Being clear about what we want to see

October 5, 2017

Clear outlook

 

Looking in a haphazard manner is fine in certain circumstances yet being clear about what we want to see is ideal for those situations when clarity is called for.

We might find it ironic to ponder clarity from the perspective of being clear about what we want to see. In many ways perhaps it is. Nevertheless, with an intention firmly established prior to engaging in the activity of looking we will most likely find the exercise valid.

Having decided our objective for the undertaking we should not, however, believe it is enough to guarantee what we eventually see will be exactly what we hoped for. We can do our bit in the process of observing but the result does not depend entirely on us.

Being clear about what we want to see naturally influences where we go about searching. Knowing our desired outcome points us in one direction as opposed to another. If the question is related to a specific issue then this too acts as a point of reference for our activity.

Another consideration to keep in mind regarding the notion of being clear about what we want to see is that of trusting there exists the object in question to be seen. Wanting to see unicorns in the local park is one thing, actually seeing them could turn out to be a completely different matter.

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Brian.

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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 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.

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Why having the right tools makes the job easier

October 1, 2017

Tools for the job

 

It is really quite obvious that to get something done well we ought to use the appropriate instruments. As such, why having the right tools makes the job easier seems something we can all understand immediately.

Nevertheless, so often tasks are doled out without thought as to what is needed in terms of time, resources and indeed tools by those being given the work. Impossible deadlines are familiar to many service providers and yet for a variety of reasons are accepted as ‘the way business is done nowadays’.

It is feasible to imagine how much better many actions would have been had someone either a) thought about why having the right tools makes the job easier prior to diving into it, or b) asked what the person charged to do the activity required to complete it effectively.

Why having the right tools makes the job easier’ is perhaps a cliché because it stands up to inspection and being a basic truth is worth repeating time and time again with reference to most, if not all, assignments.

‘Making do’, ’Getting by’ and ‘Keeping our fingers crossed’ are also options commonly encountered within the world of work. The results obtained when these practices are followed are those we might see in many instances in terms of poor customer service, faulty workmanship, and overall indifference.

Such things themselves suggest anew why having the right tools makes the job easier and offers a greater probability of a successful outcome.

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 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.

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Respecting heritage today for tomorrow

September 28, 2017

Heritage today

 

Appreciating the efforts of past generations, particularly by respecting heritage today for tomorrow, is something all of us may possibly find useful and rewarding.

Appreciating what we have today thanks to yesterday’s endeavours sets us up to ideally offer our best now for those who follow us in the future. Perhaps our input won’t last long beyond the moment of its creation. That said, we should not be put off from attempting to ensure our undertakings reflect our potential.

Anything less, rather than being a form of respecting heritage today for tomorrow, is actually a way of disrespecting heritage today for tomorrow.

What we believe to be the heritage deriving from the past might be universally defined or merely accepted on a local or individual basis. Regardless of how we choose to limit our definitions, this need not diminish the care and attention we afford to those objects, ideas or whatever.

Respecting heritage today for tomorrow should not be read, in any case, as a means of restricting our actions at all. We can enjoy the utility and mastery of past efforts and ideally learn from them. Buildings constructed hundreds of years ago are in many instances perfect settings for us to live, work, spend leisure time near today with a positive impact pushing us towards a fruitful tomorrow.

How we go about respecting heritage today for tomorrow as ever remains a personal question. To share your input on the issue of respecting heritage today for tomorrow, please leave a comment below.

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Brian.

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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 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.

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Reaching our destination any which way

September 14, 2017

Transport reach our destination

 

At times the manner we undertake an activity has significance to the outcome. Then again there are occasions reaching any destination any which way is the fundamental aspect of the endeavour.

Looking at the issue here, we can ponder the notion of reaching our destination any which way for the sake of achieving our objectives.

With the focus set on our goal, the question of ‘How?’ fades to a secondary position as the emphasis is given to ‘When?’ and possibly also ‘What happens after?’ Reaching our destination any which way, yes in order to move forward to the next one after that.

