Repeat mistakes regularly? What can we learn from this?

June 18, 2017

Repeated mistake

 

If it is the case you, like me, repeat mistakes regularly, what can we learn from this? The answer may be tied very specifically to the mistake itself or, then again, it is possibly related to more general considerations. For the sake of this post, let’s look at three broad aspects.

1) The American Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön noted in her 2005 book When things fall apart: heart advice for difficult times, “nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” It might be useful to keep this in mind when we repeat mistakes regularly. After all, should we fail to learn from our errors the first time we make them, hopefully, we will do so the next time around.

2) If we repeat mistakes regularly it could be a sign we are not giving our actions the full attention they deserve or indeed require. It is so easy to undertake tasks in a slapdash, half-hearted manner without care almost. Unfortunately, we cannot always get away with this behaviour. There are times this level of effort is not enough for the moment.

3) It is fair to question the effectiveness of our learning efforts if we repeat mistakes regularly in relation to a particular field of professional development or study. We may wish to broaden our exposure to the material using differing methods. ‘Learning by heart’ is not necessarily the only way to acquire knowledge.

Other ideas are surely available to us, but for now though thanks for connecting here and reading this ‘Repeat mistakes regularly? What can we learn from this?’ post today.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer
Coach – Trainer – Adjunct Professor – Author

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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.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


Being our best whilst taking on new skills

June 15, 2017

Bubbles as skills

 

It can be somewhat testing to go about being our best whilst taking on new skills. After all, we might find ourselves way out of our comfort zone when taking on the role of a student.

We surely have invested much time and effort to reach where we are. To find ourselves without all the answers during the learning process, even as we go about being our best whilst taking on new skills is no easy thing.

Being our best possibly involves being fully present in whatever we are doing at any specific moment. It is additionally related to bringing authenticity to the situation. In terms of taking on new skills, this would perhaps lead to an acceptance of ‘steps back’ or ‘stumbles forward’, prior to us mastering the material.

Being our best whilst taking on new skills is ideally a way of being no different from how we are at all times. Instead of making a distinction between this moment and that, a goal we may have is to be our best at all times irrespective of what we are doing or attempting to achieve. If this is so then it becomes easier to shift energy towards development activities as how we are is, so to speak, already sorted.

Thanks for reading this ‘Being our best whilst taking on new skills’ post today, ideally it has provided some food for thought.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

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.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


How much are you really using your intuition?

June 11, 2017

Intuition

 

By asking ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’ it might seem there is an element of judgement about the extent intuition is used. That is not my intention. I am actually curious to learn the frequency to which intuition is turned to when facing choices and the like.

On many occasions, we may feel intuition is guiding us in the decision-making process. ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’ “Lots”, we reply. The actual help, however, is often the tendency to follow tried and tested patterns of behaviour.

Habits can appear as intuition for the sake of lulling us into believing we are putting our best interests first. The reality could be it is the much sought after ‘quiet life’ calling the shots.

The path of least resistance is not the only way forward. There will be other times in which, in answer to the question ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’, we respond ‘”More or less a hundred percent.”

Circumstances too play their part in crafting a response to the inquiry ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’ That said, it is for us to decide when we turn to our intuition for guidance, especially as it rarely lets us down.

Given the personal nature of the question ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’, if you’d like to explore it as part of a complimentary coaching conversation via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in touch.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

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.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


What positives can we take from the year to date?

June 4, 2017

Positive cricket match

 

With time marching on it is easy to lose sight of recent achievements so, let’s look now by asking what positives can we take from the year to date?

The focus we choose to apply to the question ‘What positives can we take from the year to date?’ will in many respects determine what we find. We might wish to see a number of completed activities. Alternatively, our vision could be more far-reaching. Possibly certain projects have been successfully initiated and their eventual conclusions set for a future date.

By raising the question ‘What positives can we take from the year to date?’ we may actually be bringing to the surface our thoughts regarding the way the year has developed over the course of these initial months. Ideally, we are on track with our goals and plans to reach them.

What positives can we take from the year to date? “As many as our insight and even imagination offers us” could be the response.

If, on the other hand, we discover things are not so straightforward as originally hoped, now is perhaps a good moment to take stock of the situation and implement necessary adjustments to bring them back on course.

