Building on a rock-solid idea

October 22, 2017

Village built on a rock

 

Having tested the theory for feasibility and practicability, it is time to go about building on a rock-solid idea. The strength of the concept will determine in large part the outcome of our development effects.

Throwing time, energy and other resources at an idea clearly limited in its viability is a strategy offering little chance of achieving anything positive. Building on a rock-solid idea, on the other hand, offers if not a guarantee then at least a greater probability of success.

In relation to our goals, building on a rock-solid idea is maybe the preferred starting point for an eventual positive conclusion. On those occasions we are obliged to build without the time to investigate the soundness of a notion, we will need to pay ongoing attention to the manner in which the project evolves.

At the first sign of problems, we should be prepared to implement every change possible to support efforts for the sake of protecting progress achieved to date or at least getting things back on course.

Each of us knows in our heart from the outset the viability of an idea. Provided we are not put off by the originality or newness of our dreams, plus the prospects of setbacks invariably part of any endeavour, we can focus on building on a rock-solid idea today for tomorrow.

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.

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

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Our place awaits us

October 19, 2017

Empty places in a theatre

 

Without suggesting political ideas or solutions concerning employment and immigration issues, ‘Our place awaits us’ can be read as an encouragement to tap into our potential for the sake of realising our best self and performing on the stage of life.

Once we have clarified our objective and set out a plan to reach it, specific action is crucial to achieving success. Yes, our place awaits us, and pondering the journey to this location may be pleasant, but only by undertaking it will we get nearer to our place.

In certain instances, it could be we are obliged to engage in activities seemingly far from the desired place we hold in our heart. Being clear about the validity of our overarching goal, we are able to accept diversions are nevertheless opportunities for us to learn something useful to take us to where our place awaits us.

Notwithstanding difficulties and challenges, or even perhaps because of these items, holding the idea that our place awaits us as a motivating factor is a key element of using our resources to the full. We risk to end up having to accept ‘any old place’ if we forget our life purpose or are distracted by daily events.

To join the conversation here, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Our place awaits us’ 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.

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

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Putting up a facade to the moment

October 15, 2017

Facade

 

Sometimes it is not easy to face the day; issues might be testing us to the point we are unable to perform on the stage of life without putting up a facade to the moment. Our positive nature and open attitude just need the support, on occasions, from the protection offered by a front as it were.

When turning to the option of putting up a facade to the moment we perhaps find the strength to confront life. With the aim, in any case, of offering our all, we are in a sense still doing so by putting up a facade to the moment for the sake of ‘getting through the day’ any which way.

Nevertheless, hiding from the world and attempting to fool the public is not the intended message of this post. Authenticity is surely always suitable for developing and maintaining ongoing relationships. However, putting up a facade to the moment may also be a form of being authentic if done for the benefit of all.

Moving through life is, as ever, a question of using the best tools to hand for the situation or issue before us. If this means putting up a facade for the moment as we develop confidence, whilst respecting our values and focusing on long-term goals, then so be it.

Having gone about putting up a facade to the moment, we are able to operate for a while in the freedom or security created between the facade and the outside world. This period of development is possibly akin to the training or apprentice stage of work which lets us find our feet before ‘going live’ or ‘flying solo’.

Regardless of how we look at the question of putting up a facade to the moment, thanks for connecting here today to read this 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.

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

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Using points of references to guide our progress

October 8, 2017

Points of references

 

Without using points of references to guide our progress we can occasionally be lucky and actually arrive at our desired destination. The probability of a successful outcome to our efforts is, however, enhanced when we do go about using them.

What we take as our points of references will be related to the nature of the endeavour as well as to how we feel about it. We might wish to benchmark our progress using people we know who have gone before us. Alternatively, our progress could be measured against commonly known and widely available criteria.

Then again, we may choose specific items closely associated with the matter in question to assist us on our journey. Using points of references to guide our progress, in any case, keeps us fully focused on what we are attempting to do and where we are aiming to reach.

