The basics

Basic fruit

“With the basics in place, the performance can flow.” #bgdtcoaching.

Each endeavour usually consists of a couple of parts: the basics and the details. Getting the basics sorted gives us the opportunity to move onto the details in a smooth and measured manner.

The basics might be initial training and practice at the start of an assignment. These items have their own timetable. Though we could be tempted to jump straight into a project, it is invariably a false time-saver. Without the basics being in place, our performance cannot flow as desired.

In terms of personal development, the basics may be the answers we give to a number of key questions about our objectives and how we wish to implement our potential.

To what extent are we happy with our current situation? What do we gain by being where we are? In which way would life be different if we were to listen more to our heart? How prepared are we to ensure our true self is, or remains, at the centre of our existence?

The basics are not always easy items to work with, yet they do indeed provide a foundation for further growth.

As each of us defines the basics according to our personal situation, there is little reason for me to labour the concept here any longer. Let me end by thanking you for reading ‘The basics‘ post today.


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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.


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) and Training through drama for work (2009).



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