To end this brief inquiry into the first half of the year, let me leave the matter with you, so: “What positives can we take from the year to date?

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

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.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


Why taking our place involves more than just sitting down

May 28, 2017

Empty seats

 

Unless we are referring to a pre-booked seat, we can explore the notion of why taking our place involves more than just sitting down by looking at a couple of perspectives.

The first perspective from which to view why taking our place involves more than just sitting down is that of the relationship we have with confidence, self-esteem and the concept of being present. These elements lead us to our goals, our place in life we could say. Whether we believe in ourselves or not determines greatly the extent to which we claim our position.

Acknowledging our existence in the world, we might choose to continue our exploration of why taking our place involves more than just sitting down from a perspective of being global citizens. The concept here is perhaps greater than merely ‘turning up’ or ‘waving a passport’.

Recent history teaches us nobody should assume citizenship is a right guaranteed. As humans, we are all crucial components of a delicate balancing act. Our presence has the power to help or hurt those with whom we interact. Why taking our place involves more than just sitting down is, therefore, a matter of being aware and respectful of others and ourselves.

Before wrapping up this brief investigation into why taking our place involves more than just sitting down, let me thank you for connecting here and reading this.

If you’d like to share any thoughts on the issue of ‘Why taking our place involves more than just sitting down’, please leave a comment below.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

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.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


How often do you let your potential shine bright?

May 25, 2017

Potential shining bright on the sea

 

By asking “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” I’m taking it for granted that at times you do unleash your potential, hence the emphasis should be placed on the ‘How often’ part of the question.

Going beyond this presumption, we might wish to consider how we could ensure we always give our best. In doing so there would be no need to ask “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” as our efforts represent our potential shining brightly right here, right now.

Perhaps you are already shouting out “All the time!” in answer to the question “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” And it stirs no doubts about whether you live life to the full in all you do.

However, the occasions we miss may relate to when we let our autopilot complete actions for us. Possibly we trust habits too much and lose opportunities best experienced by being present. “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” then becomes a crucial inquiry to evaluate and respond to carefully.

To what extent can you imagine a moment in the spotlight – in front of loved ones, friends, and acquaintances – as you perform to the best of your ability? If the thought fills you with pleasure, it is worth letting your potential shine bright every chance available.

So, having danced around the issue let me at this point put it to you: “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” If you’d like to explore your answer as part of a complimentary coaching session, via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in touch.

For now, thanks for reading this “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” post.

Brian.

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Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

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.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


Heart Poems On Waves

May 18, 2017

Ebook cover Heart Poems On Waves

Along the way the journey flows. Starting back then, continuing in waves.”

Based on my love of the sea, this book offers twenty-six inspirational poems, from A to Z, as a celebration of life.

The potential to live fully exists in us all. But being human, we forget this from time to time. Accordingly, this book could be read as encouragement, to us all, to be our best on a daily basis.

I hope this collection of Heart Poems On Waves gives you something to ponder and, dare I say, enjoy. It was a pleasure for me to write and it would be pleasing to think you find value among the words.

In line with Heart Poems Captured From Dreams and More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams, the book sets out another piece of me in words. As mentioned, this latest offering reflects my love of the sea and the influence it has on my view of life. To borrow some lines from More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams: “Waves shape the sea, as our presence shapes today.”

Rather than producing a traditional self-help book along the lines of How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work, the format used here, as indeed in Heart Poems Captured From Dreams and More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams, lends itself to a more open and abstract creation.

Nevertheless, as a support throughout the challenges and opportunities life presents, poems are valid. With this book, you will get the opportunity to:

a) Read lines offered from the heart;
b) Explore ideas wrapped in twenty-six poems;
c) Apply any new thinking in your life.

Possibly this book becomes a catalyst for further reflection on what is dear to you. Though I am experienced in the field of professional and personal development, you are the expert on your life. Implementation of any new thinking will, of course, need to be undertaken by you, I cannot do it for you.

With that said, let me thank you for your presence here and wish you Happy Reading!

Brian.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

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.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

Performance skills at work (2015)

Personal performance potential at work (2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013)

Reflections on performance at work (2012)

Elements of theatre at work (2010)

Training through drama for work (2009)


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