Filling the gap between wanting and having

January 18, 2018

Gaps in the pavement

 

Filling the gap between wanting and having can be an endless task. With so many ‘must have’ products and services being made available every day, the task of keeping up with our wishes and desires is monumental and even maddening.

The adage of ‘wanting what you have’ may help in our efforts of filling the gap between wanting and having to optimise our actual possessions and such like.

By embracing more of what is already part of our lifestyle we might discover there is little else we actually need or indeed really want. Abundance is a mindset some folk say.

Other perspectives worth exploring, with regard to the idea of filling the gap between wanting and having, could form part of a complimentary coaching session via Skype or Google+ hangout. If you are interested in this opportunity, please get in touch.

In any case, thanks for connecting here and reading this post related to the idea of ‘filling the gap between wanting and having.’

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 Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Reaching goals any way possible

December 14, 2017

Taxi reaching a goal

 

Keeping in mind the need for appropriate caution, reaching goals any way possible is something we may feel is, or should be, our overriding objective.

On the one hand, using all resources available to us and putting our experience into practice, we can go about reaching goals any way possible provided we are sufficiently organised and focused on what we wish to achieve.

With so many possible distractions around us, it is valid to look at reaching goals any way possible from a perspective of ‘All or nothing’. Nevertheless, we should not forget the element of enjoyment in our efforts as well as alignment with our values. Doing so would impact negatively on our authenticity and presence.

On the other hand, reaching goals any way possible is something we might find off-putting. Cold-calling, pushy sales techniques and aggressive advertising are viewed by many as relics from the past. Collaboration among stakeholders and respect for society as a whole are ideas now prevalent at work and beyond.

However the concept of reaching goals any way possible is handled ‘by the masses’, it is for us individually to interpret the situation according to our own thinking. Or maybe not. Please feel free to share your input on the issue of ‘Reaching goals any way possible’ by leaving a comment below.

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 Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Is it raining on the activities of today or watering the seeds of tomorrow?

December 7, 2017

Raining on window

 

Looking at the many issues facing us, it could be fair to ask in a poetic manner ‘Is it raining on the activities of today or watering the seeds of tomorrow?

In the first instance, it is possible to think difficulties are upsetting our plans and ruining the progress we feel should be ours. The ‘rain’ is denying us the enjoyment we would have if the day was full of ‘sunshine’ or agreeable initiatives.

From a more positive perspective, we might discover in actual fact these testing times are the nutrients or the water for tomorrow’s success. We may not appreciate the upsets but they are preparing the ground, as it were, for a future filled with joy and wellbeing.

Regardless of how we view the moment, we always have the option of embracing it instead of attempting to push it away. By moving towards whatever the day brings, we have the chance to assess a thing better and, ideally, find the most beneficial strategy for working with it.

Alternatively, we can figuratively stay indoors and hope the ‘rain’ passes quickly. Whilst it will pass, its timing is out of our control and we risk to lose key opportunities as we pretend challenges are not part of the great mosaic of life.

Thanks for reading this ‘Is it raining on the activities of today or watering the seeds of tomorrow?’ post.

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

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How do we bring our best self into being?

December 3, 2017

Tools

 

How do we bring our best self into being? In all probability, we are moving through each day in a manner effective for reaching daily goals and objectives. The output of our efforts and endeavours are clear for all to see if anyone is actually interested in looking.

However, maximising our energy and using our potential to the full, how do we bring our best self into being? Coasting through life, doing just enough without giving any more, is an option for those wishing to ‘keep their heads down’ and ‘avoid making too many waves’ to use two clichés.

The problem with this strategy of ‘playing small’ is that life rarely seems to respect those attempting to live in this fashion. Challenges arise and to confront them – be they related to work, health, financial issues or whatever – we are obliged to consider the question “How do we bring our best self into being?

Without bringing our self into being, it is unlikely we will be successful in dealing with what is blocking our progress. So, how do we bring our self into being? Perhaps the first thing is to believe we are capable of harnessing our experience and abilities then focus these on all we need to accomplish.

Offering a half-hearted version of ourselves serves nobody, including ourselves. Giving less than 100% is not a way to save something for later but in actual fact a waste of an opportunity now. ‘Being realistic’ means, in this case, asking ‘How do we bring our best self into being?’ and answering it honestly.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Seeing through the fog of confusion

November 23, 2017

Foggy scene

 

Seeing through the fog of confusion is not so much an exercise related to meteorological conditions as one associated with finding clarity for the sake of moving ourselves forward.

Nowadays we all seem to have endless opportunities to get involved in any manner of projects and endeavours. Away from work, new apps and social media platforms spring up at such a fast pace it might be difficult to master them before they are replaced by even slicker ones.

The pressure to be on top of everything can steal countless hours from each day, leaving little time for our goals if we let it. Seeing through the fog of confusion, in this case, is one of holding in our heart and mind our overarching objective. And resisting the pressure, to the best of our ability, is crucial to this.

There could be times we should step back from immediate needs and instances of minor success to refocus on our main goal. It may be easy to think the ‘wins of today’ are going to carry us to victory tomorrow. Sadly, without extra effort, results risk being similar to those of now, meaning we will fall short of our target.

Hopefully, these few lines have given you some food for thought in connection with seeing through the fog of confusion. If you’d like to explore matters further as part of a complimentary coaching conversation, via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in contact.

For now, thanks for reading this ‘Seeing through the fog of confusion’ post.

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

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When preparation oversteps the mark

November 19, 2017

Decorations

 

Whether referring to sport, theatre, festivities or work, I am an advocate of giving ourselves a chance to do our best by using the time prior to the event concerned to practice and prepare. Yet, unfortunately, there can be occasions when preparation oversteps the mark.

At times, perhaps, we let the task of getting ourselves ready distract us from the objective of actually ‘engaging with the endeavour itself’. Presentations are often over-tweaked to the point of losing any sense of originality and sparkle. Festive products are in the store long before ‘the actual day’ and on it goes.

Another perspective we could choose to ponder with regard to when preparation oversteps the mark is that of losing the buzz of implementation due to over-familiarisation with material and the like. Anticipating possible pitfalls and difficulties is one thing. Micromanaging matters to the point of overkill is another thing.

We need to reach the point where we are comfortable in our preparation, and then let time take its course. When preparation oversteps the mark the results usually fall short of the desired outcome we have been attempting to prepare for.

To join the conversation here and share your input on ‘When preparation oversteps the mark’, please leave a comment below.

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

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What if that door was the entry to your desired future?

November 16, 2017

Door

 

For a few minutes, let’s ponder the question ‘What if that door was the entry to your desired future?’ In the first instance, we might think we should quickly enter it. After all, it is our ‘desired future’ supposedly awaiting on the other side.

Unfortunately, things are rarely so clear-cut. Moving through the proverbial doorway to a longed-for situation may involve leaving the familiarity of a well-constructed existence, composing of a comfortable lifestyle surrounded by people and objects offering us happiness and satisfaction.

The issue gets more complicated when we add fears and doubts into the mix. As much as we are striving to embrace a tomorrow built on us reaching goals and objectives, there can be aspects of our dream we are not entirely convinced we are capable or deserving of having and living.

So, what if that door was the entry to your desired future? To what degree are you willing to ‘risk the good to reach the best?’ Each situation holds within it challenges and opportunities. Believing in the concept of being able to live life to the full in any moment, we are more inclined to take obstacles in our stride and not be put off by the fear of success prior to reaching our desired future.

Thanks for reading this ‘What if that door was the entry to your desired future?’ post.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

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