Russ Baleson

Training and coaching is my passion. Poetry, writing, and music are hobbies. My hubs consist of a variety of haiku, poetry, inspirational quotations, business management hubs, interpersonal skills and tips.

Favourite Quotes:

Every moment of your life, including this one, is a fresh start. (Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber).

The most human thing we have to do is to learn to speak our honest convictions and feelings and live with the consequences. This is the first requirement of love and it makes us vulnerable to other people who may not accept us as we really are but this truth, our vulnerability is the only real thing we can give to other people. (Father William DuBay).

In this life you have to have saviours to survive, those curious people who miraculously come into your life for no apparent reason just in time to give you the chance you desperately need or to extract you from evil or disaster. Do they appear because you prayed for help? At the very edge you always pray somehow even if it’s not to God. But God has many names. (unknown).

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us – it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. (By Marianne Williamson and used by Nelson Mandela in his inaugural speech, 1994).

The cost of a thing is something called life which is given in exchange for it. (Henry Thoreau).