How trust in our dreams can repay us handsomely

June 25, 2017

Beach

 

The reference to dreams in the title ‘How trust in our dreams can repay us handsomely’ should not be mistaken for those night-time experiences in which the mind wanders freely. Here the intention is to look at the longed for goals we hold in our heart.

It might be we have been brought up to operate only with so-called ‘realistic’ objectives. “Dreams are for those who are unable to plan” could be the tune to which we have marched to for so long. If this is the case, the ideas associated with ‘How trust in our dreams can repay us handsomely’ are possibly strange.

Nevertheless, with just a small effort it may be we discover how trust in our dreams can repay us handsomely. The dreams in a sense encapsulate our true self – the best version of ourselves aligned to our potential – and deserve an opportunity to be brought into being.

As we all surely know, dreams without action cannot be realized. Dreams coupled with action, on the contrary, set into motion the chance for them to become a new reality. Many folk are indeed able to achieve their dreams, so why not us too? The results would more than repay the trust we gave to our dreams.

Exploring options around dreams and clarifying choices are often elements of a coaching conversation. To arrange a complimentary coaching session, via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in touch. For now, thanks for reading this ‘How trust in our dreams can repay us handsomely’ post today.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer
Coach – Trainer – Adjunct Professor – Author

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Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


Expectations. Are they driving us on or holding us back?

June 22, 2017

cakes

 

It is perhaps part of life to have expectations. Maybe we are hoping for this, striving for that. Whatever the current situation, we know how we’d like it to turn out. Even so, it is surely fair to ask from time to time in reference to our expectations, ‘Are they driving us on or holding us back?’

On occasions, it is the sheer desire to meet expectations that drive us on. The path could be testing, yet with our sights set on the end goal, we find that extra sprint to get us to it. Unfortunately, likewise, there will be times when desire is not enough.

With the weight of expectations on our shoulders, especially in those instances we have not fully bought into a project or objective, expectations can seem so heavy they are indeed holding us back and possibly also down.

Finding the balance point between these two positions is, in all likelihood, an exercise not so unknown to many of us. “Expectations. Are they driving us on or holding us back?” It is a question to ponder and deal with on a regular basis.

For now, however, thanks for reading this ‘Expectations. Are they driving us on or holding us back?’ post today.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer
Coach – Trainer – Adjunct Professor – Author

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves

Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

Amazon: amazon.com/author/briangroves

Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bgdtcoaching

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


Repeat mistakes regularly? What can we learn from this?

June 18, 2017

Repeated mistake

 

If it is the case you, like me, repeat mistakes regularly, what can we learn from this? The answer may be tied very specifically to the mistake itself or, then again, it is possibly related to more general considerations. For the sake of this post, let’s look at three broad aspects.

1) The American Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön noted in her 2005 book When things fall apart: heart advice for difficult times, “nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” It might be useful to keep this in mind when we repeat mistakes regularly. After all, should we fail to learn from our errors the first time we make them, hopefully, we will do so the next time around.

2) If we repeat mistakes regularly it could be a sign we are not giving our actions the full attention they deserve or indeed require. It is so easy to undertake tasks in a slapdash, half-hearted manner without care almost. Unfortunately, we cannot always get away with this behaviour. There are times this level of effort is not enough for the moment.

3) It is fair to question the effectiveness of our learning efforts if we repeat mistakes regularly in relation to a particular field of professional development or study. We may wish to broaden our exposure to the material using differing methods. ‘Learning by heart’ is not necessarily the only way to acquire knowledge.

Other ideas are surely available to us, but for now though thanks for connecting here and reading this ‘Repeat mistakes regularly? What can we learn from this?’ post today.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer
Coach – Trainer – Adjunct Professor – Author

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves

Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

Amazon: amazon.com/author/briangroves

Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bgdtcoaching

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bgdtcoaching/videos

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/today/author/bgdtcoaching

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bgdtcoaching/the-bgdtcoaching-space

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


Being our best whilst taking on new skills

June 15, 2017

Bubbles as skills

 

It can be somewhat testing to go about being our best whilst taking on new skills. After all, we might find ourselves way out of our comfort zone when taking on the role of a student.

We surely have invested much time and effort to reach where we are. To find ourselves without all the answers during the learning process, even as we go about being our best whilst taking on new skills is no easy thing.

