Going beyond ‘wanting’ to reach ‘having’

August 13, 2020

It’s all very well, as they say, to know what is driving us forward. But going beyond ‘wanting’ to reach ‘having’ requires action in addition to knowledge.

Putting energy, movement, passion even, into endeavours is more likely to get us our desired outcomes quicker than merely hoping. Going beyond ‘wanting’ to reach ‘having’ in such instances propels us towards success.

Possibly the line between ‘wanting’ and ‘having’ is wafer-thin. In any case, it needs to be crossed if we are to gain the prizes.

So, thinking about where you are right now, what do you need to implement, change, or put into being to ensure you are going beyond ‘wanting’ to reach ‘having’? Will you do what is necessary? By when? And if not, what do you learn from that?

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Brian Groves DipM FCIM 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.

Through coaching, training and writing, Brian works mainly with motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Would you work for you?

August 9, 2020

Regardless of our employment status or official role, our approach towards others impacts on how we live each day.

Some folk suggest people reflect how they perceive us with their attitudes. Certainly, a smile often produces a smile in return, or a look of confusion depending on the setting. In any case, to what extent are we demonstrating an open, friendly approach to those we encounter?

If this inquiry leaves us unsure about how we interact with those around us, we could ask simply ‘Would you work for you?’ Do we come across as being the type of person we’d like to be employed by? Do we consider ourselves as caring individuals or aggressive taskmasters?

Pondering the question ‘Would you work for you?’ might produce valuable input, beneficial to ourselves and eventually to everyone else too.

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P.S. So, would you work for you?

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM 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 wide awake as we go about living the dream

August 6, 2020

Even if many people choose to move through life as if asleep, being wide awake as we go about ‘living the dream’ is an option we have.

Without judging anyone and not wanting to suggest one approach to life is better than another, being wide awake as we go about ‘living the dream’ ensures full engagement with each moment. Yes, at times ‘just getting through the day’ can be considered an achievement but, mostly, life gives back to us what we put in.

Setting aside the blame game for any negative or less than desired situations around us, to what extent are we truly taking responsibility for our actions and efforts? Anything thing less than 100% indicates we have the opportunity to enhance our way of being.

And being wide awake as we go about ‘living the dream’ is a fundamental first step to improving things, no?

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Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM 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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Leading with passion daily

August 2, 2020

Setting out a vision then never referring to it again cannot take us forward. Leading with passion daily, on the other hand, provides direction plus energy and motivation for all concerned to reach the desired results.

Leading with passion daily demonstrates a commitment to ‘Being our best’. When we put passion into our actions there can be no space for half-hearted efforts.

It is always clear when people operate with enthusiasm for what they are doing, and leading with passion daily is an example of this approach to life.

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Brian Groves DipM FCIM 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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Making meaningful connections in a noisy marketplace

July 30, 2020

Just because we can, in theory, connect with everyone nowadays, doesn’t mean we have to. Making meaningful connections in a noisy marketplace is likely to be more:

a) Authentic;

b) Beneficial to all parties;

c) Constructive in terms of time usage.

After making meaningful connections in a noisy marketplace, we have the chance to take conversations away from the hustle and bustle of social media platforms to engage in deeper discussions in a more relaxing setting.

Yes, making meaningful connections in a noisy marketplace could be considered ‘Old School’. However, why should we throw out past strategies if they remain valid in the present and offer growth for the future?

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM 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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Focusing on the details

July 26, 2020

Noticing items.
Focusing on the details,
building our success.

 

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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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Remembering good conversations begin with great listening

July 23, 2020

Explaining a point of view, getting an argument across, and detailing our thinking, are all valid reasons for talking to anyone. However, let’s not stop there. Remembering good conversations begin with great listening adds additional value to interpersonal exchanges.

Remembering good conversations begin with great listening gives us the chance to connect with those in front of us. By showing interest in their words, and demonstrating our active listening with questions, gestures, and even facial expressions, we are building the base for a good conversation.

And if, in turn, they choose to listen to us then we have more probability of being able to set out our thoughts without them being interrupted or ignored.

Without getting into the area of listening to pauses, paying close attention to words spoken and indeed not spoken, plus sensitivity regarding the passion and energy behind any gestures used, the idea of remembering good conversations begin with great listening is one worthy of further exploration.

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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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Not everything needs doing but something does

July 19, 2020

In a world in which we have almost unlimited opportunities, it is easy to believe we can do whatever we like. As much as this might be the case, let’s remember not everything needs doing but something does.

Clarifying ‘everything’ and ‘something’ produces valuable input to guide us in moving forward effectively. Appreciating ‘not everything needs doing but something does’ helps us focus energy on strategic measures designed to maximize our efforts.

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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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What does success look like to you?

July 16, 2020

Spending time pondering objectives and clarifying goals is a worthy activity to undertake regularly.

Various aspects of our life could be put in the spotlight for the sake of establishing what we wish to achieve in the short-term, medium-term, and long-term.

And once these exploration exercises are complete, it might be possible to answer the key question: what does success look like to you?

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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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Reflecting on why each step matters

July 12, 2020

A leap to move from A to Z might sound attractive, but reflecting on why each step matters usually produces more concrete and less dangerous results.

By reflecting on why each step matters, we can evaluate what we need to do to ensure the proposed steps are as effective as possible.

Furthermore, reflecting on why each step matters allows us to bring together the necessary resources to achieve success once reflection turns into action.

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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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