Wishing well

September 3, 2015

Wishing well

Wishing well a person is akin to appreciating his or her presence in our life.” #bgdtcoaching.

Wishing well ourselves might cause us difficulties. Whilst wishing well a person is akin to appreciating his or her presence in our life, it is not always so easy to do the same to ourselves. Possibly we feel confused, stuck and aware that, unlike us, time is moving forward.

Despite these sensations, wishing well ourselves is a way of acknowledging our efforts to date together with the choices made to get us where we are. If we view wishing well ourselves a radical act then so be it. Yet spreading kindness also to ourselves surely takes nothing away from others.

The wishing well is, in the traditional sense of the idea, a place to cast a coin in and make a wish, and perhaps not so far from the initial concept expressed here. In both examples we are focusing on what we would like to happen: wellbeing to embrace others and ourselves in one form of another.

Following up our good intentions with positive actions goes a long way to ensuring our wishes come true. Or maybe not. Please feel free to leave a comment below to share your thoughts on the question of ‘Wishing well‘.

Best wishes to you.

Brian.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, 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

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) and Training through drama for work (2009).


Stepping stones

August 30, 2015

Stepping stones

“The efforts of yesterday are the stepping stones of today leading to tomorrow’s success.” #bgdtcoaching.

The other day a client was pondering future development options. The choice seemed to be between signing up for an international or for a local training programme. Each offered a way forward and represented potential stepping stones towards an interesting future. The client chose the latter.

Intention and action are able to move us over the proverbial stepping stones to our desired destination. However, taking just one step and stopping will bring us little joy.

Being stuck in one location or another many times is a question of being unable to see the next set of stepping stones before us. And let’s remember we see not only with our eyes, but also with our heart.

If we are fearful of moving away from a comfortable today towards an unknown tomorrow any number of excuses could cloud our vision. The stepping stones might appear treacherous and beyond our ability to be negotiated successfully.

On the other hand, with a belief of ourselves powering our actions, the stepping stones may seem hardly an obstacle at all.

But what do you think about the stepping stones between you and your goal? To share your ideas, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Stepping stones‘ post.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com
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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, 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

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) and Training through drama for work (2009).


Contrasts

August 27, 2015

Contrasts of colour

Contrasts and contradictions surround us. Yet their presence adds to the day, rather than subtracts from it. Without the uniqueness of each of the contrasts forming the moment, life might seem monotonous and devoid of depth.

Thinking about the contrasts we could face between today and yesterday, we have the possibility to discover the distance we have covered through our efforts to be our best. From where we started to where we are now, contrasts indicate the progress achieved.

Some people may choose to notice contrasts between their situation and that of others. Whilst this is feasible, the action rarely offers a fair assessment of either ourselves or of others. The individual is, by definition, an individual. If needing to be judged, a person ought to be evaluated against his or her potential instead of some common, anonymous, benchmark.

How we view the issue of contrasts remains a personal matter, of course. For now, let me just thank you for connecting here and reading this ‘Contrasts‘ post today.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

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Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

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

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

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, 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

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) and Training through drama for work (2009).


Ready for business

August 23, 2015

Workplace ready for business

“Preparing ourselves, getting ready for business, is a crucial part of living our potential.” #bgdtcoaching.

Regardless of our role and irrespective of the work we will have to perform, ensuring we are ready for business is a personal responsibility each of us has to accept if we are to give our all in the workplace.

We might find yesterday’s endeavours laid solid foundations for our work today. If so, we are certainly ready for business. Alternatively, we need to start the development process today to be ready for business tomorrow. In either case, preparing ourselves to be ready for business is a crucial part of living our potential.

Having everything in place, being confident all equipment has been tested and is working well, ensures all is ready for business in the opinion of some folk. Others may prefer a more relaxed approach. For these people the idea of being ready for business is irrelevant. They are never ready, although able quite comfortably to muddle through each and every moment.

Walking a middle path could be the norm for many of us. Sometimes preparing, other times taking a chance and trusting our instincts, now and then merging the two actions and creating a more rounded approach. We know what works best for us in terms of getting ready for business.

Being curious to learn your thoughts about being ready for business, please feel free to share your ideas by leaving a comment below.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves

Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

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

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

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, 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

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) and Training through drama for work (2009).


Out there

August 20, 2015

Sea view out there

Out there life is easy. Out there work is painless. Out there obstacles are non-existent. Really? To what extent have we actually verified these statements? Why are we so sure the proverbial grass, or sea, is ‘greener’ there than it is here?

Believing things are better somewhere else, consciously or otherwise, we create conditions which in a way ensure things live up to our expectations. And in a similar fashion, by focusing exclusively on negative aspects of where we are now we give support to our thinking about out there.

Being satisfied where we are, out there or here now, is much about connecting with life in its entirety. Knowing the present is a fleeting instance, and our perceptions of it are likewise evolving continuously, might encourage us to enjoy right now actually right here.

Regardless of our pleasure or displeasure with it, embracing the moment is an attitude we have under our control. The effort and indeed the action of using this power will impact greatly on how we see the world, out there or right here, in the next second following this one. Perhaps.

Whether out there is where you are or not, let me thank you for spending a few minutes of your time here today. Please feel free to leave a comment below concerning this ‘Out there‘ post if you so wish.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves

Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

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

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

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, 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

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) and Training through drama for work (2009).


Outlook on nature

August 16, 2015

Nature

“Our outlook on nature starts with us understanding we are part of it.” #bgdtcoaching.

Few things indicate our outlook on nature better than our approach to recycling and respecting the planet, or at least the small piece of it we occupy at present.

For many years those in power chose to ignore the issues of global warming, overflowing landfills and other harmful activities related to our way of living. Today there is more talk about such things, maybe in the future there will be significant action.

Each of us has an outlook on nature, aligned to how we feel towards our place in the world. There might be times we are distracted by more interesting matters – interesting from the point of view of immediacy regarding our current needs or latest project.

Our outlook on nature starts with us understanding we are part of it. There are, of course, alternative ways to embrace our world. Without wishing to put forward any policies or political suggestions, I will leave it to those responsible for the usage of open spaces and green fields to hopefully choose to protect our one world for the sake of conserving all living beings.

Thanks for reading this ‘Outlook on nature‘ post.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves

Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

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

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

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, 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

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) and Training through drama for work (2009).


Finding the line

August 13, 2015

Bowling picture

Without entering into the skills of bowling – something about which I know little – we can ponder the idea of finding the line of our existence amidst the vast possibilities before us.

For some people it could be daunting to be faced with numerous choices and endless opportunities. The sense of feeling overwhelmed in such cases is easily brought to mind. Others may flourish in similar conditions. Finding the line for these folk is, we can imagine, an action without stress.

Evaluating options, weighing up strategies and then deciding, takes time and effort. The alternative could be to follow the masses, hoping they lead us to where we would like to go, or at least to a place not too disturbing for us. It is a personal issue for us all.

It might be argued we all actually know, deep within our heart, the right way for us to live our life. Finding the line is a case of listening, from this perspective, to our inner wisdom and trusting it. Easy to suggest, less so to do, yet very worthwhile for those who are able to do so.

Finding the line, as mentioned is a personal endeavour. If you’d like to join the conversation and offer your observation, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Finding the line‘ post today.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves

Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

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

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

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, 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

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) and Training through drama for work (2009).


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