Nevertheless, a certain structure might be helpful to ensure our efforts are aligned to our values and overall life purpose. Without this, any which way could include unacceptable modes and dubious pursuits harmful to society and ourselves.

Regardless of the fashion we go about reaching our destination, any which way to be sure, it will be important to us that we don’t lose sight of the enjoyment element of our initiative. Without taking pleasure from the moment the journey may seem harder than it probably actually is.

Seeing options and alternatives routes relating to our goal of reaching our destination any which way, we have the chance to interact with our surroundings and those who are contributing in some form or another to our adventure, hopefully in a positive form.

Thanks for being here and reading this ‘Reaching our destination any which way’ 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 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.

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Is it time to pack up for another season?

September 10, 2017

End of the season deckchair

 

With the sea as warm as it is going to get, yet the tourists no longer around now, it is perhaps apt to ask is it time to pack up for another season?

Ideally, the past months have been filled with enjoyment and relaxation, fun and serenity. However, as with everything, the seasons pass and so rather than clinging to the memories of yesterday we can indeed inquire is it time to pack up for another season?

Moving away from a perspective connected to the period of the year, considering ‘Is it time to pack up for another season?’ might be valid in relation to how long we ought to continue with an assignment or task before interrupting it if the results are not as positive as expected or required.

Instead of pushing on without a desired outcome on the horizon, on occasions it could be more beneficial to either pause – or stop altogether – to let things settle, before renewing efforts or shifting our focus in another direction. So, is it time to pack up for another season?

We invariably already know by way of a hunch or intuitive sensation the response and acting upon it may turn out to be the best way today to prepare for ‘another season’ tomorrow. The answer to the question ‘Is it time to pack up for another season?’ will surely guide us in making an appropriate decision.

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 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.

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Moving forward the best way possible

August 24, 2017

Moving forward with an old truck

 

Whilst our destination plays a significant part in determining our direction, moving forward the best way possible is an activity we can undertake at all times.

Letting go of any assumptions regarding what we should be doing or the manner in which we reach objectives, moving forward the best way possible showcases our intention to put our all into the endeavour and live our potential to the full.

We might need to adopt differing strategies over the course of a journey to best handle various situations as they arise. In many cases, by keeping the goal in mind and focusing on moving forward the best way possible at all times we are surely able to overcome any eventual obstacles.

Asking much of ourselves may appear as a tiring exercise to those used to drifting along at the pace the world decides to impose. Nevertheless, that are even contemplating moving forward the best way possible indicates we are not ones to merely ‘follow the masses’ unless we decide it is indeed opportune for us.

If you feel exploration of the theme of moving forward the best way possible as part of a complimentary coaching session, via Skype or Google+ hangout, would be beneficial to you, please get in touch.

In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Moving forward the best way possible’ post today.

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 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.

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Trusting nature to fuel us forward

August 13, 2017

Nature as a source of fuel

 

Despite the idea of being proactive towards life being a constant feature of these posts, trusting nature to fuel us forward is an option surely worth exploring.

In terms of making progress, it could be argued ‘by any means available’ is a good perspective. Valid though this may be, the idea of trusting nature to fuel us forward here is more related to engaging with natural resources to help us face shared challenges as our individual thirst for energy increases relentlessly.

Over the years nature has been ripped apart to provide us with various sources of fuel. That we are now turning increasingly to so-called green options to safeguard nature seems only fitting. Harnessing the winds, waves and rays is a way of trusting nature to fuel us forward, without causing damage along the way.

Whether many countries follow this approach remains to be seen. For now, we can keep our fingers crossed and perhaps, just in case, turn off the light as we leave the room instead of merely expecting or trusting nature to fuel us forward as and when we demand it.

To share your thoughts on the issues raised here in this ‘Trusting nature to fuel us forward’ post, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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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 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.

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