ABC – Always Be Connecting

March 12, 2020

Back in the day, ABC invariably stood for ‘Always Be Closing’ whereas today ‘ABC – Always Be Connecting’ seems a more applicable statement.

ABC – Always Be Connecting’ represents an open mindset. Given the general preference for a 24/7 approach to communication nowadays, being constantly connecting is something we can understand and most likely engage in.

Connecting here, however, goes beyond collecting actual or virtual business cards. ‘ABC – Always Be Connecting’ involves a deepening of mutual understanding and appreciation of opinions.

Furthermore, ‘ABC – Always Be Connecting’ can be considered a model for any form of interaction we undertake. Collaboration flourishes in an environment in which people feel they are participants as opposed to mere extras or numbers on a staff list.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Letting ourselves be interrupted

March 1, 2020

We might never admit to it but there are most likely times we go about letting ourselves be interrupted.

As a way of getting out of an unpleasant task, letting ourselves be interrupted ranks quite high. Putting aside the tedious, testing or tiresome chore we can lose ourselves in the interruption. And then place our lack of progress in what we should be doing at the feet of the interruption.

‘Choosing to’ rather than ‘letting ourselvesbe interrupted ensures we live on our terms instead of being at the whim of whatever interruption turns up.

Looking at the notion of letting ourselves be interrupted from another perspective, we may wish to consider the benefits a break gives us. This is especially so when we are struggling to be creative or have to think strategically rather than go on operating tactically.

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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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Being proactive regarding our goals

February 27, 2020

Sitting around dreaming about what life would be like if things were different is a popular habit, yet for taking us nearer to our objectives it cannot beat being proactive regarding our goals.

Choices impact on our circumstances. And being proactive regarding our goals ensures we are working with awareness of our desired outcome, as opposed to a) chasing after the latest fad to ‘reach success’ or, again, b) sitting around dreaming about what life would be like if things were different.

Choosing to engage with the world as it is by being proactive regarding our goals is risky and requires a dose of courage. If we fail in our efforts, it will be down to us. But if we succeed, or at least enjoy the endeavour, the risk will have been worthwhile.

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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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Working with super people

February 23, 2020

Irrespective of what we do, we are all working with super people.

Okay, let me step back and put that statement into some sort of perspective. Although we might not always be aware of the circumstances and situations our co-workers are facing, they are ‘turning up’ and, ideally, ‘doing their best’.

If we think about our own lives, we too are juggling all manner of complexities. And probably the majority of them are being dealt with out of the spotlight of public scrutiny. Accordingly, we are working with super people but so are our peers.

Once we understand we are all working with super people – should we rename them ‘Humans’? – we are building a more productive workplace for all. Or not. Please share your input on the issues raised here by leaving a comment below.

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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.

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What would change if we planned our life like our holiday?

February 20, 2020

I know I shouldn’t, but let me assume you know already where you are going for your annual holiday this year and have prepared a detailed itinerary to maximize your time away.

Certainly, there is nothing wrong with such actions. After all, we work hard for our time off and it is only right we attempt to live it to the full.

Yet for many people, this level of preparation rarely extends to the rest of the year. Only planning days off suggests the other days are not worthy of attention. That said, what would change if we planned our life like our holiday?

Yes, all those ‘non-holiday’ days are also part of life. Yet for some reason, they are not given much consideration. Admittedly you might be one of those people who do have professional and personal goals and achieve them.

For others, the period covering Monday to Friday is there merely to fill the gap between one weekend and another. Days off, public holidays and annual leave are marked on the calendar and treated as milestones to help get us through the year.

But again, what would change if we planned our life like our holiday? Would we be more proactive and enthusiastic towards our endeavours? And discover life exists also in the days between the holidays?

Writing down objectives, listing things to be achieved, giving priorities to our passions and purposes, breaking the goals into ‘doable’ steps and then putting the plan to work could alter not only the way we view life but live it as well.

Or not. To join the conversation here, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘What would change if we planned our life like our holiday?’ post and don’t hesitate to like it and share it.

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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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