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2010 May | Bruce Hall Coaching
May 31st, 2010

Who Really Needs a Life Coach or a Small Business Coach?

“Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.”

When I decided to become a personal development (life) coach and small business coach, a few friends and acquaintances responded with:

“What’s personal development?”
“Who wants a life coach?”
“You goin’ into sports?”
“The [...]

May 24th, 2010

Self-Discipline

Source of achievement or self-delusion?

”No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.”
                                                                                    —Harry Emerson Fosdick

It’s 5 a.m. and cold as a [...]

May 17th, 2010

Dogs, Horses, and My Friend Pete

“True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice.”
                                                                                 —Samuel Johnston

In an annual ritual that goes back more than twenty years between our best friend Pete, my wife Deborah, and I, gifts are quietly exchanged across the dinning room table after dinner on Christmas evening. It’s a workable arrangement without [...]

May 10th, 2010

Daniel’s Suicide

Day of the Abyss

Because I could not stop for Death,
he kindly stopped for me.
The carriage held but just ourselves
and immortality.
                                   —Emily Dickinson

The thing is, some ideas are forced upon us by experience. That is the only way to convey their element of truth. Color, sound, length, breadth, and depth help us develop the order of [...]