are curious at the beginning.
  • People really want their mothers to love them.
  • People’s interests change as they age.
  • People want to feel safe and secure in their lives.
  • People want to feel that they are attractive to others.
  • People do not want to be or feel alone.
  • People are an amazing creation whose make-up defies our own understanding.
  • People often substitute approval for love.
  • People want to share their thoughts with someone that is interested.
  • People need physical contact to become emotionally healthy.
  • People are sometimes confounded by other people’s philosophies.
  • People are making decisions faster.
  • People are running on adrenaline more.
  • People are starting to have more sophisticated health concerns.
  • People do what they do in the hope that it will bring them love.
  • People are unique and will receive the most joy for a life designed around this uniqueness.
  • People want help setting better goals and they want help reaching those goals.
  • People want to figure out how to have adequate time and freedom in their life.
  • People get along best with other people who are like themselves.
  • People make choices based on emotion/intuition/gut and then use logic to support those choices.
  • People are learning to communicate better.
  • People can achieve anything that they truly focus their minds on.
  • People can change very quickly–and change doesn’t have to be painful.
  • People blossom when given positive feedback.
  • People have an idea of what they are like that sometimes is quite different than how they are perceived by others.
  • People like to be in control of situations.
  • People want to be doing something that is meaningful to them and that has value to the world.
  • People need to be looked at as individuals.
  • People are searching for ways to be true to themselves.
  • People have to learn from their own experiences.
  • People want to have more time for family.
  • People would like to have more time for themselves but feel guilty when they make it.
  • People haven’t realized that basically everyone is faced with the same problems.
  • People have secrets in their family history.
  • People tend to bury their own greatness under a belief system of mediocrity.
  • People are empowered when they switch from a perspective of “I can’t” to “How can I?”
  • People have the capacity to create. They create their lives and opportunities each day of their lives.
  • People most often criticize traits in others that they dislike about themselves.
  • People play out issues from their families of origin in their present workplace situations.
  • People suffer because they resist the present moment.
  • People see the world not as it is, but as they are.
  • People are always looking for ways to improve their time in this world.
  • People are beginning to see that all the answers to all their questions are within them, all they need to do is ask.
  • People are generally concerned about how they look.
  • People don’t give themselves enough credit.
  • People fear the unknown.
  • People don’t know what they really want.
  • People need to know that they are not alone in their feelings and experiences of life.
  • People have a tendency to fight what is good for them.
  • People are unpredictable.
  • People leave the most difficult until the end.
  • People do not realize how great they are.
  • People want to be special.
  • People thrive on love and gentleness.
  • People long to belong.
  • People want to trust others.
  • People are embracing a life of joy as reality instead of dreaming.
  • People who learn to ask for what they want experience less stress and more joy.
  • People inherently try to do the right thing.
  • People fear change until they understand the opportunities it creates.
  • People often want things contrary to their value system until they sit down and really consider what those values are.
  • People want to experience happiness and pleasure.
  • People want to avoid pain and suffering.
  • People are only a victim the first time. After that they are a volunteer!
  • People will treat you the way you teach them to.
  • People will support that which they help to create.
  • People change.
  • People have bad days.
  • People have more information at their disposal than at any time in people history.
  • People seek meaning.
  • People want to be valued and loved for who, not what, they are.
  • People’s best is always so much more magnificent than they ever imagine.
  • People’s love is at the bottom of every positive action.
  • People don’t realize their own potential.
  • People benefit from coaching even if they don’t believe in it!
  • People usually do the best with the resources they have.
  • People spend more time planning their vacations each year than they spend on planning for their care and well-being the other 51 weeks.
  • People are more health-conscious than they were in past decades.
  • People want to be connected to something bigger than themselves.
  • People have a mind/body connection.
  • People are a source of endless entertainment.
  • People tend to tune out things they do not want to hear.
  • People are careless about the things that they say.
  • People sometimes hide from life by watching TV.
