Why taking our place involves more than just sitting down

May 28, 2017

Empty seats

 

Unless we are referring to a pre-booked seat, we can explore the notion of why taking our place involves more than just sitting down by looking at a couple of perspectives.

The first perspective from which to view why taking our place involves more than just sitting down is that of the relationship we have with confidence, self-esteem and the concept of being present. These elements lead us to our goals, our place in life we could say. Whether we believe in ourselves or not determines greatly the extent to which we claim our position.

Acknowledging our existence in the world, we might choose to continue our exploration of why taking our place involves more than just sitting down from a perspective of being global citizens. The concept here is perhaps greater than merely ‘turning up’ or ‘waving a passport’.

Recent history teaches us nobody should assume citizenship is a right guaranteed. As humans, we are all crucial components of a delicate balancing act. Our presence has the power to help or hurt those with whom we interact. Why taking our place involves more than just sitting down is, therefore, a matter of being aware and respectful of others and ourselves.

Before wrapping up this brief investigation into why taking our place involves more than just sitting down, let me thank you for connecting here and reading this.

If you’d like to share any thoughts on the issue of ‘Why taking our place involves more than just sitting down’, please leave a comment below.

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.

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 often do you let your potential shine bright?

May 25, 2017

Potential shining bright on the sea

 

By asking “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” I’m taking it for granted that at times you do unleash your potential, hence the emphasis should be placed on the ‘How often’ part of the question.

Going beyond this presumption, we might wish to consider how we could ensure we always give our best. In doing so there would be no need to ask “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” as our efforts represent our potential shining brightly right here, right now.

Perhaps you are already shouting out “All the time!” in answer to the question “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” And it stirs no doubts about whether you live life to the full in all you do.

However, the occasions we miss may relate to when we let our autopilot complete actions for us. Possibly we trust habits too much and lose opportunities best experienced by being present. “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” then becomes a crucial inquiry to evaluate and respond to carefully.

To what extent can you imagine a moment in the spotlight – in front of loved ones, friends, and acquaintances – as you perform to the best of your ability? If the thought fills you with pleasure, it is worth letting your potential shine bright every chance available.

So, having danced around the issue let me at this point put it to you: “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” If you’d like to explore your answer as part of a complimentary coaching session, via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in touch.

For now, thanks for reading this “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” post.

Brian.

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Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

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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, 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)


Reasons for airing our opinions once in a while

May 21, 2017

Airing washing

 

In all probability, we have accumulated a set of thoughts, beliefs, and opinions over the years. These may now form the compass with which we navigate the sea of life. As such we can choose to set out some reasons for airing our opinions once in a while.

i) Opinions inevitably gather dust and may lose their relevance over the course of time.

ii) Similarly, opinions need to be tested regularly and brought up to date to reflect our current situation.

iii) Without bringing our opinions out for airing every so often, we are unable to stake a claim in the world by standing by them, having our voice heard.

Our perspective on these reasons for airing our opinions once in a while is ours to select as seems most appropriate.

For now, if you’d like to join the conversation here regarding reasons for airing our opinions once in a while, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for your presence here today.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

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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.

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)


Heart Poems On Waves

May 18, 2017

Ebook cover Heart Poems On Waves

Along the way the journey flows. Starting back then, continuing in waves.”

Based on my love of the sea, this book offers twenty-six inspirational poems, from A to Z, as a celebration of life.

The potential to live fully exists in us all. But being human, we forget this from time to time. Accordingly, this book could be read as encouragement, to us all, to be our best on a daily basis.

I hope this collection of Heart Poems On Waves gives you something to ponder and, dare I say, enjoy. It was a pleasure for me to write and it would be pleasing to think you find value among the words.

In line with Heart Poems Captured From Dreams and More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams, the book sets out another piece of me in words. As mentioned, this latest offering reflects my love of the sea and the influence it has on my view of life. To borrow some lines from More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams: “Waves shape the sea, as our presence shapes today.”

