What do you need to stop doing to start succeeding?

March 29, 2020

Although hopefully happy in general, in those quiet moments of the day or night, you may have reflected on your current situation and pondered the question ‘What do you need to stop doing to start succeeding?

The answer to ‘What do you need to stop doing to start succeeding?’ could surprise you. On the other hand, you might know exactly what you have to change to reach your desired results.

That you are in some way responsible for your supposed ‘lack of success’ could seem harsh. However, if eliminating one item or action alters the outcome you achieve, why wouldn’t you take ownership of the situation and make the change?

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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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Moving on from where we are right now

March 15, 2020

Moving on from where we are right now, revolves around the notion of attempting to improve our position.

Life is in continual movement. Realistically, for us to ‘keep up’ we need to ensure we are moving on from where we are right now just to maintain our actual status and so forth.

As ever, clarity regarding our direction is crucial to operating effectively and efficiently. The alternative scenario involves doing ‘this and that’, running ‘here and there’, hoping we hit upon a result ‘more or less’ providing us with a dash of satisfaction.

However we choose to navigate through life, including moving on from where we are right now, it can be helpful to have someone to bounce ideas off and to hear us, even when saying nothing. To explore how coaching can benefit you, get in contact.

Before moving on from where we are right now, let me thank you for stopping by today and please feel free to like and share this post.

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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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Letting ourselves be interrupted

March 1, 2020

We might never admit to it but there are most likely times we go about letting ourselves be interrupted.

As a way of getting out of an unpleasant task, letting ourselves be interrupted ranks quite high. Putting aside the tedious, testing or tiresome chore we can lose ourselves in the interruption. And then place our lack of progress in what we should be doing at the feet of the interruption.

‘Choosing to’ rather than ‘letting ourselvesbe interrupted ensures we live on our terms instead of being at the whim of whatever interruption turns up.

Looking at the notion of letting ourselves be interrupted from another perspective, we may wish to consider the benefits a break gives us. This is especially so when we are struggling to be creative or have to think strategically rather than go on operating tactically.

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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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Being proactive regarding our goals

February 27, 2020

Sitting around dreaming about what life would be like if things were different is a popular habit, yet for taking us nearer to our objectives it cannot beat being proactive regarding our goals.

Choices impact on our circumstances. And being proactive regarding our goals ensures we are working with awareness of our desired outcome, as opposed to a) chasing after the latest fad to ‘reach success’ or, again, b) sitting around dreaming about what life would be like if things were different.

Choosing to engage with the world as it is by being proactive regarding our goals is risky and requires a dose of courage. If we fail in our efforts, it will be down to us. But if we succeed, or at least enjoy the endeavour, the risk will have been worthwhile.

To discuss how coaching could help you reach your goals, please get in contact.

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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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Working with super people

February 23, 2020

Irrespective of what we do, we are all working with super people.

Okay, let me step back and put that statement into some sort of perspective. Although we might not always be aware of the circumstances and situations our co-workers are facing, they are ‘turning up’ and, ideally, ‘doing their best’.

If we think about our own lives, we too are juggling all manner of complexities. And probably the majority of them are being dealt with out of the spotlight of public scrutiny. Accordingly, we are working with super people but so are our peers.

Once we understand we are all working with super people – should we rename them ‘Humans’? – we are building a more productive workplace for all. Or not. Please share your input on the issues raised here by leaving 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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What would change if we planned our life like our holiday?

February 20, 2020

I know I shouldn’t, but let me assume you know already where you are going for your annual holiday this year and have prepared a detailed itinerary to maximize your time away.

Certainly, there is nothing wrong with such actions. After all, we work hard for our time off and it is only right we attempt to live it to the full.

Yet for many people, this level of preparation rarely extends to the rest of the year. Only planning days off suggests the other days are not worthy of attention. That said, what would change if we planned our life like our holiday?

Yes, all those ‘non-holiday’ days are also part of life. Yet for some reason, they are not given much consideration. Admittedly you might be one of those people who do have professional and personal goals and achieve them.

For others, the period covering Monday to Friday is there merely to fill the gap between one weekend and another. Days off, public holidays and annual leave are marked on the calendar and treated as milestones to help get us through the year.

But again, what would change if we planned our life like our holiday? Would we be more proactive and enthusiastic towards our endeavours? And discover life exists also in the days between the holidays?

Writing down objectives, listing things to be achieved, giving priorities to our passions and purposes, breaking the goals into ‘doable’ steps and then putting the plan to work could alter not only the way we view life but live it as well.

Or not. To join the conversation here, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘What would change if we planned our life like our holiday?’ post and don’t hesitate to like it and share it.

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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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What are you waiting for?

February 9, 2020

One of the key questions I use with students and coaching clients is ‘What are you waiting for?

This inquiry requires an honest assessment, usually bringing to the surface issues involving focus and procrastination. Many people like to ‘wait for the perfect moment’ or ‘spend time gathering even more information’ before making a start’.

Additionally, the question ‘What are you waiting for?’ shines a light on whether we truly want to begin whatever it is we are saying we want to do.

Of course, initiating an action, endeavour, change of direction and so forth, can at times be tough. Nevertheless, once we have begun, so often we find ourselves, ‘six months down the line’ wishing we had started sooner.

Unfortunately, we are unable to rectify our delay in these cases yet at least we have the option of not repeating the mistake.

So, what are you waiting for? To explore your response as part of a coaching conversation, please get in contact.

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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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