Being Bruce -: Change Is Good - New Directions for Being Bruce

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Change Is Good - New Directions for Being Bruce

"Late to the party, last to leave."

I started this blog in September 2008. Since that time I've posted more than 250 times and used 49% of my Blogger allotment of image storage space (that's a lot of photos). I had intended to wait till this September to announce a change in, or rather an addition to, the blog direction, intention, and purpose, but, in a move that will come as no surprise to those who know me best, I'm not waiting. I'm starting with this post, but intend by the first of August, to make significant changes to the Being Bruce blog. These changes reflect parallel changes in my business/work life.

I'm not going to stop blogging. I'm also NOT going to stop writing about and posting many photos of places, people, events, and things I think interesting or amusing. The changes will be in added content and additional direction. Therefore, if you're already at or near your limit of my view of the world, you might consider un-following the blog or killing the RSS feed. The previous sentence will be your only warning.

Here's what's going on: I'm a big believer that we each have unique purpose. I also believe that many of us find our best expression of purpose through multiple outlets or directions. In this post I'm outting myself about going back to some of my career/life roots and adding another patch to my current professional canvas.

A while back in my professional life I was a counselor and therapist, later on a computer and business consultant, and (sort of in between and always) a life and business coach. I have decided to charge back into that realm (in my usual high-energy manner) while continuing my profession as a full time REALTOR in the great Wilmington area and also working with Marge on Fat City Cards, our SendOutCards distributorship. I'm passionate about all three endeavors and am looking forward to once again having two full-time jobs and one half time gig.

I should make it very clear that I'm not going to be "doing" therapy or personal counseling - I'm not licensed in this state for that and that's not my interest or passion. I'm also not going to be a business/computer/marketing consultant (been there, got the t-shirt). What I am going to do is offer my services as a coach to a very narrow niche. That niche is defined as high-energy, high-achieving people who have had one or more business successes and one or more failures and are now ready to make a huge leap, a significant change or advance in their business or career.

We've named the service Quantum Results Coaching, which is both denotative and connotative. It's not for everyone, but those for whom it will be of best service will recognize it. Others likely won't get it at all, which is fine.

Here's a graphic we're going to use that depicts the service:

How will that effect the Being Bruce blog? The major difference you'll notice, if you read all the blog items and not just specific event-focused posts, is that each weekday I'm going to be posting content that speaks to change agency.

I will post about:

  • teachers or writers I follow or find interesting,
  • books I think useful,
  • specific tools or principles for personal realization or success,
  • profiles of people I know who love what they do or making great leaps, and
  • a running personal business diary.

I'll also be changing some of the side content and possibly the color and graphics on the blog, but those changes will come gradually.

So, the Being Bruce blog is going to "be" a lot more personal. It's going to "be" more focused on people taking charge of their (business) lives and living boldly. It's therefore going to "be" longer.

But I'll still post photos like this one of my yummy breakfast today.

Thanks for bearing with me on this post.

If you have questions about Quantum Results Coaching, I'm reachable in all the usual ways. The best ways to contact me are: