Seeing minor steps as part of our major leap

September 8, 2019

Moving on from the previous post here, Raising our game to match our goals, we can consider the idea of seeing minor steps as part of our major leap.

That we are moving forward according to a personal schedule, taking into account individual factors, goes without saying. Additionally, what some people view as ‘minor steps’ are likely to be ‘major leaps’ for others, and vice versa.

We never fully know what is behind the actions of others and, in a similar way, nobody can ever completely understand our own interests and intentions. Nevertheless, movement in the desired direction is worthy of praise and respect. Hence, seeing minor steps as part of our major leap to success.

Without stopping to rest on our laurels, a brief moment of ‘proverbial back-patting’ might be in order if we are seeing minor steps as part of our major leap, before resuming our progress.

To share your input on the notion of seeing minor steps as part of our major leap, please leave a comment below.

Kindest regards.

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 an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.

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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Raising our game to match our goals

September 5, 2019

If we are honest with ourselves, we know we could be doing more in the way of raising our game to match our goals. There are always small steps to be completed as part of raising our game to match our goals.

That we set the goals suggests they are important to us, so it is fair to think we would do all we can to reach them. Raising our game to match our goals might involve making a focused effort as well as managing our habits to better use our time.

Whatever it is we identify in terms of raising our game to match our goals, the work needs to be done by us. Waiting or hoping for others to substitute our lack of input is hardly fair nor likely to take us forward.

Taking a step back to observe where we are with our goals is also a valid exercise in the context of raising our game to match our goals. To do this as part of a coaching conversation, please get in contact.

Before closing this ‘Raising our game to match our goals’ post, let me thank you for spending a few minutes here to read this.

Kindest regards.

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 an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.

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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Preparing as best as we can

September 1, 2019

Preparing as best as we can is a motto we might choose to live by in all areas of life. Possibly it is a way of being so embedded in our mindset we don’t even realise we are engaging in it on a daily basis.

Without getting into the question of whether our best is ‘good enough’ – according to whose criteria we could ask – a couple of general points are worth considering.

1) Preparing as best as we can gives us the reassurance of knowing we have done all we are capable of doing to bring about success in the task before us. Appreciating this is surely better than holding onto the thought we should have, and could have, done more.

2) Preparing as best as we can does not guarantee success but it is more probable when we are in top condition. If something is important to us why, in any case, wouldn’t we want to give ourselves the maximum chance of obtaining the desired result?

So, having read this ‘Preparing as best as we can’ post, let me ask you this question: Are you preparing as best as you can for all that you wish to achieve?

Kindest regards.

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 an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.

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.

Curious? You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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Losing track of time as we find ourselves

August 29, 2019

One of the simplest pleasures of life is losing track of time as we find ourselves. Think about those occasions you were in a training room, a learning environment or a wellness centre and felt fully alive.

Giving ourselves space away from the everyday routine to work on our growth is, for many people, a significant experience. And whereas we are normally tied to the clock as we push our way through scheduled tasks, losing track of time as we ‘find ourselves’ in a moment of ‘being’ instead of ‘doing’ is itself a break for us.

Of course, we need not go far to indulge in losing track of time as we find ourselves. A daily practice of meditation, yoga, tai chi or even a brief stroll outdoors is enough to tap into the benefits associated with losing track of time as we find ourselves.

There are many other ways to go about losing track of time as we find ourselves. To share your ideas, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for connecting and reading this ‘Losing track of time as we find ourselves’ post today.

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 an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.

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.

Curious? You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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Learning arrives when we are ready for it

August 22, 2019

Without wishing to get all deep and philosophical – not that I could – it feels that learning arrives when we are ready for it.

We might be pondering a decision yet where we want to get to seems too far from our current reality. Then, as if someone is listening to our inner debate, a casual remark or suchlike pops into our life, providing the key to the next level of development. So yes, learning arrives when we are ready for it.

‘Being ready for it’ may be described as being open to exploring beyond our comfort zone. Without fully knowing how we can reach a goal, we believe, in our heart, it is worth pursuing the objective. Desire to achieve creates the path, as it were.

Possibly, we needn’t worry too much about how learning arrives when we are ready for it but be grateful that it does. And embrace the opportunity it gives us to develop ourselves.

Or not. Please don’t hesitate to share your input on this ‘Learning arrives when we are ready for it’ post.

Kindest regards.

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 an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.

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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Leading ourselves before we attempt to lead others

August 18, 2019

Leadership is a subject filled with many varying opinions yet, for now, let’s consider the idea of ‘leading ourselves before we attempt to lead others’.

Taking up the responsibility to organize all those elements of our life directly under our control is a form of leading ourselves before we attempt to lead others. It is a way of demonstrating, firstly to ourselves and secondly to others, we are capable of leading.

Once we become accustomed to leading ourselves before we attempt to lead others, the subsequent step of leading others will occur naturally. We shouldn’t be afraid to defend our efforts, especially in the face of those who accuse us of putting our own interests first.

With our own ‘house in order’, we can begin the task of attempting to lead others.

As the issue of leadership is indeed so vast, your input on the idea of leading ourselves before we attempt to lead others would be most welcomed. Accordingly, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

Thanks in advance and thanks also for taking time to read this ‘Leading ourselves before we attempt to lead others’ post today.

Kindest regards.

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 an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.

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.

Curious? You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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Is our self-image pushing us forward or pulling us back?

August 15, 2019

Getting beyond the glamour and glitter of social media, we can choose to ponder one key issue: ‘Is our self-image pushing us forward or pulling us back?

Our self-image is the sum of all our thoughts, emotions, interpretations of experiences in addition to our habits. Although the world will choose to see us as it wants, our self-image is ours to manage.

How we see ourselves, then project this construction to the world, impacts on how we live the moment. We live events and instances through the filters we put in place. And our response to the question ‘Is our self-image pushing us forward or pulling us back?’ is one such filter.

Doing our best in all we undertake, we give ourselves the greatest opportunity to live our potential. This, in turn, maximizes our chance of reaching heartfelt objectives.

Unfortunately, the opposite is likewise true. When we fill our mind with doubts and negativity it’s difficult to strive purposely forward. If we don’t believe in ourselves, why should others?

To discuss this issue as part of a coaching conversation, please get in contact. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Is our self-image pushing us forward or pulling us back?’ post.

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 an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.

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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