How much do your habits mould who you are?

June 1, 2017

Moulded clay pots

 

Seeing our habits as clay shaped into a pot, ‘How much do your habits mould who you are?’ becomes a key component to looking at and even understanding how we are, as well as indeed where we are.

Taking this idea further, we should bear in mind pots sometimes crack, leak and, if necessary, are able to be remoulded to better serve our needs. How much do your habits mould who you are? Possibly the answer is: “As much as is beneficial to us.”

The question can be pondered with an emphasis on any areas of life, health and financial quickly spring to mind. How much do your habits mould who you are? If habits include smoking sixty cigarettes a day and religiously opting to take the car for even the shortest of journeys, it will surprise nobody if lungs feel clogged whilst pockets empty rapidly. Our choices, our consequences.

Rather than asking “How much do your habits mould who you are?”, we could decide to consider what life would be like with a) less restrictive habits and/or b) habits providing a lifestyle more attuned to heartfelt values.

Such a matter might best be explored as part of a complimentary coaching conversation via Skype or Google+ hangout. If you are interested, please get in touch.

In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘How much do your habits mould who you are?’ post today.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching 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.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


Reasons for airing our opinions once in a while

May 21, 2017

Airing washing

 

In all probability, we have accumulated a set of thoughts, beliefs, and opinions over the years. These may now form the compass with which we navigate the sea of life. As such we can choose to set out some reasons for airing our opinions once in a while.

i) Opinions inevitably gather dust and may lose their relevance over the course of time.

ii) Similarly, opinions need to be tested regularly and brought up to date to reflect our current situation.

iii) Without bringing our opinions out for airing every so often, we are unable to stake a claim in the world by standing by them, having our voice heard.

Our perspective on these reasons for airing our opinions once in a while is ours to select as seems most appropriate.

For now, if you’d like to join the conversation here regarding reasons for airing our opinions once in a while, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for your presence here today.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching 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.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


Honestly, what is clouding the issue for you?

April 27, 2017

Cloudy sky

 

If you are like many people who make contact with me about coaching, you want to be and do your best yet feel frustrated, so let me ask immediately: “Honestly, what is clouding the issue for you?

With this proverbial elephant out in the open, we have the opportunity to work on exploring the ins and outs of honestly what is clouding the issue for you. Each and every doubt, element of confusion or uncertainty, lingering negative experiences plus whatever else we trust to the conversation, offers the chance for learning.

With clarity, the main focus ideally comes into view. Objectives in most instances are already clear to us – at least in our heart if not in our head. Admitting, even if only to yourself honestly what is clouding the issue for you can be a significant first step to moving anew towards your key goal.

If you’d like to examine honestly what is clouding the issue for you, perhaps as part of a complimentary coaching session via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in touch.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com
Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves
Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com
Amazon: amazon.com/author/briangroves
Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves
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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Publications

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


What to do when facing a sweet choice

April 16, 2017

Sweet choice

 

Life is not always a bowl of cherries, yet at times it seems to consist of many opportunities and equally pleasant options, so much so the problem becomes ‘What to do when facing a sweet choice?

How we respond to this dilemma determines most likely as to what to do when facing a sweet choice.

Being aware of the potential impact our eventual pick will have on subsequent moments is perhaps a fundamental part of our decision-making process. After all, would an element of delayed gratification produce a more beneficial effect later?

At times we might be tempted to decline whatever is on offer, particularly if we feel the best thing what to do when facing a sweet choice is in actual fact ‘Nothing at all’.

Moving to a wider perspective of what to do when facing a sweet choice, that of living circumstances from the position of our values, selecting this or that possibly becomes easier. Choosing based on the criteria of what resonates most with us ensures we fully embrace the moment.

To share your input on the issue of ‘What to do when facing a sweet choice’, please leave a comment below.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com
Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves
Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com
Amazon: amazon.com/author/briangroves
Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves
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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Publications

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


What is stopping you right now? Really?

April 9, 2017

Rain stopping activities

 

So, what is stopping you right now from doing whatever it is in your heart you know you want to do?

Listening to your response – spoken in your mind or indeed aloud – might be enough to encourage you to drill down into the core of the matter by asking “Really?”

To what extent does the reason you give to explain what is stopping you right now seem valid? Looking at the issue from a different direction, what would you gain from overcoming the immediate hold-up or what is stopping you right now and completing the undertaking successfully?

What else would its achievement mean to you? Seeing things from beyond what is stopping you right now may help to keep current challenges, setbacks or obstacles in perspective.

Events do not always go as we would wish them to. However, provided our intention, motivation, and preparation match our willingness to strive forward, there is little that can impede us back from putting our potential into play in the proverbial game of life.

And if the response to the enquiry “What is stopping you right now?” is connected to doubts and fears then these too might benefit from a similar exploration, possibly starting with a simple “Really?” before moving onto an investigation into the actual validity, likely occurrence or true significance of these negative points.

Thanks for reading this ‘What is stopping you right now? Really?‘ post.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com
Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves
Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com
Amazon: amazon.com/author/briangroves
Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves
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Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bgdtcoaching/the-bgdtcoaching-space

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Publications

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


Is no way absolutely better than any way?

April 2, 2017

Sign posts

 

Looking at things from the perspective of ‘All or Nothing’, ‘This or That’, can be just as limiting as grasping onto a knee-jerk answer regarding the question “Is no way absolutely better than any way?

Whether it is advisable to place trust in such a restrictive mode of thinking will perhaps become clear over the course of time.

Yet is no way absolutely better than any way? In the first instance, however, exploring options around ‘No way’ being ‘Absolutely better’ than ‘Any way’ might provide new lines of enquiry.

Expanding our vision of the issue before us – in an ideal world – requires we make our eventual decisions concerning which way to move with clear intentions after carefully investigating our options.

So, all things considered, is no way absolutely better than any way?

If you’d like to share your input or even your response to the question “Is no way absolutely better than any way?“, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com
Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves
Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com
Amazon: amazon.com/author/briangroves
Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bgdtcoaching/videos
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/today/author/bgdtcoaching
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bgdtcoaching/the-bgdtcoaching-space

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Publications

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


Which three objects or ideas define you?

March 19, 2017

Three sign

 

In all probability we have many influences and points of reference adding something to our life, yet which three objects or ideas define you?

To answer this question a lifetime of reflection might not be enough. However, taking stock of where we are, what we are wearing, hoping to accomplish and so forth, all provide input for the eventual response we could offer to the question ‘Which three objects or ideas define you?

Whether done in a systematic manner or undertaken on a basis beyond conscious thought, bringing to light which three objects or ideas define you is a way of evaluating one’s current position along the path of life.

Of course, from where we are now we get to choose the direction we wish to move in. And intentions related to personal values and associated efforts will propel us towards the desired destination.

So, to close, let me repeat: “Which three objects or ideas define you?

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com
Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves
Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com
Amazon: amazon.com/author/briangroves
Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bgdtcoaching/videos
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/today/author/bgdtcoaching
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bgdtcoaching/the-bgdtcoaching-space

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Publications

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


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