Bruce Elkin

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The Power Of Practice

A tourist new to Manhattan stopped a balding, older gentleman carrying a violin case, and asked, “Sir, what’s the best way to get to Carnegie Hall?  “My son,” said world-famous violinist, Jascha Heifetz, “there is only oneway to get to Carnegie Hall.  Practice, practice, practice!” Practice leads to mastery, and success.  A survey of research findings by …

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React? Respond? Or Create?

“Experience is not what happens to you. Experience is what you do with what happens to you.” — Aldous Huxley Some of us react. We take action determined by the external stimulus and the emotions it evokes. Some of us respond. We acknowledge the stimulus and the immediate emotions as part of current reality. Then we …

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Minimalism: Declutter? Simplify? Or Both?

Strategies for Creating Rich, Simple and Successful Lives Decluttering Is Problem Driven, Not Result Driven Readers interested in minimalism and creating a simple life often ask me, “What’s the difference between de-cluttering and simplifying?” And, then, they add, “Does it matter? If so, why?” I’ll try to answer the “what…” question first.Then take a stab at “why?” Whether …

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A Small Business Success Story

“Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success “ because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that’s disguised as failure. “—Naveen Jain Murray’s Story: An Entrepreneur Figures Out What Truly Matters Murray signed up for one of my group coaching workshop …

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Sarah: A Personal Coaching Success Story

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, ‘press on’ has solved, and always …

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Ed’s Story: From Oscillation to Integrity

When Ed, a business man who had fallen on hard times, came for personal coaching, he desperately wanted to change. As well spending five years in psychoanalysis, he’d spent over $20,000 attending motivational sessions with Anthony Robbins, Jay Levinson, Tom Peters, and others. But, he’d failed to create the life and work he most wanted. …

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