  • People are busier than they used to be, even though technology supposedly makes life simpler.
  • People do things automatically, without thinking about them.
  • People often mistake their jobs, careers and roles in life as their life purpose.
  • People are often stuck in jobs too small for their souls.
  • People long for community and a sense of belonging.
  • People want to be well thought of.
  • People create results in their lives to fulfill needs that are deep seated…such as self-worth.
  • People love seeing success unfold around them.
  • People gain the most by doing more than they are expected to do.
  • People are more alike than not alike.
  • People think “you’ve got mail” is correct English.
  • People are a lot more complex than we realize.
  • People who take action on the choices they take will inevitably succeed.
  • People long to have leaders of integrity and character just as they long to have integrity and character themselves.
  • People who recognize their environment effects their outcomes are aware of what steps need to be taken towards improvement.
  • People who love well live well.
  • People who wait for a magic wand fail to see that they are the magic wand.
  • People long to be involved in communities where they can be appreciated for simply being their most authentic selves.
  • People who are keenly aware of their core values usually have lives that are in alignment with them.
  • People who give completely and wholeheartedly are rewarded by receiving completely and wholeheartedly.
  • People who understand that receiving comes as part and parcel of giving are opening themselves to unbelievably wonderful opportunities.
  • People are fascinating simply because they are who they are becoming.
  • People would like to have more time for themselves but feel guilty when they make it.
  • People haven’t realized that basically everyone is faced with the same problems.
  • People have secrets in their family history.
  • People tend to bury their own greatness under a belief system of mediocrity.
  • People are empowered when they switch from a perspective of “I can’t” to “How can I?”
  • People are educated by life more than college.
  • People’s brilliance is often preceded by chaos.
  • People could accomplish more by fostering the ability to be relaxed and focused at the same time.
  • People are more willing to look at their shortcomings than their greatness.
  • People allow perfectionism to rob them of satisfaction in life.
  • People get in trouble when they make assumptions.
  • People think that taking time for themselves is selfish.
  • People tend to postpone happiness.
  • People are addicted to being busy.
  • People often feel isolated from those they love.
  • People look for traits in others that they lack in themselves.
  • People don’t buy things that they don’t understand.
  • People have great difficulty putting themselves on the top of their to-do list.
  • People build on their weaknesses rather than their strengths.
  • People who keep acting the same way keep getting the same things.
  • People deceive themselves more often than others.
  • People confuse their memories with how things truly were in the past.
  • People underestimate what they can do in 1 year and overestimate what they can do in 5 years.
  • People who are optimistic accomplish more.
  • People will pay what they think it is worth.
  • People are driven either to be someone special or to be the person others expect them to be.
  • People think their beliefs are grounded in logic, whereas they most often are based on emotions.
  • People miss grand opportunities because they are distracted by the minutia of daily life.
  • People seldom picture this world without themselves in it.
  • People are creatures of habit in more ways than most suspect.
  • People who embrace change and remain flexible have better outcomes.
  • People are delightfully varied in nature, abilities and interests.
  • People do not understand how greatly their decisions are influenced by their emotions.
  • People cherish habits that are not good for them.
  • People are inspired by the grandeur and majesty of nature.
  • People have two parallel tracks: what’s going on in the outside physical world and their internal interpretation of that outside world.
  • People are interdependent.
  • People believe that they are in control of their own lives, but outside events that completely change one’s life can intervene at any place and any time.
  • People are far kinder to one another than they are to themselves.
  • People spend more time worrying about what might happen than dealing with things that do happen.
  • People’s differing perceptions are at the root of most conflict.
  • People sometimes make mistakes with the best of intentions.
  • People have a unique beauty.
  • People usually have an answer to the question they ask.
  • People do what they perceive as working for them, even when it doesn’t.
  • People are afraid to look foolish.
  • People respond to love an nurturing, and to the absence of it.
  • People respond to incentives.
  • People are always capable of much more than they know.
  • People are happier when they are learning.