Rather than producing a traditional self-help book along the lines of How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work, the format used here, as indeed in Heart Poems Captured From Dreams and More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams, lends itself to a more open and abstract creation.

Nevertheless, as a support throughout the challenges and opportunities life presents, poems are valid. With this book, you will get the opportunity to:

a) Read lines offered from the heart;
b) Explore ideas wrapped in twenty-six poems;
c) Apply any new thinking in your life.

Possibly this book becomes a catalyst for further reflection on what is dear to you. Though I am experienced in the field of professional and personal development, you are the expert on your life. Implementation of any new thinking will, of course, need to be undertaken by you, I cannot do it for you.

With that said, let me thank you for your presence here and wish you Happy Reading!

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

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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.

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)


Why the best souvenirs reside in the heart

May 14, 2017

Souvenirs

 

You might be wondering about what I mean with the heading “Why the best souvenirs reside in the heart”. Possibly I am implying the knick-knacks often hawked near popular tourist attractions are less valuable than the memories we create merely by being there.

Alternatively, I might be attempting to explain with the statement “Why the best souvenirs reside in the heart” that to truly reconnect at a later date with a pleasant event or visit, for example, the most important ‘souvenirs’ are those ‘purchased’ by actually living the moment fully at the time of its occurrence.

By being present we avoid that common feeling of having done something, seen something or someone, yet can remember nothing about it. Moving through the day as if on autopilot is the opposite of being present and therefore this is why the best souvenirs reside in the heart.

The notion of a lovely thrilling encounter with reality, or a glimpsing through the crack of illusion if you prefer, is something for which no t-shirts are sold nor fridge magnets exist. Nevertheless, such experiences do occur and accordingly is why the best souvenirs reside in the heart.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

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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, 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

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)


Turning from the ugliness of the moment

May 11, 2017

Ugliness in the city

No matter where we are, and I hope you are in a beautiful place right now, turning from the ugliness of the moment is something we can all do. This is especially so when we widen the scope of what we mean as ugliness to include negative world events, collective concerns and personal fears.

Rather than suggesting we should bury our heads in the sand, nor even ignore whatever we dislike, we can choice to manage our attitude towards the ugliness of the moment.

Personal fears deserve focused attention to investigate their validity plus the element of learning they might contain for us. Turning from the ugliness of the moment, in this case, would be a case of looking below the surface to comprehend what we need to take on board before dismissing the rest.

Collective concerns, such as unusual climatic occurrences for example, likewise require a clear-headed effort to understand what each of us is able to do to at least not perpetuate the situation. Turning from the ugliness of the moment here would be more a question of turning the matter around to gain insight and find a way through the mess.

Negative world events have the power to overwhelm us only of we give away our ability to face them with intelligence and objectivity. Turning from the ugliness of the moment in this instance would mean trusting ourselves and the world at large to overcome ugliness with goodness, compassion and beauty.

Ramblings no doubt, but thanks nonetheless for connecting and reading this post today. If you’d like to share your input on the issue of Turning from the ugliness of the moment, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

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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, 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

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 to learn from then for the benefit of now

May 7, 2017

Blue plaque on wall

 

With this ‘How to learn from then for the benefit of now‘ post, I am not suggesting all events from the past justify or warrant a plaque to remind the world of their occurrence.

Looking at yesterday’s experiences for the sake of developing ourselves today is, however, a practice worth investing in. From this perspective, we are as it were demonstrating how to learn from then for the benefit of now.

Using history – be it our own, that of a country or even of the world as a whole – we are tapping into a valuable resource and showing we know how to learn from then for the benefit of now.

Naturally, in the process, we obtain information and ideas about both what we can implement and what is best left alone.

Taking the issue of how to learn from then for the benefit of now to a much more personal level, let me stop here by asking this question: “What has been the key lesson for you 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

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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

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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