Beyond black or white

Black and white doorstep

“Our presence embraces the whole spectrum, beyond black or white.” #bgdtcoaching.

The complexity of life is rarely a match for us when we are at our best, performing with the stops out and the wind in our sails to use two clichés.

Our role may involve mundane tasks or activities requiring many years of preparation and training. Whatever we are engaged in, however, the role can connect to our heart and when this happens our presence embraces the whole spectrum, beyond black or white.

Being our best occurs when we go beyond black or white, an all or nothing mentality. How we handle the task we engage in – whether it was chosen by us, thrust upon us or assigned randomly to us – reflects on us.

Notwithstanding the benefits of seeing the person rather than the job, in many instances it is difficult to disassociate ourselves from our work.

Playing small, hiding our potential, for fear of failing or even fear of succeeding in some cases, does a disservice to both ourselves and our role.

Beyond ‘black or white thinking’ lies an opportunity for us to stretch out towards our desired goals and many times actually reach them. Yet we are responsible for our actions and choices are there to be discovered, if we so choose.

Thanks for connecting to this beyond black or white post today.


Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching





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.


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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