How to find new perspectives for old issues

January 15, 2017

 

New perspectives

 

Wondering how to find new perspectives for old issues might not seem to be one of those dilemmas likely to cause us sleepless nights. After all, things are what they are and old issues are possibly not at the top of our list of concerns.

That said, just as the idea of reusing, renewing and recycling objects has taken hold, we may find value from exploring how to find new perspectives for old issues.

To answer the ‘how’ element of the title, we have the options to:

A) Take an old issue and place it in a different setting.

Many times associated items and notions lead us to a given perspective. Ideally a new environment will trigger fresh thinking towards an old issue.

B) Imagine a best-case scenario for us and the issue under consideration.

From this viewpoint constructive aspects regarding the old, lingering and maybe also challenging, issue are oftentimes able to shine bright. Pondering the optimum in a way allows hidden points to come to the fore.

C) Strip an issue down to its core.

Looking at the origins of a question can help us create a mindset around it more attuned to its true importance to us. Seeing anew the real matter is itself a ‘positive’ response to the question of ‘How to find new perspectives for old issues‘ we could say.

Thanks for being here today and reading this How to find new perspectives for old issues post.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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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, 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.

Publications

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 aware whilst moving through the day

January 12, 2017

 

Being aware at the station

 

Being aware whilst moving through the day is something we all probably feel we are doing. To a great extent we know what is going on around us; our observational skills and intuition assist us moment by moment.

Keeping an eye on intentions and outcomes helps ensure our goals are at the centre of our efforts.

Yet the full picture may well be just beyond our vision, lurking as it were in the shadows we overlook and the areas of life we avoid due to discomfort, ignorance or even fear.

Putting ourselves into the whole of life – aided by our accumulated experience and guided by our heartfelt values – is a way of being aware whilst moving through the day.

The option of sitting back and waiting for everything good to come to us seems no longer available, if indeed it ever was.

As much as we are all so similar as a result of globalization and a merging of tastes and fashions, we need to take personal responsibility for being aware whilst moving through the day.

Or then again, perhaps not. To share your input on the issues raised, please leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘Being aware whilst moving through the day‘ post.

Brian.

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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, 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.

Publications

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 to win with three simple actions

January 8, 2017

 

Three simple things

 

To answer the question ‘How to win with three simple actions?‘ we perhaps need to first i) define what we mean by winning and ii) set out just what three simple actions we are referring to.

So, to get the proverbial ball rolling, let’s look at each of these points. By ‘winning’ we have the option to take the idea in its broadest sense to signify the concept of living our potential by being our best.

When we are giving our all in any endeavour undertaken, certainly this can be said to be ‘winning’.

In terms of the three simple actions – simple to state, yet not always easy to put into operation – the following came to mind when preparing this post: smiling, being polite and listening.

Imagining a day with these actions at the heart of all we do could be motivation enough to attempt to create such a day.

We may say implementing these three simple actions is just another way of restating the Golden Rule of “Do not hurt others with that which pains yourself”.

Fulfilment invariably feels right when we know our efforts are leading us towards our goals, whilst also ensuring we are not harming others in the process.

And finally, it might be useful to consider the impact when we ignore these three things…

For now, in any case, please feel free to join the conversation concerning How to win with three simple actions by leaving a comment below.

Brian.

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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, 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.

Publications

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 to use discipline to carry us forward

January 5, 2017

 

Disciplined allotment

 

Before looking at how to use discipline to carry us forward, a few moments can be given over to considering the source of our discipline. In the first instance our discipline draws energy from the compelling goals we have set for ourselves.

Motivated to accomplish a precise objective, we have most likely identified actions and habits aligned to this purpose. Discipline comes into being through studying, training and practice. Developing habits beneficial to our life is an ongoing activity and a discipline in itself.

In terms of how to use discipline to carry us forward, we might wish to think about the power focused repetition provides. During those invariable tough moments when attempting to achieve this or that, discipline keeps us on course.

Rather than pondering discipline as an automatic element, perhaps it is a measured response to a specific requirement. Furthermore, it is discipline which may carry us forward in the face of criticism or even praise.

Taking positive steps, as it were, with our goal firmly in mind, is then our answer to the initially asked question of ‘How to use discipline to carry us forward?

Please feel free to join the conversation here by leaving a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘How to use discipline to carry us forward‘ post.

Brian.

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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, 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.

Publications

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)


To what extent have you positively left yesterday?

January 1, 2017

Cat pondering life

 

To answer the question ‘To what extent have you positively left yesterday?‘ we need to briefly reflect on what comes to mind when referring to yesterday. Is it merely twenty-four hours ago or the full figurative past twelve months?

As to leaving yesterday positively, we could consider how we feel about moving forward without limiting beliefs, habits or any other hindrances holding us back before we made the conscious effort to let go of them.

Clinging onto the past rarely offers us the benefits we tell ourselves such an action gives us. Good times in any case stay with us as memories, whilst bad times provide their own input in the form of experience.

With the freedom we have created for ourselves by hopefully positively leaving yesterday, we are able to focus on what we wish to accomplish today for the sake of today itself as well as for tomorrow.

Plans, goals, objectives – probably linked to our overarching life purpose – are most likely in place. Now is the time to live this new moment fully, regardless we may add, of the extent we have positively left yesterday.

Embracing the opportunity of having you here, thanks for reading this ‘To what extent have you positively left yesterday?‘ post with best wishes for today and the rest of 2017.

Brian.

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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, 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.

Publications

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)


Shaping up

December 29, 2016

 

Shaped biscuits

 

It might be somewhat late in the day to change how events are shaping up for us this year. The largest part of the game is over, with the remaining hours possibly already set aside for celebrations.

Attention could be shifted to how our plans and goal preparation are shaping up for the coming twelve months. Projects may have been arranged sometime ago, with adjustments occurring now as the starting lines comes into view.

Whatever our preferences for organizing assignments and sorting ideas into specific actions, a perception of 2017 is probably shaping up in our mind.

Although it is probable over the coming year we will be obliged to amend our strategies to cater for new inputs, at this stage the first steps will have been formulated and the subsequent ones are, in all likelihood, shaping up too.

Regardless of how the next few days turn out, let me thank you for all your ongoing support here and for reading this ‘Shaping up‘ post today.

Happy 2017, Buon 2017, Feliz 2017.

Brian.

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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, 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.

Publications

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 uprooted

December 25, 2016

Tree being uprooted

The idea of being uprooted might bring to mind dramatic images of displaced people, folk torn from their homes due to conflict or famine. This aspect of being uprooted surely deserves attention and, in all fairness, an analysis beyond the scope of a mere blog post here.

What we may wish to explore with regard to being uprooted is the impact a change of circumstances has on us. The situation can be in response to an alteration of habits brought about by ourselves or an external event, creating a need to amend our thinking.

Being uprooted in whatever manner invariably involves a feeling of being cut loose from established points of reference. What initially is perceived as a negative could turn out to be just the opposite, provided we are flexible enough to let go of what was for the sake of embracing what is now.

Alternatively, by grasping onto a past scenario we feel the discomfort and perception of loss. Moving on with the idea of being uprooted, the time of the actual upheaval quite possibly hits us hard, especially if there was no prior warning. That said, again once it’s over, however, we need to swiftly focus on the consequences of being uprooted instead of the incident itself.

Thanks for connecting here today and reading this ‘Being uprooted‘ post.

Happy Holidays.

Brian.

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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, 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.

Publications

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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