Are you distracted or merely taking a break?

April 5, 2020

Okay, so we can’t always be super productive but, right now, are you distracted or merely taking a break?

Both activities have a place in our schedule and offer benefits in their way.

Benefits of being distracted:

1) We give our mind a rest from the task before us;

2) A change of attention could spark a creative connection useful for whatever we were working on before;

3) We might discover the activity we have been distracted from was not that important. Maybe we were doing it just for the sake of doing it.

The benefits of taking a break are well-noted. A new perspective, some fresh air and a bit of exercise wake up our senses, putting us in a better position to renew our work after the break.

So, right now, are you distracted or merely taking a break? Is reading this post a distraction or a moment of relaxation?

Whatever your answers, thank you for being here. To share your input on the question ‘Are you distracted or merely taking a break?’ please leave a comment below.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Seeing beyond this moment

April 2, 2020

It is so easy to get wrapped up in what is occurring right now, yet seeing beyond this moment is crucial if we are to be effective as well as efficient.

One thing is to focus attention on our tasks today. Another is to be so concentrated we miss input from around us to help shape our tomorrow. Seeing beyond this moment might require us to block off time away from the routine activities to consciously let the mind wander.

Though difficult initially, training ourselves to let go of the idea we have to be busy at all times allows us to engage in seeing beyond this moment. And once we proverbially return to the now, our actions can have a greater impact, in the present and the future.

To explore how coaching could help you in seeing beyond this moment, feel free to get in contact.

In the meantime, thanks for being here and please don’t hesitate to like and share this ‘Seeing beyond this moment’ post.

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Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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What do you need to stop doing to start succeeding?

March 29, 2020

Although hopefully happy in general, in those quiet moments of the day or night, you may have reflected on your current situation and pondered the question ‘What do you need to stop doing to start succeeding?

The answer to ‘What do you need to stop doing to start succeeding?’ could surprise you. On the other hand, you might know exactly what you have to change to reach your desired results.

That you are in some way responsible for your supposed ‘lack of success’ could seem harsh. However, if eliminating one item or action alters the outcome you achieve, why wouldn’t you take ownership of the situation and make the change?

To explore ‘What do you need to stop doing to start succeeding?’ as part of a coaching conversation, get in contact.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Specific learning solves specific issues

March 26, 2020

It might seem obvious but specific learning solves specific issues.

Certainly, spending time engaged in general reading is an activity full of merit. Besides the learning element involved, it provides enjoyment in its own right.

On the other hand, specific learning solves specific issues, providing solutions to matters requiring answers. Without engaging in specific learning, specific issues would remain unsolved.

How we go about identifying what specific learning is needed is best left to another post. For now, thanks for reading this ‘Specific learning solves specific issues’ post. To share your input, please leave a comment below.

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Providing value by being authentic

March 22, 2020

There are many ways to supply support, information and the like to those we interact with. Right now, let’s look at the idea of providing value by being authentic.

Providing value by being authentic cuts to the heart of every interaction. When we are ourselves, truly and fully, all other considerations take on more weight.

It can be argued providing value by being authentic creates a sense of mutual understanding. As a way of moving through life, authenticity is a key navigational aid. Strategic decisions stem from providing value by being authentic.

Superficial tactics, on the other hand, may get tasks done yet invariably fail to establish long term relationships.

Other ideas around these points could be put forward. To offer your input, leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘Providing value by being authentic’ post and please feel free to share and like it.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Checking the phone frequently does not encourage people to call you

March 19, 2020

You know the issue, you’re waiting for an important call but checking the phone frequently does not encourage people to call you.

The level of desire for something to occur is completely under our control. But how much our feelings towards the action in question influences someone else’s actions is open to debate.

Checking the phone frequently does not encourage people to call you’ could also be a statement relating to taking a proactive instead of a passive approach to life. We can ‘gently’ express our interest in receiving the call, bringing with it news about this or that.

Possibly our silence is not perceived by those who ‘should’ be making the call as a polite position of waiting but rather an indifference on our part. Showing our interest, again without being pushy, could move things along to the point of getting the phone to ring.

Or not. To join the conversation here on the issue entitled ‘Checking the phone frequently does not encourage people to call you’, please leave a comment below.

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Moving on from where we are right now

March 15, 2020

Moving on from where we are right now, revolves around the notion of attempting to improve our position.

Life is in continual movement. Realistically, for us to ‘keep up’ we need to ensure we are moving on from where we are right now just to maintain our actual status and so forth.

As ever, clarity regarding our direction is crucial to operating effectively and efficiently. The alternative scenario involves doing ‘this and that’, running ‘here and there’, hoping we hit upon a result ‘more or less’ providing us with a dash of satisfaction.

However we choose to navigate through life, including moving on from where we are right now, it can be helpful to have someone to bounce ideas off and to hear us, even when saying nothing. To explore how coaching can benefit you, get in contact.

Before moving on from where we are right now, let me thank you for stopping by today and please feel free to like and share this post.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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