Being our best possibly involves being fully present in whatever we are doing at any specific moment. It is additionally related to bringing authenticity to the situation. In terms of taking on new skills, this would perhaps lead to an acceptance of ‘steps back’ or ‘stumbles forward’, prior to us mastering the material.

Being our best whilst taking on new skills is ideally a way of being no different from how we are at all times. Instead of making a distinction between this moment and that, a goal we may have is to be our best at all times irrespective of what we are doing or attempting to achieve. If this is so then it becomes easier to shift energy towards development activities as how we are is, so to speak, already sorted.

Thanks for reading this ‘Being our best whilst taking on new skills’ post today, ideally it has provided some food for thought.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves

Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

Amazon: amazon.com/author/briangroves

Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


How much are you really using your intuition?

June 11, 2017

Intuition

 

By asking ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’ it might seem there is an element of judgement about the extent intuition is used. That is not my intention. I am actually curious to learn the frequency to which intuition is turned to when facing choices and the like.

On many occasions, we may feel intuition is guiding us in the decision-making process. ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’ “Lots”, we reply. The actual help, however, is often the tendency to follow tried and tested patterns of behaviour.

Habits can appear as intuition for the sake of lulling us into believing we are putting our best interests first. The reality could be it is the much sought after ‘quiet life’ calling the shots.

The path of least resistance is not the only way forward. There will be other times in which, in answer to the question ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’, we respond ‘”More or less a hundred percent.”

Circumstances too play their part in crafting a response to the inquiry ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’ That said, it is for us to decide when we turn to our intuition for guidance, especially as it rarely lets us down.

Given the personal nature of the question ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’, if you’d like to explore it as part of a complimentary coaching conversation via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in touch.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves

Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

Amazon: amazon.com/author/briangroves

Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bgdtcoaching

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bgdtcoaching/videos

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/today/author/bgdtcoaching

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bgdtcoaching/the-bgdtcoaching-space

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


Are you giving in or giving to the moment?

June 8, 2017

Clouds in the moment

 

It could be we are sailing along without thought to how we approach each day. If this is the case then the inquiry ‘Are you giving in or giving to the moment?’ would be a ‘bolt out of the blue’. Then again, you may be the type of person who is sensitive to the impact your presence has on those around you.

Taking the first section of the question ‘Are you giving in or giving to the moment?’, the aspect of ‘giving in’ or surrendering to the moment, our action is linked to our way of being as well as the situation we are facing.

As the saying goes: “We don’t need to fight every battle”. This is true especially at a challenging time when resources such as energy, patience and resolve are being tested to the limit.

Giving to the moment, the second section of the question ‘Are you giving in or giving to the moment?’, might suggest we are embracing whatever is before us. Ideally, we are offering our potential to ensure we are living the experience of the moment, whilst being an integral part of it.

Giving in or giving to, two positions seemly opposite in nature. Even so, ‘Are you giving in or giving to the moment?’ remains a question for us to answer, according to our own criteria and in the moment itself.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves

Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

Amazon: amazon.com/author/briangroves

Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves

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LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/today/author/bgdtcoaching

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bgdtcoaching/the-bgdtcoaching-space

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


What positives can we take from the year to date?

June 4, 2017

Positive cricket match

 

With time marching on it is easy to lose sight of recent achievements so, let’s look now by asking what positives can we take from the year to date?

The focus we choose to apply to the question ‘What positives can we take from the year to date?’ will in many respects determine what we find. We might wish to see a number of completed activities. Alternatively, our vision could be more far-reaching. Possibly certain projects have been successfully initiated and their eventual conclusions set for a future date.

By raising the question ‘What positives can we take from the year to date?’ we may actually be bringing to the surface our thoughts regarding the way the year has developed over the course of these initial months. Ideally, we are on track with our goals and plans to reach them.

What positives can we take from the year to date? “As many as our insight and even imagination offers us” could be the response.

If, on the other hand, we discover things are not so straightforward as originally hoped, now is perhaps a good moment to take stock of the situation and implement necessary adjustments to bring them back on course.

To end this brief inquiry into the first half of the year, let me leave the matter with you, so: “What positives can we take from the year to date?

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves

Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

Amazon: amazon.com/author/briangroves

Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bgdtcoaching

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bgdtcoaching/videos

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/today/author/bgdtcoaching

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bgdtcoaching/the-bgdtcoaching-space

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


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