Using action to achieve stillness

January 23, 2020

As the title ‘Using action to achieve stillness’ seems a contradiction, the idea behind it deserves a brief explanation.

Using action to achieve stillness refers, at least in this instance, to the notion of taking conscious actions for the sake of creating a moment of calm in our daily schedule. Once available, this space could become the time for us to meditate, reflect, enjoy nature or indeed any other form of ‘being’ as opposed to ‘doing’.

That we need to go about using action to achieve stillness is itself a statement regarding life today. Nevertheless, rather than attempt to deny the frenzy around us, we can choose to navigate our way through it, after a period of stillness, to arrive at our desired goals.

Using action to achieve stillness might also be a method to keep ourselves balanced in the face of the constant pressure to ‘get more done’, ‘by yesterday’, if possible!

So, that’s what I meant by using action to achieve stillness. To share your input on this concept, 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.

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Heart Poems On Memories

January 7, 2020

I wrote Heart Poems On Memories to add a more reflective element to the Heart Poems series.

As humans, we have the opportunity to experience each block of twenty-four hours in unlimited ways. Once over, the days pass into the memory bank, waiting to be recalled and relived. These poems tap into this data depository.

Poetry, for me, is a means of expressing ideas and thoughts. Heart Poems On Memories was inspired by both.

In certain instances, the source is general whereas, on other occasions, specific events triggered the memories to unleashed the words. Understanding exact details, however, is not a prerequisite to, dare I suggest, enjoying these poems.

You may choose to use these heart poems as catalysts to reconnect with key events making up your journey to now.

Starting with the inquiry ‘Do You Remember When?’ and concluding with the encouragement to ‘Recall, Relive’, these poems cover a wide range of sentiments.

Accordingly, Heart Poems On Memories could be:

a) the starting point from which to reflect on your experiences;

b) the opportunity to explore your relationship with past events and the like.

Additionally, you may choose to use the material as motivation to continue living your potential, moment by moment.

In any case, I hope you find Heart Poems On Memories enjoyable. So, not wanting to take up any more time, let me wish you ‘Happy reading’!

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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Embracing our potential to live fully

January 2, 2020

No matter what is occurring around us, and regardless of plans and good intentions, we all have it in us to engage in embracing our potential to live fully.

Starting 2020 with an encouragement to go about embracing our potential to live fully might seem a bit strong. Especially as many people are enjoying the festivities, away from their ‘usual routine’. Nevertheless, it is surely beneficial to begin as we’d like to continue, no?

Embracing our potential to live fully requires no extra input from us, besides appreciation of all we have and a commitment to use it in every endeavour. With these two elements in place, the process becomes almost automatic.

And as we get into the habit of embracing our potential to live fully, we might find life opens up in ways previously never imagined. To share your thoughts on the ideas mentioned here, 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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Giving quality time to a chosen few

December 15, 2019

As much as we’d like to be everything to everyone, giving quality time to a chosen few underlines the idea of quality over quantity.

Selecting who is part of the ‘chosen few’ is an ability closely related to several factors including:

1) The importance of certain people in our life;
2) Our long-term and short-term objectives;
3) Our significant undertakings: past, present and/or future.

Giving quality time to a chosen few, that is to say, being both physically and mentally present in our interactions, ensures we are maximizing each encounter. On the other hand, superficially passing through the day means we cannot fully connect with each moment.

As we go about giving quality time to a chosen few we may begin to appreciate the importance of our time. Prioritizing our attention gives us the chance to experience life as opposed to merely ‘attempting to get through it’.

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Happy Holidays.

Brian.

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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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Focusing on here as we keep an eye on there

December 12, 2019

Throughout the day it is easy to get caught up with any number of issues and situations. Even if we are strict with our scheduling, focusing here as we keep an eye on there is not always possible.

The pressure to accommodate the requests of various stakeholders often pushes our endeavours to the back of the ‘time queue’. As much as we’d like to be focusing on here as we keep an eye on there we might be forced to deal with unrelated and non-strategic matters.

From another perspective, focusing on here as we keep an eye on there could be a way of spreading ourselves too thinly across tasks deserving our full attention. This may be so in certain instances. Yet awareness of what is going on around us (there) as we concentrate on a single task (here) is not a bad thing.

As ever, how we handle our priorities is a responsibility that sits squarely on our shoulders. Allowing interruptions and distractions to stop us from focusing on here as we keep an eye on there, limits our effectiveness. Or not. To put forward your input on these ideas, 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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Being open to life

November 14, 2019

That you are reading this post might imply you are being open to life. If you are a regular reader of these posts, you could imagine what to expect from this reflection. I may attempt to put forward ideas around integrity, choices, letting go of negative influences and the like.

Being open to life certainly embraces these ideas on many levels. Additionally, we should consider leaning into each moment rather than trying to ‘cherry-pick’ only those instances we feel are interesting for us.

Being open to life is, of course, also a mindset as well as a way of operating. Things will not always be to our liking, yet we shouldn’t let that distract us from our heartfelt approach to living our potential. Challenges can either disrupt our day or be opportunities for us to shine.

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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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Letting our true self shine

November 3, 2019

The idea of accomplishing anything should, perhaps, be evaluated by considering how we can go about letting our true self shine.

Achieving success without letting our true self shine is a sure-fire way of obtaining a hollow victory at best. On the contrary, by putting authenticity at the heart of our endeavours we ensure we are connecting wholly with each step along the road to our objective.

And by letting our true self shine in all our undertakings we are giving the green light, so to speak, to others to behave similarly.

Of course, these ideas are not new and no doubt this is not the first time you’ve come across them. To share your thoughts on the issue of ‘Letting our true self shine’, please leave a comment below.

For now, thanks for stopping here to read this ‘Letting our true self shine’ post.

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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