Are you distracted or merely taking a break?

April 5, 2020

Okay, so we can’t always be super productive but, right now, are you distracted or merely taking a break?

Both activities have a place in our schedule and offer benefits in their way.

Benefits of being distracted:

1) We give our mind a rest from the task before us;

2) A change of attention could spark a creative connection useful for whatever we were working on before;

3) We might discover the activity we have been distracted from was not that important. Maybe we were doing it just for the sake of doing it.

The benefits of taking a break are well-noted. A new perspective, some fresh air and a bit of exercise wake up our senses, putting us in a better position to renew our work after the break.

So, right now, are you distracted or merely taking a break? Is reading this post a distraction or a moment of relaxation?

Whatever your answers, thank you for being here. To share your input on the question ‘Are you distracted or merely taking a break?’ 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 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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Providing value by being authentic

March 22, 2020

There are many ways to supply support, information and the like to those we interact with. Right now, let’s look at the idea of providing value by being authentic.

Providing value by being authentic cuts to the heart of every interaction. When we are ourselves, truly and fully, all other considerations take on more weight.

It can be argued providing value by being authentic creates a sense of mutual understanding. As a way of moving through life, authenticity is a key navigational aid. Strategic decisions stem from providing value by being authentic.

Superficial tactics, on the other hand, may get tasks done yet invariably fail to establish long term relationships.

Other ideas around these points could be put forward. To offer your input, leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘Providing value by being authentic’ post and please feel free to share and like it.

Kindest regards.

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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ABC – Always Be Connecting

March 12, 2020

Back in the day, ABC invariably stood for ‘Always Be Closing’ whereas today ‘ABC – Always Be Connecting’ seems a more applicable statement.

ABC – Always Be Connecting’ represents an open mindset. Given the general preference for a 24/7 approach to communication nowadays, being constantly connecting is something we can understand and most likely engage in.

Connecting here, however, goes beyond collecting actual or virtual business cards. ‘ABC – Always Be Connecting’ involves a deepening of mutual understanding and appreciation of opinions.

Furthermore, ‘ABC – Always Be Connecting’ can be considered a model for any form of interaction we undertake. Collaboration flourishes in an environment in which people feel they are participants as opposed to mere extras or numbers on a staff list.

To share your input on the issue of ‘ABC – Always Be Connecting’, leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for being here today and please do like and share this ‘ABC – Always Be Connecting’ post.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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