  • People can’t see what they’re too close to.
  • People’s greatest strengths are at times their greatest weaknesses.
  • People love to compare.
  • People are overwhelmed by technology.
  • People find it difficult to ask others for help.
  • People never reach their limits, they only think they do.
  • People’s personal and professional lives are integrated, even if they think they’re segregated.
  • People usually believe that their actions and choices are right.
  • People tend to seek help when they are in pain. Their motivation often wanes as soon as the pain diminishes.
  • People want things to be simpler, even if their actions seem to be to the contrary.
  • People want to be loved, appreciated and carried gently in the hearts of others, even if they deny it.
  • People express love when they feel safe.
  • People enjoy learning except when there is a test.
  • People extend their boundaries when they understand the limitations that are within them.
  • People judge themselves too harshly.
  • People are becoming more aware that there is a better way to live life.
  • People have more possibilities available than they realize.
  • People’s perspectives are often the ones they were given rather than freely chose.
  • People know they ar capable of so much more but don’t know how to go about the process of creating what they want.
  • People will help in times of crisis–even if you don’t ask them.
  • People are caught up in the busyness of their lives and don’t know why they do what they do.
  • People are great!
  • People know more than they give themselves credit for.
  • People underestimate themselves.
  • People do things out of habit rather than conscious choice.
  • People who are evolved don’t even notice.
  • People go through lots of changes of mood throughout the day–from elation, to concern, to fear, to isolation.
  • People are incredibly resilient–they recover from the most difficult things.
  • People are always doing their best in the moment.
  • People want to feel valued.
  • People secretly have a lucky number.
  • People do things better when they “want” to do them versus “have” to do them.
  • People on their deathbeds never say, “I wish I spent more time at the office.”
  • People like to talk about themselves.
  • People are very creative at wasting time.
  • People are confused.
  • People want to be unconditionally loved.
  • People love a bargain.
  • People want the best for their kids.
  • People think the speed limit should be faster.
  • People want to know more about themselves.
  • People are always looking for a supportive listener.
  • People aren’t alone.
  • People are becoming increasingly anxious about their lives.
  • People are rethinking work/life balance.
  • People cannot describe what they want. How will they ever recognize it when it turns up?
  • People do not take seriously the promises they make to themselves, although they would honor the same promises made to a virtual stranger.
  • People who dare, win.
  • People are re-evaluating what they have in terms of what makes them truly happy.
  • People are realizing that they are tolerating way too much on a daily basis.
  • People limit themselves without realizing it by reacting to situations, rather than responding and broadening their horizons.
  • People who let go of outcomes lead fulfilled lives.
  • People who communicate their expectations are very likely to have them met.
  • People who have a coach progress more quickly.
  • People warm to warm people.
  • People enjoy things that smell good to them.
  • People feel hatred when the core is fear.
  • People want to be proud of their children.
  • People who stay in “comfort zone” do so sometimes more because of fear than comfort.
  • People are in awe of the unknown.
  • People want their mothers to love them.
  • People’s interests change as they age.
  • People want to feel safe and secure in their lives.
  • People want to feel that they are attractive to others.
  • People do not want to be or feel alone.
  • People like to feel special.
  • People take action to create change.
  • People believe that it is normal to be in a couple.
  • People in mid-life are quieter than young people.
  • People sometimes do mean things.
  • People for centuries have found the moon to be mysterious in one way or in another.
  • People believe what they want to.
  • People feel sad when their bodies do not work.
  • People want to believe the world is a good place.
  • People have challenges around intimacy.
  • People are an amazing creation whose make-up defies our own understanding.
  • People often substitute approval for love.
  • People want to share their thoughts with someone that is interested.
  • People need physical contact to become emotionally healthy.
  • People are sometimes confounded by other people’s philosophies.
  • People can achieve anything that they truly focus their minds on.
  • People can change very quickly–and change doesn’t have to be painful.
  • People blossom when given positive feedback.
