You will have noticed how over the past few weeks these articles have been getting shorter and shorter. Let me now put you in the picture as to why this has been so.
Involved in an innovative project of a leading university in Milan, I’ve been preparing material for a postgraduate course I’ll be teaching towards the end of this year. The material is being published in book format and accordingly I needed to complete the text before the end of June. Eleven months ago the goal of writing an analysis of four pieces of European drama, extracting learning for the workplace from a training/coaching perspective seemed far-fetched. Drawing on nearly twenty years of experience, reading and providing corporate training, the ideas were many and as this year moved forward the number of words on the page increased. By the middle of June I was out of inspiration. The text was delivered to the publishers on 22 June.
Brian Tracy is an author, sales guru, speaker and self-management specialist. Reading his book Maximum Achievement in the summer of 2005 and implementing his goal setting suggestions continues to bear fruit. As of 1 July 2009 I am a Chartered Marketer, the result of active participation in the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Continuous Professional Development programme. The Chartered Marketer designation, quoting from the official notification, represents an “elite status in recognition of professional excellence.” Wow, thanks Brian Tracy for your inspiring ideas.
In case you’re curious, the lack of inspiration lasted for about a week. Since then I’ve been preparing the course sessions for the university, coaching and generally enjoying life. For now, I can’t do anything else but leave you with some words of Brian Tracy:
“When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited.”