Collaborating our way to the top

March 28, 2019

Much is made of the idea of pooling resources to achieve positive outcomes both in and out of work yet realistically, to what extent are we collaborating our way to the top?

As the adage goes: “ A rising tide lifts all boats”. And, in theory, success for one of us should bring benefits to those who contributed to our efforts and success. Rarely are we operating in a bubble of exclusivity.

Yet collaborating our way to the top is not really concerned with winning at this or that. Possibly the common goals of wellbeing for all plus greater opportunities spread across a larger number of folk are the focus of our attention.

In such instances, it is natural to embrace collaboration as a means to the desired ends. However, imposing a strategy on anyone, in this case, would be going against the spirit of the endeavour and cause friction before success had a chance to be manifested.

But once we have tasted the delights of collaborating our way to the top, it is only natural we would wish to carry on with this practice.

Or maybe not. If you’d like to join the conversation here on the issue of collaborating our way to the top, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

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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Embracing happiness through each success

March 24, 2019

There are many ways in which we are able to enjoy our daily routine but embracing happiness through each success is the focus of this post today.

Ideally, we achieve results aligned to heartfelt goals so in a sense embracing happiness through each success is a natural consequence of our actions. Nevertheless, taking a few minutes to consciously celebrate the positive nature of an outcome adds additional meaning to such moments.

Without proverbially patting ourselves on the back for having successfully completed this or that, we risk devaluing the work undertaken to reach such levels of achievements.

Embracing happiness through each success is a way to acknowledge, at least to ourselves, the planning, preparation and implementation of our work for the sake of moving ourselves along the path of life.

But should we, in a similar fashion, take time to reflect on the pain caused in the event of failure? Switching the question around, why shouldn’t we access this learning opportunity created by obtaining less than desired results?

Being open to constant improvements ensures no occasions are lost to us to better ourselves. In this manner, we are never without the possibility to go about embracing happiness through each success given that we are ‘winning’ or certainly ‘learning’ all the time.

To share your input on the issue of embracing happiness through each success, please leave a comment below.

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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Shining a light on our core

March 21, 2019

We may decide ‘just enough’ is fine as an approach to life, after all average keeps us in the middle of the pack. And yes, this could indeed be fine for most of us, for most of the time.

But is it how we want to be engaged with and then, in years to come, remembered? Margherita pizza is an option but so is Four Cheeses and a Vegetarian. Without shining a light on our core, or at least understanding we are more than Jane or Joe Average, options available on the menu of life might disappear sooner than we’d like.

Giving ourselves the chance to live our potential, be our best in all we do takes nothing away from anyone else. If we believe the world couldn’t cope with our ‘magnificent self’ aren’t we doing a disservice to its other seven billion plus inhabitants?

So, let’s go about shining a light on our core, and as we do we give others, as it were, permission to shine brightly too.

This is not a coaching session so I won’t hold you accountable to yourself for your activities in connection with shining a light on our core. To explore the idea of being coached by me, feel free to get in contact.

Thanks for being here today and for reading this ‘Shining a light on our core’ 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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Resonating not only with the details

March 17, 2019

Sometimes we need to look beyond the small and connect with the big to ensure we are resonating not only with the details.

Of course, the key words are ‘not only’ in the phrase ‘resonating not only with the details’. Although it is important to maintain control of issues and items making up our daily routine if we fail to hold onto a view of our desired life who will?

The connection we have with our vision might be tested as setbacks and obstacles crop up on the path to its realization. By resonating not only with the details but also this ‘why’ with regard to our goal, we are putting ourselves in a position to live our potential.

Whether visualizing a positive outcome or amending plans to implement details, coaching may be beneficial. The coaching conversation could take on the role of a virtual space in which ideas, options and choices are explored. To set up a call, get in contact.

Right now, thanks for reading this ‘Resonating not only with the details’ post today.

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.

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Finding freedom in our daily activities

March 14, 2019

Minutes merge into hours
days melt into weeks,
months stake up neatly
and experiences accumulate
over years.
Worries withdraw their footprints,
as efforts
soar ever higher.
Nothing comes from nothing.
No words can explain it better.
We align ourselves to endeavours
and strive with all our heart.
Yes, it’s true,
there might be times
when worries tip the balance.
But, overall,
when the talking stops,
there is much to be said
for finding freedom
in our daily activities.

 

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.

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Our presence surely impacts more than the moment

March 10, 2019

Though we may not realise it, our presence surely impacts more than the moment. With a smile here and a kind word there we give much to those who receive them, as well as to ourselves.

Actions, of course, create ripples beyond the immediate waters in which they occur. Through our efforts, an idea could be planted in the mind of a casual observer. Over the course of time who knows what might occur as a consequence of this fleeting event. Again, our presence surely impacts more than the moment.

But what about those days we’d much rather stay away from everybody, close ourselves off from the world? Even then our presence, or better our absence, will not go unnoticed. Someone may miss us. Others could be curious as to why we aren’t showing up in their timeline or stream.

Additionally, in such times of doubts and worries, our true self suffers if we choose to hide our light. However, letting go of fears can be a struggle beyond belief. Putting them down, figuratively placing them at our feet, for a few minutes helps us understand we don’t need to be forever carrying them.

Yet if our identity is so connected to certain preoccupations, we always have the option to pick them back up again in a flash. Saying that we might discover we don’t want to.

Thanks for reading this ‘Our presence surely impacts more than the moment’ 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.

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Success starts with us putting the basics in place

March 7, 2019

Whether it’s launching a business, organising a celebration or planning a few days away, success starts with us putting the basics in place.

Nowadays there is the habit to rush things, impatience being the modern mindset we might say. Yet rarely are the outcomes of such endeavours in line with expectations. After all, success starts with us putting the basics in place, no?

It could be difficult for us to recall the days gone by in which we were beginners regarding this or that activity. However, few of us were born with the ability to speak numerous languages immediately, bake a Victorian sponge or paint like Hopper. We had to learn, make mistakes and give ourselves time to improve.

Back then, we appreciated, in a sense, the notion that success starts with us putting the basics in place. That we may have forgotten this only creates stress for us now as we attempt anything new.

Or not. Perhaps everything comes down to luck. To share your thoughts on the idea that success starts with us putting the basics in place, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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.

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