Why hope seems to reside in tomorrow

March 26, 2017

City map

 

As we go about dealing with our scheduled – and unscheduled – tasks making up this moment in time, we might wish to briefly spare a thought as to why hope seems to reside in tomorrow rather than in today.

Possibly a general lack of satisfaction many people derive from their occupation or lifestyle leads to such thinking about what they would like to find around the corner.

On a more positive note, it may refer to a form of delayed gratification, an appreciation we can say of the value to be found in waiting for tomorrow today.

Why hope seems to reside in tomorrow could also be related to the general development of life. Experience suggests we evolve, crops grow and investments may provide a good return over time.

Without wishing to bring a negative tone to this post, it would be remiss of me to not state the usual disclaimer: “Past performance does not guarantee future results.”

Maximizing efforts today likewise does not ensure a better tomorrow. Even so, operating fully without worrying excessively about the rewards our efforts will, or will not, bring is a way of living in the present, whilst not distracting ourselves too much as to why hope seems to reside in tomorrow.

Regardless of the perspective we give to the issue, let me just thank you for connecting here today and reading this Why hope seems to reside in tomorrow 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

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)


Benefits of being our best

March 23, 2017

Best building

 

Though there are surely many benefits of being our best, having an iconic building built in our honour is not perhaps going to happen for all of us.

Putting that aside, we can look at some of the more immediate benefits of being our best.

1) Our impact represents our true abilities. Doubts about whether we could have given or done more following our interaction are kept away from our mind.

2) Our potential is displayed on the stage of life or work. We create a clear interpretation of our abilities from which we are able to either consolidate success or work on any weaknesses in our performance.

3) Provided we are constant in our efforts, one of the benefits of being our best is that stakeholders are able to rely on us to embrace fully any undertaking we are involved in.

More benefits of being our best may be connected with specific fields of activities and the like.

To share your input on the issues raised here regarding the benefits of being our best, please feel free to leave 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

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)


Which three objects or ideas define you?

March 19, 2017

Three sign

 

In all probability we have many influences and points of reference adding something to our life, yet which three objects or ideas define you?

To answer this question a lifetime of reflection might not be enough. However, taking stock of where we are, what we are wearing, hoping to accomplish and so forth, all provide input for the eventual response we could offer to the question ‘Which three objects or ideas define you?

Whether done in a systematic manner or undertaken on a basis beyond conscious thought, bringing to light which three objects or ideas define you is a way of evaluating one’s current position along the path of life.

Of course, from where we are now we get to choose the direction we wish to move in. And intentions related to personal values and associated efforts will propel us towards the desired destination.

So, to close, let me repeat: “Which three objects or ideas define you?

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

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)


More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams

March 16, 2017

Ebook cover

Following the publication of Heart Dreams Captured From Dreams, it felt right to continue along the poetry path. As an expression of ideas, reflections and general musings, More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams indeed brings more ‘heart poems captured from dreams’ into being.

Captured by a dream we might find sleep difficult. Captured by a dream the day could offer us too few hours to achieve all we want for the sake of reaching our objective.

To borrow some lines from Heart Dreams Captured From Dreams: “The words set out here were captured from dreams. In certain instances, the lines arrived complete. On other occasions, nagging fragments forced me to sit and finish the thought.”

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 in More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams, as in 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.

Whether read from start to finish or dipped into every now and then, it is hoped More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams provides some nourishment for the mind and food for the heart. With this book, you will get the opportunity to:

a) Explore a random set of words and ideas;
b) Ponder your reaction to the poems;
c) Apply any new thinking in your life.

I hope More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams becomes a catalyst for further reflection and renewed enthusiasm. 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 the compendium of ideas arranged, the themes of development, potential and joy become clear. As you are here, let me thank you for your presence and wish you Happy Reading!

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

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 positive as we deal with the negative

March 12, 2017

Positive bunny

 

Being positive as we deal with the negative issue or situation capturing our attention right now, though perhaps not actually being a happy bunny, is an option worth considering. After all, being negative would only at best suggest the difficulty has control over our outlook. And this is surely not so.

Being positive as we deal with the negative is possibly as much a habit or a way of being as a strategy. In a sense, it is not something to turn on and off at a whim. Being constant in our approach towards life makes it easier for those around us to well, basically, be around us.

Being positive as we deal with the negative also has the potential to open up opportunities previously hidden behind the dark clouds of the moment. Believing each challenge has a solution bolsters our enthusiasm for life, even whilst we grapple with this or that setback.

Being positive as we deal with the negative, in conclusion then, can act as a catalyst for all we do regardless of the eventual results obtained. As a component of our best self, it is we might say, a reflection of who we are.

To share your thoughts on the ideas put forward here, please leave a comment below. In any case, thanks for reading this Being positive as we deal with the negative 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

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)


Crossing the bridge

March 9, 2017

 

Crossing a bridge

 

Many people talk about crossing the bridge, figuratively speaking, only when we get to it. Perhaps they are suggesting not to allow possible future obstacles hinder our progress today. If so, such thinking seems valid.

Yet once we have reached the proverbial impediment, crossing the bridge in front of us many times becomes a major enterprise. And the importance we give to whatever is on the other side influences us in our efforts in crossing the bridge.

When motivated by a heartfelt goal we surely embrace the action of crossing the bridge fully. In all likelihood, we remain focused on the objective as we go about taking whatever steps are required to get us beyond the difficulty.

A goal set by another person, on the contrary, may not fill us with the same level of enthusiasm with regard to crossing the bridge. In this instance, our progress could be stilted at best.

Crossing the bridge of time I note we have reached the moment to bring this post to a close. Accordingly, let me just end by thanking you for reading this ‘Crossing the bridge‘ today.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
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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

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 clear the way to free our potential

March 5, 2017

How to clear the way to free our potential

Many ideas are thrown around nowadays relating to how to clear the way to free our potential. Some may involve the use of time management strategies, others could make reference to tips generated by studying productivity and efficiency.

Right now, let’s look at a simple practice to respond to the question of how to clear the way to free our potential.

When faced with numerous calls upon our time, we have the option to apply the ‘Do, Delegate or Drop‘ approach to each activity. Holding our goals, and from these our priorities, in mind we might wish to sort each task to one of these categories.

The benefits of operating with a strict guideline will be evident from the progress we make towards desired objectives. How to clear the way to free our potential is not so much a case of doing everything possible, but rather only doing things of value.

By focusing on plans, we are able to maximise our resources for the sake of completing them. Doing what we need to do, delegating what we consider secondary or unimportant jobs to those more aligned with the undertakings, and having the courage to drop things of no importance to us, certainly liberates our potential for strategic endeavours.

And when we are required to do things outside of our interests, we can at least be comforted by the fact such items are the exceptions instead of the rule as we go about reflecting on how to clear the way to free our potential.

Good luck with your efforts and thanks for reading this ‘How to clear the way to free our potential‘ post.

Kindest regards.

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.

Publications

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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