Why giving it a go can bring positive results

February 19, 2017

Food on a baking tray

 

The feeling we might experience from knowing we at least attempted a seemingly tough task may be enough to explain why giving it a go can bring positive results.

Many endeavours we are obliged to undertake do not offer guaranteed outcomes. The possibility of failing makes success sweeter we could say in such instances. And this is perhaps why giving it a go can bring positive results in terms of putting ourselves into the arena of life.

Winning is rarely an option if we are not prepared to at least ‘give it a go’. To underline why giving it a go can bring positive results, let me quote a saying attributed to the former professional ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.

To avoid labouring the point I will stop now. In any case, if you’d like to share your input on the issue of why giving it a go can bring positive results, please feel free to 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.

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)


If we are not happy now, can we be later?

February 16, 2017

Happy statue

 

In a recent workshop this question was asked by one of the participants:

If we are not happy now, can we be later?

Now, as then, the issue possibly needs to be considered from a number of perspectives.

Firstly, we may wish to ponder the relevance, or otherwise, of believing our happiness is linked to external elements such as time. The labels ‘Now’ and ‘Later’ merely indicate a passing of minutes, hours, days, and so forth.

Secondly, to what extent does our definition of being happy now include or exclude every area of life? Could we not be happy with our home life whilst feeling unhappy with our professional one or vice versa? ‘All or nothing’ thinking invariably closes us off from seeing a fuller vision of life.

Thirdly, we might not be content to be in the middle of a testing situation, but we should not forget the transient nature of everything, nor that we have the opportunity to enjoy – or at least appreciate – our efforts of rendering the moment as good as possible before it passes.

If you’d like to explore the issues referred to here as part of a complimentary coaching session, via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in contact.

In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘If we are not happy now, can we be later?‘ post today.

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)


How long does a good idea need to be pondered?

February 12, 2017

Pondering an idea on a horse

 

The knee-jerk response to the question “How long does a good idea need to be pondered?” is possibly “As long as necessary.”

This, of course, doesn’t really help if we are dealing with a good idea that in reality is limited to a certain time restriction. Not everything is available forever. There will be a limit to how long we can ponder something before the opportunity associated with it slips from the horizon.

Instinctively we know when a solution is of interest to us. Taking a while to investigate various aspects related to it is one thing. Letting the chance escape from us is another. Finding the right balance between these two positions is a task we all have to undertake using our experience, knowledge, and again, instinct.

If right now you are dealing with an issue akin to the question “How long does a good idea need to be pondered?” and would like to discuss it as part of a complimentary coaching session via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in contact.

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.

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)


Heart Poems Captured From Dreams

February 9, 2017

heart-poems-captured-from-dreams

Along with our capacity to think we also have an ability to dream. Whether we follow our dreams with action remains, quite rightly, up to us to decide.

I produced Heart Poems Captured From Dreams because I wanted to offer some heartfelt words as an encouragement throughout the daily adventure called Life.

Combining with your existing knowledge and resources, Heart Poems Captured From Dreams might make the difference between ‘just going through the motions’ and ‘letting your light shine’.

The ability to live life to the full exists in us all. But being human we forget this from time to time. Accordingly, Heart Poems Captured From Dreams is aimed at helping you remember this as you go about being you.

A collection of poems from a person who is not a poet may appear a strange offering. Words, in any case, have an impact and it is hoped this small volume of ‘heart poems captured from dreams’ gives you something positive.

The words set out in Heart Poems Captured From Dreams were indeed captured from dreams. In certain instances the lines arrived complete. On other occasions nagging fragments forced me to sit and finish the thought.

Once the ideas were drafted, giving them an outlet seemed only right. Despite having written and published eight other books – admittedly all focused on my principal area of work involving coaching, training and development – the decision to release this first collection of poems was not easy.

Notwithstanding doubts, Heart Poems Captured From Dreams is available and you are here, so it just leaves me to 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

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 is to be done when waiting is no longer an option

February 5, 2017

Waiting on a platform

 

At times we all probably need to hang around, waiting for this or that, him or her. Yet what is to be done when waiting is no longer an option? For whatever reasons we might find ourselves in the situation of not being able to sit patiently by whilst events, or people, fall into line with our plans.

Being clear about our intentions regarding any moment, and also in this case concerning what is to be done when waiting is no longer an option, gives valuable guidance to our eventual actions.

Making a move from a position of clarity, be it connected to objectives or overall values, is a way we maintain our direction even in the face of potentially annoying holdups.

Of course, there will be occasions in which the answer to the nagging question “What is to be done when waiting is no longer an option?” is a resounding “Nothing”. Accepting we just have to wait at times may be a pertinent lesson for us to learn sooner rather than later.

Then again we always have the possibility of finding new perspectives to any question, but that is surely material for another post. For now, thanks for reading this “What is to be done when waiting is no longer an option“.

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

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 find value among fears and doubts

February 2, 2017

Finding value

 

Being a ‘balanced person’ if that is a goal for us, can involve discovering how to find value among fears and doubts.

The presence of invariably considered negative items in our life is something to be accepted. After all, elements outside of ourselves crop up on what seems to be their own schedule. Rather than hoping we won’t encounter them, or indeed limiting beliefs arriving from the depth of our mind, we have other options.

One such choice is that of attempting to find value from them by exploring what the underlying issues are around them. Fears and doubts concerning falling short of expectations may indicate how much we are focused on living up to either our own or others’ performance guidelines.

Worries regarding the direction the future will lead us towards could signify we are uncertain about the validity of our plans. Preparation today will not guarantee a comfortable tomorrow, yet it will probably impact positively in ways unimagined beforehand.

Furthermore, we have the possibility to ponder what our fears and doubts are giving us. Are we clinging onto them as an excuse for not doing this or that? How are they influencing us on a moment by moment basis?

Other considerations along the lines of investigating how to find value among fears and doubts are surely equally interesting; if you’d like to share your input please leave a comment below.

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

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 collaborating with or fighting your dreams?

January 29, 2017

Knight

 

It might seem unfair to put ourselves on the spot by asking such a blunt question as “Are you collaborating with or fighting your dreams?” After all, in theory we are constantly building our desired life with our daily efforts.

In reality, of course, a certain amount of any day is given over to merely getting ourselves through it in as least painful manner as possible. Survival, perhaps not the right term yet valid anyway, is not something to be scoffed at.

Instead of asking “Are you collaborating with or fighting your dreams?“, we could choose to see the issue more as one concerning the extent to which we are embracing opportunities to put our values into action.

Collaborating or fighting suggests a stark contrast; most likely the overriding intention is one of doing our best in all situations and believing in the ripple effect this will have on subsequent instances.

Our dreams, those held securely in our heart/mind and the principle motivation for all we undertake, leave little room for distractions. “Are you collaborating with or fighting your dreams?” as such answers itself.

Setting our plans around the required input leading to the fulfilment of those dreams likewise leaves no space for any doubts over the answer to “Are you collaborating with or fighting your dreams?

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com
Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves
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Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.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

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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