Seeing beyond this moment

April 2, 2020

It is so easy to get wrapped up in what is occurring right now, yet seeing beyond this moment is crucial if we are to be effective as well as efficient.

One thing is to focus attention on our tasks today. Another is to be so concentrated we miss input from around us to help shape our tomorrow. Seeing beyond this moment might require us to block off time away from the routine activities to consciously let the mind wander.

Though difficult initially, training ourselves to let go of the idea we have to be busy at all times allows us to engage in seeing beyond this moment. And once we proverbially return to the now, our actions can have a greater impact, in the present and the future.

To explore how coaching could help you in seeing beyond this moment, feel free to get in contact.

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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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Specific learning solves specific issues

March 26, 2020

It might seem obvious but specific learning solves specific issues.

Certainly, spending time engaged in general reading is an activity full of merit. Besides the learning element involved, it provides enjoyment in its own right.

On the other hand, specific learning solves specific issues, providing solutions to matters requiring answers. Without engaging in specific learning, specific issues would remain unsolved.

How we go about identifying what specific learning is needed is best left to another post. For now, thanks for reading this ‘Specific learning solves specific issues’ post. To share your input, please leave a comment below.

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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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Checking the phone frequently does not encourage people to call you

March 19, 2020

You know the issue, you’re waiting for an important call but checking the phone frequently does not encourage people to call you.

The level of desire for something to occur is completely under our control. But how much our feelings towards the action in question influences someone else’s actions is open to debate.

Checking the phone frequently does not encourage people to call you’ could also be a statement relating to taking a proactive instead of a passive approach to life. We can ‘gently’ express our interest in receiving the call, bringing with it news about this or that.

Possibly our silence is not perceived by those who ‘should’ be making the call as a polite position of waiting but rather an indifference on our part. Showing our interest, again without being pushy, could move things along to the point of getting the phone to ring.

Or not. To join the conversation here on the issue entitled ‘Checking the phone frequently does not encourage people to call you’, please leave a comment below.

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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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We win or learn how to win the next time

March 8, 2020

In most instances in life, the middle way holds favour and fortune. In the area of development from a proactive perspective, however, we win or learn how to win the next time. There is no middle ground, no third option and the like.

Success is not all about ‘Being the best’ or ‘Getting ahead of others’. It relates, rather, to personal achievements, doing things previously thought beyond our ability. And, as such, we win or learn how to win the next time.

The learning process requires these ‘little’ steps or lessons we gain from not ‘winning now’ to gear us up for the future. Accordingly, we win or learn how to win the next time.

Thanks for stopping by here today. To have your say on the ideas raised, leave a comment below. Also, please don’t hesitate to like and share this ‘We win or learn how to win the next time’ post.

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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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Changing on our terms

March 5, 2020

Clarity concerning our values, goals and the extent we are prepared to strive to achieve them underpins the notion of changing on our terms.

Changing on our terms implies we are a) wanting to change and b) prepared to do so. With these two points in place, let’s look at what it is we are attempting to change.

Changing on our terms might involve letting go of toxic habits limiting our progress or impairing on our general satisfaction with life.

We may also wish to consider taking up activities designed to further align our routine with intentions. Establishing new schedules, perhaps some impacting on people accustomed to us ‘living as if on autopilot’, takes effort. Not doing so, on the other hand, suggests we are operating in the shadow of ourselves.

To explore the issue of change in your life, get in contact and we can set up an exploratory coaching session.

For now, thanks for reading this ‘Changing on our terms’ post and please don’t hesitate to like and share it.

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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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Backing our ideas with action

February 16, 2020

As the saying goes, “Talk is cheap”. Backing our ideas with action, on the other hand, might be considered expensive.

After all, backing our ideas with action requires us to take responsibility for our decisions and publicly buy into an endeavour. And, of course, this may involve certain sacrifices on our part in terms of time and energy.

Backing our ideas with action additionally means being committed to achieving the desired outcome. We know where we want to get to and can use this knowledge as a guide when faced with any number of obstacles attempting to hinder our progress.

The issue of backing our ideas with action may bring to your mind other considerations. To share your input, please leave a comment below.

Right now, let me thank you for being here today and please feel free to like and share this ‘Backing our ideas with action’ 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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In what area of life are you a heavyweight?

February 13, 2020

We are all skilled in one or more activities, so let me ask in what area of life are you a heavyweight?

Setting aside humility, embarrassment and a sense of guilt over admitting excellence, let’s explore not only in which endeavours you excel but also the extent you maximize these talents.

By inquiring ‘In what area of life are you a heavyweight?’, we can examine how preparation and practice have come together to produce desired results.

The exercise could itself motivate us to reconnect with that sense of excitement associated with ‘being your best’ and ‘getting the rewards your efforts deserve’.

So, once again, in what area of life are you a heavyweight? To ponder the question, and consider choices linked with the answer, as part of a coaching conversation, message me.

In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘In what area of life are you a heavyweight?’ post and please feel free to like and share it.

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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