Stop tinkering, start changing

June 28, 2020

After a period of reflection, it is good advice to stop tinkering, start changing, and move forward with desired endeavours.

Unfortunately, it is easy to get lost in the planning stage of a project, then ‘dance around the edges’ of the action plan rather than implement proposed steps.

Stop tinkering, start changing’ is a mantra we could adopt when looking to amend habits we have identified as working against us.

A decisive intervention will create a greater splash than a cautious dipping of the toes in the pool of development. And once we have taken this initial move, we may want to continue in this new direction.

Or not. To join the conversation on the issue of ‘Stop tinkering, start changing’, please leave a comment below.

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Brian.

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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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Do they really care what we think?

June 25, 2020

With around 7.5 billion people going through their daily routine, focused on personal goals and endeavours, maybe we should ask ‘Do they really care what we think?

Naturally, the majority of the world’s population is probably not interested in our opinions, ideas, and social media posts. But what about that small group of people who are?

Knowing that for some folk the answer to the enquiry ‘Do they really care what we think?’ is a ‘Yes’, keeps us reflecting, posting, and interacting. Being part of a circle of mutual influence, one in which learning is shared and support available to all concerned, is a strategic part of work, and life, nowadays.

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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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Keeping messages consistent, clear and crucial

June 21, 2020

Communication, when done well, is an art and keeping messages consistent, clear and crucial aids the artist besides the audience.

Wrapping key points and core details in a baffling preamble or unnecessary jargon undermines our ability to transmit what needs transmitting. Keeping messages consistent, clear and crucial is the opposite of this habit.

One advantage of keeping messages consistent, clear and crucial relates to how fast those receiving the messages can decode them and act upon them. Time delays may be costly in many instances for both the sender and the recipient of the notification.

You might have some ideas about keeping messages consistent, clear and crucial. To join the conversation here, 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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How negativity can upset any positive environment

June 14, 2020

When attempting to give our all to everything we do, it is wise to consider how negativity can upset any positive environment.

We only need a word out of place or a small setback to knock us off course. Quickly enthusiasm may diminish and energy decreases. From this, we are able to see how negativity can upset any positive environment. And once doubts set in, efforts tend to decline.

Likewise, the numbing impact fear of failing has on endeavours should not be overlooked. It is a key example of how negativity can upset any positive environment.

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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 clear regarding what we do

May 7, 2020

Knowing our strengths and weaknesses is advantageous when looking to improve ourselves. Yet when faced with several professional opportunities, being clear regarding what we do is beneficial.

Attempting to do everything is rarely a wise option. Without being clear regarding what we do, we might make a rash selection and then spend considerable time and energy regretting our choice.

Being clear regarding what we do involves being honest with ourselves concerning our abilities as well as our passion. After all, when confronted with various possibilities it is sensible to consider the extent of our engagement with each. Limiting the question only to money won’t sustain our interest for long.

Or not. To share your thoughts on the issue of being clear regarding what we do, please 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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Utility and enjoyment as productivity markers

April 26, 2020

There are many productivity indicators to measure our effort, yet today let’s consider utility and enjoyment as productivity markers.

Focusing on utility and enjoyment as productivity markers ensures we understand the value of our activities and gauge the extent we are taking pleasure from them. Without these elements, what is the purpose of our undertakings?

Moreover, being clear about the utility and enjoyment associated with our tasks provides ongoing motivation for us to keep giving our best to our work.

Exploring utility and enjoyment as productivity markers could be part of a coaching conversation. To set up such a session, 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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Knowing what to do, who we do it for, how we deliver it and why

April 23, 2020

Being productive is a goal many of us have. Nevertheless, knowing what to do, who we do it for, how we deliver it and why are key elements we should have in place before our productivity efforts can be effective.

Clarity concerning these points ensures we harness our resources then focus time and energy for the sake of reaching defined objectives. Without knowing what to do, who we do it for, how we deliver it and why actions are meaningless.

Equally true, however, is the fact that knowing what to do, who we do it for, how we deliver it and why without following up the clarification with action relegates it to a pointless exercise.

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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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Starting now versus starting later

April 9, 2020

Life is full of options, doing this or doing that, starting now versus starting later and so forth.

At times there might be valid reasons for waiting to begin a project, a new activity or whatever. However, succumbing to apathy, excuses or general procrastination rarely brings the results we say we’d like to achieve.

Starting now versus starting later ensures we set the proverbial ball rolling and give ourselves the maximum time available to work on the task in question.

And by starting now versus starting later we could finish sooner. This itself may be additional motivation for us to get going today instead of tomorrow.

Or not. To share your input on the issue of ‘Starting now versus starting later’, please leave a comment below.

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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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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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