Reasons to schedule anything

January 19, 2020

Specific reasons to schedule anything will reflect personal situations and choices.

Nevertheless, some general reasons to schedule anything might include:

1) Having a schedule allows us to prioritize time and resources.

2) A clear and detailed agenda helps us focus our preparatory efforts.

3) We free our mind from attempting to hold any number of appointments, task and the like in our head.

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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 less to be more

January 16, 2020

We are all busy, this is just part of life today. Nevertheless, attempting to be everything to everyone and refusing to admit ‘that one extra task’ we say ‘yes’ to may throw our schedule off track, place additional stress on our shoulders.

However, as we jump from one urgent item to another, our objectives fall further down our to-do list. Being less to be more, on the other hand, involves us turning down assignments and speaking up to utter a categorical ‘no’ when it is needed.

Yes, we will upset those people who are accustomed to dropping their problems on us. Refusing the role of Indispensable Jane or Joe takes practice, even if such a position is not in our job description. Being less to be more of who we are is uncomfortable initially, yet is an act of authenticity.

If exploring the issue of being less to be more as part of a coaching conversation sounds interesting, get in contact.

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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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Guarding our mind against daily attacks

January 12, 2020

We lock the door, take care of passwords and the like, but to what extent are we guarding our mind against daily attacks?

In precise words, these attacks could include:

a) Toxic opinions spouted out by people around us;

b) Negative news stories reported endlessly on television and across social media;

c) Belittling thoughts inside our head, possibly telling us we are not good enough.

In terms of managing our time, guarding our mind against daily attacks coming from distractions, non-strategic activities and unfair requests on our schedule is a crucial task for us to undertake.

And once we have the habit of guarding our mind against daily attacks, our days, at least, take on a shape more aligned to our objectives. Although there will still be moments in which we have no choice but to do this or that for others, in these instances we know they are the exceptions, not the rule.

In all probabilities, you have winning strategies for dealing with these attacks. Accordingly, if you would like to share them, please don’t hesitate to 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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Looking for the light of tomorrow

December 31, 2019

With the days so short here in the northern hemisphere in these days, it is quite likely we are, in a certain sense, looking for the light of tomorrow. This longing for days to come, however, risks us to miss out on the present.

Yes, we might not like the current cold weather and darkness but how quickly will we be fed up with the sweltering days of June, July and August when they arrive? Right now, the idea seems crazy, yet let’s not forget the usual moans associated with the summer: “too hot”, “too many cicadas”, “difficult to sleep”, and so forth.

Looking for the light of tomorrow, in any case, should not be considered a bad thing if it means we are preparing ourselves for a brighter future. Perhaps we are in the process of getting ourselves organised to be able to step out into the spotlight as ready as possible to let our potential shine.

Regardless of how you are living this moment – embracing today or looking for the light of tomorrow – I appreciate you taking the time to read this post.

In closing, thank you for your support over this year and let me wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2020.

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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To what extent is average an acceptable way of being?

December 5, 2019

Without any preamble, to what extent is average an acceptable way of being for you?

Yes, this is a tough one. Perhaps there are no easy ways to answer it. After all, what do we mean by ‘average’? And in the question ‘To what extent is average an acceptable way of being?’, ‘acceptable’ according to what standards?

Setting aside the above-mentioned difficulties, by asking ourselves ‘To what extent is average an acceptable way of being?’ we highlight the issue of having control over the level of effort we give to tasks and so forth. Going through the motions as opposed to fully engaging is an option we may choose to adopt occasionally.

However, if we decide to ‘be average’, we cannot complain when people dismiss our input as, yes, ‘average’. After all, if we don’t demonstrate our potential and appear indifferent towards our results, why should we expect others to be satisfied with our work?

Knowing that we have to undertake certain assignments and the like, whether we want to or not, might be enough of a reason to dive into the projects sooner rather than later. Making the most of each moment in this manner gives us the chance to shine or, at least, gain experience for future opportunities.

Please feel free to share your input on the ideas raised here by leaving a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘To what extent is average an acceptable way of being?’ post and please do like and share it.

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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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Not being taken for granted

November 17, 2019

How to approach each moment of the day is under our control. Not being taken for granted, however, is at best a collaboration. Others will treat us as they wish and it falls on our shoulders to ignore them or allow their behaviour to get to us.

Yet there are certain actions we can take to limit the possibility of people treating us badly. For instance, not being taken for granted could begin by ensuring our input is aligned to values and given to the best of our abilities. Moreover, how we deal with folk invariably influences how they consider us.

However, by focusing on our goals instead of worrying about others’ reaction towards our actions, we leave no time to become upset when, instead of not being taken for granted, we are indeed treated in such a manner.

More ideas are surely valid concerning this issue. To join the conversation here, please leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘Not being taken for granted’ post and don’t hesitate to like and share it.

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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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Dismissing the negativity from around us

October 6, 2019

Without judging, we always have the option of dismissing the negativity from around us. Dealing with life’s challenges is certainly tough enough as it is without having to wade through the waters of negativity.

The action of dismissing the negativity from around us could involve this series of simple steps:

1) Clarify our definitions of positivity and negativity;

2) Set personal tolerance levels concerning what we are prepared to accept;

3) Remind ourselves of the life we are striving to create;

4) Refuse to let others dictate our mindset or outlook despite their behaviour or words.

Dismissing the negativity from around us goes a long way to ensure we face daily life in, at least, a neutral manner. And if some people resent or get offended by our position, well that is their problem rather than ours, no?

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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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