Letting our true self shine

November 3, 2019

The idea of accomplishing anything should, perhaps, be evaluated by considering how we can go about letting our true self shine.

Achieving success without letting our true self shine is a sure-fire way of obtaining a hollow victory at best. On the contrary, by putting authenticity at the heart of our endeavours we ensure we are connecting wholly with each step along the road to our objective.

And by letting our true self shine in all our undertakings we are giving the green light, so to speak, to others to behave similarly.

Of course, these ideas are not new and no doubt this is not the first time you’ve come across them. To share your thoughts on the issue of ‘Letting our true self shine’, please leave a comment below.

For now, thanks for stopping here to read this ‘Letting our true self shine’ post.

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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Why authenticity tops effort

October 20, 2019

Being ourselves every moment of the day is a way of living authentically and says much about our outlook on life.

Making plans aligned with our values and taking actions by following our intentions, we leave little room for anyone to doubt who we are and what we stand for.

These reasons alone, it seems fair to suggest, explain why authenticity tops effort. Of course, many times we need to do something, make an effort as it were, to realize our objectives. Yet these efforts invariably flow more smoothly when based on our authentic approach to life, work and all points in between.

Living life with authenticity as the central point of reference is a matter of making heartfelt choices. To explore your choices as part of a coaching conversation, please get in contact.

Right now, thanks for being here and for reading this ‘Why authenticity tops efforts’ post.

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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How authenticity speaks loudly for us

March 15, 2018

Swans speaking loudly

How authenticity speaks loudly for us is something we might choose to ignore, or there again worry about to the point of getting nothing done. Being conscious of the impact of our words and our actions leads to an understanding of how authenticity speaks loudly for us.

So:

a) To what extent are we true to our word?

b) Does our way of being match our internal intentions or are our actions based on spontaneous reactions to external events?

c) To what level do circumstances decide the focus of our attention and the amount of time we give to matters?

Reviewing our answers and pondering how authenticity speaks loudly for us is a personal responsibility. If, however, you’d like to use your insights as the starting point of a complimentary coaching session via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in contact.

In the meantime, thanks for taking the time to read this ‘How authenticity speaks loudly for us’ 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 a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related 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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To what extent do you trust your gut feeling?

March 8, 2018

Hearts on fabric

In a similar fashion to the recent ‘Using intuition intuitively every day’ post, you might wish to ponder to what extent do you trust your gut feeling?

A key factor in being able to trust our gut feeling is that of recalling past instances in which we successfully navigated a tricky situation by listening to our intuition. Knowing we have thrived once in an action gives us the confidence to do it again, and trusting our gut feeling falls into such a category.

Oftentimes, we know it is right to trust our gut feeling, yet talk ourselves out of doing so. The ‘easy route’, that chosen by the ‘majority of society’ continually requires less effort to walk and ‘being part of the crowd’ is a more comfortable option than walking just with our values as company.

All the same, by reflecting on the question ‘To what extent do you trust your gut feeling?’ and listening to the answer we invariably find our way forward.

Thanks for being here today and reading this ‘To what extent do you trust your gut feeling?’ post.

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 a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related 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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Packaged simply

May 4, 2017

Simple packaging

 

Be it an object or an idea, when packaged simply anything has the potential to be understood in an instance. A certain neatness draws us to it we might say.

In terms of using the object in question packaged simply, the simplicity of packaging might help us in connecting to it for the sake of implementing or using it. Certainly, it is not fair to assume this will always be so, yet many times it is.

Another benefit of having something packaged simply, at least from the perspective of respecting the environment, is the absence of unnecessary waste. So often we have to fight our way through needless layers of plastic, cardboard and the like to actually reach the thing which could easily have been packaged simply.

The question to be asked may well be whether those who, for whatever reasons, fail to ensure their product or service is packaged simply have ever attempted to use it? If yes, why weren’t better opening instructions included? If no, why not?

Taking the matter of being packaged simply to perhaps extreme levels, to what extent are we hiding behind facades, hype, and bluff? Would it be fair to say we live up to our words and communicate effectively who we are, being authentic at all times?

To share your thoughts on the points raised here, please leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘Packaged simply‘ post.

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

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 seen as we are in every moment

April 30, 2017

CCTV being seen sign

 

Putting aside the benefits or otherwise of being seen as we are in every moment by way of the numerous CCTV cameras directed at us everywhere, let’s consider the idea of being seen behind the facade and masks we may use for whatever reason as we go about performing our daily routines.

It is likely we have become accustomed to undertaking various roles over the course of the day. With these parts – worker, student, customer, father, mother, family member, friend, neighbour and the like – come expectations regarding our performance. Authenticity and integrity, however, could suffer in the process.

Attempting to live up to what is required or considered best practice leads, in many cases, to the aforementioned facade and masks. It is so easy to forget who we are in such instances. Letting go of any worries about being seen as we are in every moment by others can be liberating.

Being seen as we are in every moment by ourselves, on the other hand, involves a good measure of self-awareness coupled with a dash of curiosity. From this position of clarity, we are able to ensure that the forthcoming efforts are directed towards our desired goals, as opposed to those of everyone else excluding ours.

To share your input on the issues raised, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Being seen as we are in every moment’ post.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com
Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves
Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com
Amazon: amazon.com/author/briangroves
Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/BrianGroves
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bgdtcoaching/videos
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/today/author/bgdtcoaching
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bgdtcoaching/the-bgdtcoaching-space

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.

Publications

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)


Thirty things

October 15, 2015

Thirty table

Without knowing you, let me suggest thirty things you bring to the table of life.

01) A clear notion of who you are.
02) A desire to be heard.
03) A full set of professional goals.
04) A willingness to embrace change.
05) An ability to live fully.
06) An abundant appreciation of life.
07) An understanding of your life purpose.
08) Authenticity.
09) Connectivity with the present.
10) Creativity.
11) Curiosity.
12) Determination.
13) Discipline.
14) Endless joy regarding the beauty of nature.
15) Energy.
16) Experience.
17) Fierce courage to live your values.
18) Heartfelt personal goals.
19) Hope for the future.
20) Interpersonal abilities.
21) Intuition.
22) Mindfulness of the moment.
23) Patience.
24) Personal competences.
25) Respect for others.
26) Respect for the past.
27) Self-respect.
28) The capacity to learn.
29) Tranquillity.
30) Your sense of humour.

You are truly naturally creative, resourceful, and whole. Thanks for reading this ‘Thirty things‘ post.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

Google+: google.com/+BrianGroves

Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bgdtcoaching/videos

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bgdtcoaching/the-bgdtcoaching-space

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.

Publications

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) and Training through drama for work (2009).


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