  • People have an idea of what they are like that sometimes is quite different than how they are perceived by others.
  • People like to be in control of situations.
  • People are realizing that life is more than the rat race.
  • People need some serenity in their lives.
  • People want to be included.
  • People are having a hard time balancing work and family.
  • People are so busy living their lives that they forget who they are and what they really want from life.
  • People are always looking for ways to improve their time in this world.
  • People are beginning to see that all the answers to all their questions are within them, all they need to do is ask.
  • People are generally concerned about how they look.
  • People don’t give themselves enough credit.
  • People fear the unknown.
  • People have the capacity to create. They create their lives and opportunities each and day of their lives.
  • People most often criticize traits in others that they dislike about themselves.
  • People play out issues from their families of origin in their present workplace situations.
  • People suffer because they resist the present moment.
  • People see the world not as it is, but as they are.
  • People do not realize how great they are.
  • People want to be special.
  • People thrive on love and gentleness.
  • People long to belong.
  • People want to trust others.
  • People don’t know what they really want.
  • People need to know that they are not alone in their feelings and experiences of life.
  • People have a tendency to fight what is good for them.
  • People are unpredictable.
  • People leave the most difficult until the end.
  • People are embracing a life of joy as reality instead of dreaming.
  • People who learn to ask for what they want experience less stress and more joy.
  • People inherently try to do the right thing.
  • People fear change until they understand the opportunities it creates.
  • People often want things contrary to their value system until they sit down and really consider what those values are.
  • People want to experience happiness and pleasure.
  • People want to avoid pain and suffering.
  • People are only a victim the first time. After that they are a volunteer!
  • People will treat you the way you teach them to.
  • People will support that which they help to create.
  • People will do more to avoid the feeling of fear than attain the feeling of joy.
  • People are living life at a consistently faster pace.
  • People’s desire for discovery will take them to other worlds, other planets, and other stars.
  • People all suffer conflict between their heart and their head.
  • People all want what they haven’t got, and cease to want what they already have.
  • People’s best is always so much more magnificent than they ever imagine.
  • People’s love is at the bottom of every positive action.
  • People don’t realize their own potential.
  • People benefit from coaching even if they don’t believe in it!
  • People usually do the best with the resources they have.
  • People spend more time planning their vacations each year than they spend on planning for their care and well-being the other 51 weeks.
  • People are more health-conscious than they were in past decades.
  • People want to be connected to something bigger than themselves.
  • People have a mind/body connection.
  • People are a source of endless entertainment.
  • People tend to tune out things they do not want to hear.
  • People are careless about the things that they say.
  • People sometimes hide from life by watching TV.
  • People are busier than they used to be, even though technology supposedly makes life simpler.
  • People do things automatically, without thinking about them.
  • People often mistake their jobs, careers and roles in life as their life purpose.
  • People are often stuck in jobs too small for their souls.
  • People long for community and a sense of belonging.
  • People want to be well thought of.
  • People create results in their lives to fulfill needs that are deep seated…such as self-worth.
  • People love seeing success unfold around them.
  • People gain the most by doing more than they are expected to do.
  • People are more alike than not alike.
  • People think “you’ve got mail” is correct English.
  • People are a lot more complex than we realize.
  • People who take action on the choices they take will inevitably succeed.
  • People long to have leaders of integrity and character just as they long to have integrity and character themselves.
  • People who recognize their environment effects their outcomes are aware of what steps need to be taken towards improvement.
  • People who love well live well.
  • People who wait for a magic wand fail to see that they are the magic wand.
  • People long to be involved in communities where they can be appreciated for simply being their most authentic selves.
  • People who are keenly aware of their core values usually have lives that are in alignment with them.
  • People who give completely and wholeheartedly are rewarded by receiving completely and wholeheartedly.
  • People who understand that receiving comes as part and parcel of giving are opening themselves to unbelievably wonderful opportunities.
  • People are fascinating simply because they are who they are becoming.
