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.

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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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Bringing our all to the task

October 27, 2019

It is probably fair to suggest bringing our all to the task we are faced with is as much a mindset as an approach to work.

Once we’ve decided to move forward with our plans, bringing our all to the task seems a pretty sensible thing to do.

We may feel caution is appropriate yet holding back from bringing our all to the task is a way of hindering our eventual success.

Putting our all into each action ensures we remain true to our objectives and life in every moment. Nobody can ever accuse us of doing things half-heartedly when we go about bringing our all to the task before us.

Any doubts about our commitment to joint-venture or activities of collaboration are likewise put to bed if we are bringing our all to the task in question. Whether it is sufficient is, of course, another matter.

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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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Why authenticity tops effort

October 20, 2019

Being ourselves every moment of the day is a way of living authentically and says much about our outlook on life.

Making plans aligned with our values and taking actions by following our intentions, we leave little room for anyone to doubt who we are and what we stand for.

These reasons alone, it seems fair to suggest, explain why authenticity tops effort. Of course, many times we need to do something, make an effort as it were, to realize our objectives. Yet these efforts invariably flow more smoothly when based on our authentic approach to life, work and all points in between.

Living life with authenticity as the central point of reference is a matter of making heartfelt choices. To explore your choices as part of a coaching conversation, please get in contact.

Right now, thanks for being here and for reading this ‘Why authenticity tops efforts’ 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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Engaging wholly with our goal

October 10, 2019

Without engaging wholly with our goal there is little chance of us achieving it. Of course, this idea is so obvious it probably doesn’t need to be stated.

In any case, once we’ve taken the time to set down our objectives it would be silly not to go about engaging wholly with our goal.

Engaging wholly with our goal involves a variety of actions, including:

a) Prioritizing efforts designed to achieve certain objectives;

b) Being disciplined to respect our priorities;

c) Being sage enough to learn from the moments we lose direction.

Other actions are surely equally valid and, as ever, if you have a system producing the desired result you probably should continue with it.

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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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Stop judging, start appreciating

September 15, 2019

As per the title ‘Stop judging, start appreciating’, off the top of your head, list ten items, things, people or experiences you appreciate as part of your life.

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Now that you’ve created your list, how could you go about incorporating more gratitude and appreciation into your daily routine as opposed to judging everything as either ‘for you’ or ‘against you’?

Choosing to focus on the good things, however, does not mean we should ignore issues, challenges and problems. On the contrary, when we stop judging and start appreciating the good things we are able to use the positive feeling generated to tackle difficulties.

Wallowing in doom, gloom and despair can sap us of any inclination or desire to push forward with heartfelt projects. So, look at your list and begin to stop judging, start appreciating and enjoy the fact life consists of many things, all of which add something to our experience of it.

Or not. To offer your input on the notion of ‘Stop judging, start appreciating’, please leave a comment below.

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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 an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.

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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Getting beyond stereotypes to see people as individuals

August 1, 2019

Many people these days are discussing what, if anything, specific, is behind the recent rise in tension being experienced in many parts of the world.

Without getting wrapped up in geopolitical considerations and even less in conspiracy theories, perhaps by getting beyond stereotypes to see people as individuals we could begin to decrease some of the tension.

Latching onto simplistic slogans for the sake of categorizing everyone as either ‘good’ or ‘bad’ citizens helps nobody. Seeing the person in front of us as a human being might be more useful. Appreciating we are all co-inhabitants on the earth would go far in overcoming artificial, man-made differences and prejudices.

Getting beyond stereotypes to see people as individuals would, additionally, give ourselves a greater awareness of how we fit into society in general and our own community in particular. Each encounter, every conversation as well as all the smiles we give and receive, make up the experience of our existence.

Furthermore, in this instance, getting beyond stereotypes to see people as individuals is a definition of what it means to be present, right here and right now.

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 an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.

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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Appreciating the efforts of others and ourselves

July 11, 2019

When it comes to working in a team, appreciating the efforts of others and ourselves goes a long way towards building harmony and collaboration.

Sharing pleasure for the work undertaken by colleagues creates an atmosphere inside any team that can inspire ongoing best performances. Ignoring the input of staff on the results obtained, on the other hand, leads to resentment and infighting.

Appreciating the efforts of others and ourselves, however, is not something to be done as either a one-off action or in a manner suggesting it is being given merely for the sake of doing it. Expressing heartfelt gratitude connects people to the work, the shared goals and all those involved in the process.

Nevertheless, appreciating the efforts of others and ourselves need not be limited to verbal acknowledgements. Being creative in how appreciation is demonstrated – gifting time-off or person-specific ‘treats’, for example – indicates the thoughtful nature of the employer, team-leader and so forth.

In terms of appreciating the efforts of others and ourselves, the words ‘and ourselves’ may come at the end of the phrase, yet in all probability, they should be at the beginning. If we fail to give ourselves a ‘pat on the back’ after producing exceptional work, our motivation to praise others can quickly diminish.

Motivation and optimism are key factors impacting on success as well as on creating a productive and open working environment. When all concerned understand their efforts are appreciated, rather than taken for granted, the results can be truly outstanding.

If you’d like to share your thoughts on the ideas raised here, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Appreciating the efforts of others and ourselves’ post today.

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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 an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.

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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