Is it really our job to teach the world to sing?

February 7, 2019

Whether we take the idea of ‘singing’ at face value or not, it is worth asking is it really our job to teach the world to sing?

All teachers, leaders, mentors and development agents have the responsibility to transmit knowledge to the best of their ability. Outside of the formal structure of the said roles, however, we enter a grey area.

As much as we might wish to help everyone, if we fail to consider carefully the enquiry ‘Is it really our job to teach the world to sing?’ we risk to a) force learning on those who are not interested in having it and/or b) burn ourselves out attempting the thankless task.

On the other hand, when we are in a position to help, it is no bad thing to do all we can within our ability. In such circumstances, holding back from reaching out does not mean we are being cautious but rather cold-hearted.

Yet if we live by the intention to do all we can whenever possible, asking ‘Is it really our job to teach the world to sing?’ becomes meaningless.

Regardless of where you stand on the ‘Is it really our job to teach the world to sing?’ issue, thanks for connecting here 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 Catholic University of 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 all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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

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Three ways action brings dreams to life

January 20, 2019

Following the post ‘Where are your dreams leading you?’, now might be a good time to ponder three ways action brings dreams to life.

The first of the three ways action brings dreams to life is related to the question of momentum. By taking action we set in motion energy that will move us forward. Thinking and planning without action do not provide the same impact.

The second of the three ways action brings dreams to life is associated with self-belief. By taking an action step we provide ourselves with the evidence we have the ability to make progress. And this is a key factor in obtaining our dreams.

The third of the three ways action brings dreams to life involves the priority we give our dreams through our actions. There is a big difference between taking action and merely talking about wanting to achieve something. Choices are reflected in priorities and made visible by action.

Quoting a tweet from a few years ago: “A dream not followed by action can quickly become a nightmare”.

To explore the issue of bringing dreams to life as part of a coaching conversation, please get in contact.

Right now, thanks for reading this ‘Three ways action brings dreams to life’ 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 Catholic University of 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 all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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

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Where are your dreams leading you?

January 17, 2019

Questions asked, and answered, from the heart are powerful tools which can keep us focused. ‘Where are your dreams leading you?’ is one such question and setting aside a few moments to explore your response may provide some interesting insights.

Looking at the question ‘Where are your dreams leading you?’ from a variety of perspectives might likewise open the door to learning.

The first is that of imagining you are already at your chosen destination, and looking back on the path travelled with an eye on continuing the journey to even greater success, asking what steps should be repeated to propel you ever onward.

The second perspective involves thinking if only one dream were achievable, what would it be?

And thirdly, how much enjoyment are you obtaining by remaining on the current path? The answer to this alone could go a long way to responding to the question ‘Where are your dreams leading you?

To share your eventual answers as part of a coaching conversation, please get in contact. In any case, thanks for reading this ‘Where are your dreams leading you?’ 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 Catholic University of 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 all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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

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What major change are you pondering?

January 13, 2019

What major change are you pondering and, equally pertinent, what are you prepared to do to ensure you actually implement it? With last year now a memory and focus shifted to dreams and aspirations for this new year, the opening questions are worth addressing, no?

Planning and tweaking, then planning and tweaking further to prepare for the eventual endeavour, rarely leads to a positive result. At some point, we have to dive in and get started.

Likewise, tiny steps could be part of the overall strategy and may create an immediate impact. Yet spreading energy and effort across a multitude of actions oftentimes limits resources for the one big change we know, in our heart, we should be undertaking.

So, what major change are you pondering? If you’d like to explore this issue as part of a coaching conversation, please get in touch.

In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘What major change are you pondering?’ 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 Catholic University of 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 all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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

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When to let go of holding on

January 6, 2019

The initial days of the new year are still in our minds yet possibly the idea of when to let go of holding on to unhealthy habits and the like is already fading as we get caught up in our old routine.

We are in essence the sum of our habits, thoughts, dreams and actions and provided these items are creating our desired life all is good. But whatever the situation, being conscious of when to let go of holding on keeps us in good stead, today and surely for the rest of the year.

We instinctively know what areas of life we need to review with regard to our habits and actions. Those we are unhappy with, or at least not convinced are still in our best interest, will be prime candidates to be let go of.

The key, however, might reside in the word ‘when’ of the enquiry ‘when to let go of holding on’. Timing plays an important role in managing our efforts to take full advantage of habits, plus giving us input about the best moment to let go of it.

The Japanese saying “Hold tight, release immediately” comes to mind to best sum up the thinking.

For now, thanks for being here and for reading this ‘When to let go of holding on’ 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 Catholic University of 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 all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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

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Being ourselves here, there and everywhere

January 3, 2019

So, the new year is in progress, bringing another chance for us to go about being ourselves here, there and everywhere.

With social media an integral element of life for many of us nowadays, the idea that we are anything less than ourselves is perhaps strange. Still, ensuring we provide a consistency of message – a way of being ourselves here, there and everywhere – is a personal task for each of us.

Values are transmitted through actions and yet words also play their part. Likewise, being authentic with our online followers, besides those we interact with beyond the digital world, is crucial to us being ourselves here, there and everywhere.

The ease of putting the notion of being ourselves here, there and everywhere into practice is linked to our perception of society. If lies and falsehoods make up our world, it is difficult to keep ‘the dirt from our shoes’. Yet when honesty is the name of the game, we too can let our true self shine.

To explore how coaching could help you as you attempt to live your potential, please get in touch so we can talk.

For now, thanks for connecting and for reading this ‘Being ourselves here, there and everywhere’ 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 Catholic University of 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 all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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

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Clearing obstacles from the proverbial road ahead

December 23, 2018

Obstacle in the road

With so much going on all, it is easy to lose sight of the fact a new year is just around the corner. But it is, and getting ourselves organized, having already drawn up goals for the coming twelve months, could include clearing obstacles from the proverbial road ahead.

Ensuring we are ready to strive forward after the holiday season is ‘done and dusted’ is very much a personal responsibility. Clearing obstacles from the proverbial road ahead might involve a number of tasks, small or large. All will, in any case, impact on how we experience the start of the new year.

The form of the clearing obstacles from the proverbial road ahead initiative is as individual as we are. It might mean blocking off chunks of time to concentrate on one specific activity. Alternatively, we may need to use the next few weeks to bring together certain pieces of information or even equipment to guarantee we start 2019 on the right foot.

Whatever it takes, clearing obstacles from the proverbial road ahead is something each of us can and ought to do if we are serious about living our potential. On the contrary, if we prefer to let things drift we should not be surprised to find ourselves in the same position as we are now this time next year.

Quite often I close these posts with an offer of a complimentary coaching conversation via Skype or Google+ hangout to reflect together the issues raised here. Today I won’t, but feel free to get in touch so we can sort something for early January.

For now, thanks for reading this ‘Clearing obstacles from the proverbial road ahead’ post and, Happy Holidays.

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 Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian taught a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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

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