  • People would like to have more time for themselves but feel guilty when they make it.
  • People haven’t realized that basically everyone is faced with the same problems.
  • People have secrets in their family history.
  • People tend to bury their own greatness under a belief system of mediocrity.
  • People are empowered when they switch from a perspective of “I can’t” to “How can I?”
  • People are educated by life more than college.
  • People’s brilliance is often preceded by chaos.
  • People could accomplish more by fostering the ability to be relaxed and focused at the same time.
  • People are more willing to look at their shortcomings than their greatness.
  • People allow perfectionism to rob them of satisfaction in life.
  • People look for traits in others that they lack in themselves.
  • People don’t buy things that they don’t understand.
  • People have great difficulty putting themselves on the top of their to-do list.
  • People build on their weaknesses rather than their strengths.
  • People who keep acting the same way keep getting the same things.
  • People deceive themselves more often than others.
  • People confuse their memories with how things truly were in the past.
  • People underestimate what they can do in 1 year and overestimate what they can do in 5 years.
  • People who are optimistic accomplish more.
  • People will pay what they think it is worth.
  • People are driven either to be someone special or to be the person others expect them to be.
  • People think their beliefs are grounded in logic, whereas they most often are based on emotions.
  • People miss grand opportunities because they are distracted by the minutia of daily life.
  • People seldom picture this world without themselves in it.
  • People are creatures of habit in more ways than most suspect.
  • People who embrace change and remain flexible have better outcomes.
  • People are delightfully varied in nature, abilities and interests.
  • People do not understand how greatly their decisions are influenced by their emotions.
  • People cherish habits that are not good for them.
  • People are inspired by the grandeur and majesty of nature.
  • People have two parallel tracks: what’s going on in the outside physical world and their internal interpretation of that outside world.
  • People are interdependent.
  • People believe that they are in control of their own lives, but outside events that completely change one’s life can intervene at any place and any time.
  • People are far kinder to one another that they are to themselves.
  • People spend more time worrying about what might happen than dealing with things that do happen.
  • People’s differing perceptions are at the root of most conflict.
  • People sometimes make mistakes with the best of intentions.
  • People have a unique beauty.
  • People usually have an answer to the question they ask.
  • People do what they perceive as working for them, even when it doesn’t.
  • People are afraid to look foolish.
  • People respond to love and nurturing, and to the absence of it.
  • People respond to incentives.
  • People are always capable of much more than they know.
  • People are happier when they are learning.
  • People can’t see what they’re too close to.
  • People’s greatest strengths are at times their greatest weaknesses.
  • People love to compare.
  • People are overwhelmed by technology.
  • People find it difficult to ask others for help.
  • People never reach their limits, they only think they do.
  • People’s personal and professional lives are integrated, even if they think they’re segregated.
  • People usually believe that their actins and choices are right.
  • People tend to seek help when they are in pain. Their motivation often wanes as soon as the pain diminishes.
  • People want things to be simpler, even if their actions seem to be to the contrary.
  • People want to be loved, appreciated and carried gently in the hearts of others, even if they deny it.
  • People express love when they feel safe.
  • People enjoy learning except when there is a test.
  • People extend their boundaries when they understand the limitations that are within them.
  • People judge themselves too harshly.
  • People are becoming more aware that there is a better way to live life.
  • People have more possibilities available than they realize.
  • People’s perspectives are often the ones they were given rather than freely chose.
  • People know they are capable of so much more but don’t know how to go about the process of creating what they want.
  • People will help in times of crisis–even if you don’t ask them.
  • People are caught up in the busyness of their lives and don’t know why they do what they do.
  • People are great!
  • People know more than they give themselves credit for.
  • People underestimate themselves.
  • People do things out of habit rather than conscious choice.
  • People who are evolved don’t even notice.
  • People go through lots of changes of mood throughout the day–from elation, to concern, to fear, to isolation.
  • People are incredibly resilient–they recover from the most difficult things.