Whatever our way of using points of references to guide our progress, and accepting there will be times the path is tough going, we should remind ourselves often why we are aiming to move from where we are to a different location, be it physical or figurative. Clarity concerning this is a key factor to reaching our goal.

For now, thanks for being here and reading this ‘Using points of references to guide our progress’ 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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Even More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams

September 24, 2017

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“Unless we are fully committed to our dreams, we will never bring them into being.”

This latest volume of ‘heart poems captured from dreams’ is another step along the poetry path, initiated by Heart Poems Captured From Dreams and consolidated with More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams plus Heart Poems On Waves.

Ideas have the ability to reach us by many means. Capturing poems from dreams, whether whole lines or mere fragments, is one such avenue available to them.

Rather than attempting to preen and pamper the heart poems here, this book sets them out as they arrived as an eclectic mix of ideas and themes, some but not all loosely related to living our potential.

Bringing dreams into being, be they connected to our daily routine or heartfelt goals, is a personal endeavour. Nevertheless, at times we all need to step back, or at least stand still, from moving forward.

Accordingly, Even More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams is aimed at offering a form of nourishment in those moments of pauses, before you begin anew creating the life of your dreams. With this book, you will get the opportunity to:

a) Read a set of original thoughts;
b) Explore meanings found in the heart;
c) Apply ideas as appropriate to you;
d) Draw meaning in the mind with the words offered.

I hope this book spurs further reflection and perhaps even renewed enthusiasm about embracing dreams. Though I am experienced in the field of professional and personal development, you are the expert on your life. Implementation of action leading to the realisation of your dreams will, of course, need to be undertaken by you, I cannot do it for you.

So, with nothing more needing to be said, it just leaves me to thank you for your presence and wish you Happy Reading!

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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As the path is long we should start walking it soon

September 7, 2017

Long path

 

As words of advice, the suggestion ‘As the path is long we should start walking it soon’ seems quite appropriate if we apply it to our overarching goal or key objective.

In an ideal world, we are already near to achieving whatever it is we have established as our main focus and purpose in life. However, if this is not the case, by waiting around for the ‘perfect’ moment to begin with our efforts we risk to never get started. As the path is long we should start walking it soon, indeed.

It is possible we do not need to undertake great strides to complete the journey. Maybe a small effort directed well right now is enough to get us to the proverbial finishing line.

Starting even this minor task, however, sooner rather than later gives us the opportunity to not only channel energy towards the effort, it also gives us the possibility to actually enjoy moving along the path knowing we do not have to hurry our actions to meet a tight deadline.

Alternatively, ‘As the path is long we should start walking it soon’ from another perspective can be taken as a warning to not lose time dilly-dallying. It is easy to believe we have all the time in the world to reach our goals. Procrastination is prevalent in society today. Yet nobody knows what tomorrow will bring.

To share your thoughts on the musings expressed here, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘As the path is long we should start walking it soon’ 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.

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

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How to design a desired life and then achieve it

August 27, 2017

Designed building

Reading the title of this post ‘How to design a desired life and then achieve it’ a few thoughts can spring to mind.

Firstly, it could seem the secret of life is going to be revealed here. In actual fact, this is not the case. The ‘How to’ aspect relates to being clear about what is construed as a desired life, breaking it down into manageable components, if necessary, to ensure each item is completed as a step towards the definitive goal.

We all know in our hearts what is meant by ‘ a desired life’. It might be connected with a particular lifestyle, job, location, and the like. Few of us are able to snap our fingers and obtain what we want immediately but that should not stop us from defining objectives and then focusing efforts, attention and resources to what we have written down.

This activity very much covers the ‘then achieve it’ section of the title ‘How to design a desired life and then achieve it.’ Designing, planning, organising without ever doing anything to bring the desired life into reality is a pleasant pastime, yet not one likely to provide us with the satisfaction of the desired life itself.

Factors holding us back from working on our goals will be as individual to us as our goals. With many people striving to live their potential there is, however, no proof to believe there exists one reason applicable to everybody, holding us back from unleashing our potential.

We are the ones who need to tap into our motivation and face squarely the matter of how to design a desired life and then achieve it.

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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