  • People are always doing their best in the moment.
  • People want to feel valued.
  • People secretly have a lucky number.
  • People do things better when they “want” to do them versus “have” to do them.
  • People on their deathbeds never say, “I wish I spent more time at the office.”
  • People like to talk about themselves.
  • People are very creative at wasting time.
  • People are confused.
  • People want to be unconditionally loved.
  • People love a bargain.
  • People want the best for their kids.
  • People think the speed limit should be faster.
  • People want to know more about themselves.
  • People are always looking for a supportive listener.
  • People aren’t alone.
  • People are becoming increasingly anxious about their lives.
  • People are rethinking work/life balance.
  • People cannot describe what they want. How will they ever recognize it when it turns up?
  • People do not take seriously the promises they make to themselves,
    although they would honor the same promises made to a virtual stranger.
  • People who dare, win.
  • People are re-evaluating what they have in terms of what makes them truly happy.
  • People are realizing that they are tolerating way too much on a daily basis.
  • People feel hatred when the core is fear.
  • People want to be proud of their children.
  • People who stay in “comfort zone” do so sometimes more because of fear than comfort.
  • People are in awe of the unknown.
  • People for centuries have found the moon to be mysterious in one way or in another.
  • People believe what they want to.
  • People feel sad when their bodies do not work.
  • People want to believe the world is a good place.
  • People have challenges around intimacy.
  • People can achieve anything that they truly focus their minds on.
  • People can change very quickly – and change doesn’t have to be painful.
  • People blossom when given positive feedback.
  • People have an idea of what they are like that sometimes is quite different than how they are perceived by others.
  • People like to feel that they are in control of situations.
  • People are always looking for ways to improve their time in this world.
  • People are beginning to see that all the answers to all their questions are within them, all they need to do is ask.
  • People are generally concerned about how they look.
  • People don’t give themselves enough credit.
  • People fear the unknown.
  • People have the capacity to create. They create their lives and opportunities each and day of their lives.
  • People most often criticize traits in others that they dislike about themselves.
  • People play out issues from their families of origin in their present workplace situations.
  • People suffer because they resist the present moment.
  • People see the world not as it is, but as they are.
  • People do not realize how great they are.
  • People want to be special.
  • People thrive on love and gentleness.
  • People long to belong.
  • People want to trust others.
  • People don’t know what they really want.
  • People need to know that they are not alone in their feelings and experiences of life.
  • People have a tendency to fight what is good for them.
  • People are unpredictable.
  • People leave the most difficult until the end.
  • People are embracing a life of joy as reality instead of dreaming.
  • People who learn to ask for what they want experience less stress and more joy.
  • People inherently try to do the right thing.
  • People fear change until they understand the opportunities it creates.
  • People often want things contrary to their value system until they sit down and really consider what those values are.
  • People want to experience happiness and pleasure.
  • People want to avoid pain and suffering.
  • People are only a victim the first time. After that they are a volunteer!
  • People will treat you the way you teach them to.
  • People will support that which they help to create.
  • People love seeing success unfold around them.
  • People gain the most by doing more than they are expected to do.
  • People are more alike than not alike.
  • People think “you’ve got mail” is correct English.
  • People are a lot more complex than we realize.
  • People who take action on the choices they make will inevitably succeed.
  • People long to have leaders of integrity and character just as they long to have integrity and character themselves.
  • People who recognize that their environment affects their outcomes are aware of what steps need to be taken towards improvement.
  • People who love well live well.
  • People who wait for a magic wand fail to see that they are the magic wand.
  • People long to be involved in communities where they can be appreciated for simply being their most authentic selves.
  • People who are keenly aware of their core values usually have lives that are in alignment with them.
  • People who give completely and wholeheartedly are rewarded by receiving completely and wholeheartedly.
  • People who understand that receiving comes as part and parcel of giving are opening themselves to unbelievably wonderful opportunities.
  • People are fascinating simply because they are who they are becoming.

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