Seeing the goal before us

July 1, 2018

Goal before us

A fundamental point for achieving anything is seeing the goal before us. Without a clear view – literally or figuratively – of our objective, all efforts risk to be wasted.

Whilst there are few guarantees our enterprise and persistence will lead us to where we wish to arrive, again seeing the goal before us is a valid method for ensuring we maintain focus in our endeavour. Some people might argue a goal should be so big it dominates all we do and spurs us forward moment by moment.

Within the field of professional and personal development, techniques and actions known to bring success to an individual are best continued with. There is no point in wandering far from a tried and proven winning strategy, like seeing the goal before us.

On the other hand, if we are still at the stage of attempting to discover the most suitable approach for us then an element of experimentation is called for. Even so, determination, self-motivation and a firm belief in the possibility of the eventual accomplishment of our goal are crucial factors for us to cultivate.

Believing in the potential of us all, it is probable you have already ticked off a number of goals for this year. If you would like to share your input on how you managed this, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thank you for reading this ‘Seeing the goal before us’ 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 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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Seeing beyond the moment

May 6, 2018

Building in the foreground

Aware of the extent we are actually wrapped up in whatever is going on around us, we have the choice to engage in a spot of seeing beyond the moment. It might be both surprising and rewarding to connect with something more than the immediate.

Whilst we remain involved in ongoing events, seeing beyond the moment gives us a glimpse of a wider picture. In all likelihood, it will be a vision attuned to our long-term strategic goals as opposed to those of others or possibly our own short-term tactical objectives.

Yet it would be unwise to dismiss completely ‘the now’ for ‘the later’. After all, actions undertaken today could well be the foundations for our desired tomorrow. As ever, clarity of purpose and a keen sense of our values can guide how we live.

If you would like to invest an hour of your time in a complimentary coaching session via Skype or Google+ hangout, perhaps to explore further the idea of seeing beyond the moment, please get in contact with me.

Thanks for reading this ‘Seeing beyond the moment’ post, I hope it has provided some proverbial food for thought.

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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What does it actually mean to you?

February 7, 2018

Empty pavement

 

Thinking about an issue you are facing right now, what does it actually mean to you? To what extent are you employing time, energy and even your soul, on dealing with this matter?

It could be you have been thrown into the middle of a situation not of your making and not to your liking. Still, it is what it is, but what does it actually mean to you?

We can choose to answer this question with a cold, rational response. This is an option. Listening to our heart is another one. Yet we get to hear this response only in a moment of personal reflection. Taking time now, what does it actually mean to you?

Once we are clear on this point, actions will be significant. Operating from a position of understanding is more valid than flapping around, hoping to ‘do the right thing’ without knowing what that involves.

Thanks for connecting here today and taking the time to read this ‘What does it actually mean to you?’ 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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Using clarity as a point of reference

January 21, 2018

Clarity through a window

 

It is fair to imagine we all have various points of references related to our everyday activities and ongoing projects. Even so, using clarity as a point of reference may widen our outlook today and offer insight leading to an enhanced tomorrow.

Using clarity as a point of reference, on the other hand, is wasted when we fail to act upon this precious input in the most productive manner. Seeing the big picture and yet remaining entrenched in our existing, dare we say limiting, perspective does little to move us towards our objectives.

Success is obtained by aligning action with clearly defined intentions. Using clarity as a point of reference is then a crucial element to achieving objectives. Drifting through the day without any goals remains an option, though one without much chance of bringing happiness and satisfaction for a ‘day lived fully’.

As ever, we get to choose our outlook and habits. Embracing clarity seems, right now, not a bad choice. To join the conversation on the issue of using clarity as a point reference, please leave a comment below.

In the meantime, thanks for connecting here 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 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 reach their full 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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Using points of references to guide our progress

October 8, 2017

Points of references

 

Without using points of references to guide our progress we can occasionally be lucky and actually arrive at our desired destination. The probability of a successful outcome to our efforts is, however, enhanced when we do go about using them.

What we take as our points of references will be related to the nature of the endeavour as well as to how we feel about it. We might wish to benchmark our progress using people we know who have gone before us. Alternatively, our progress could be measured against commonly known and widely available criteria.

Then again, we may choose specific items closely associated with the matter in question to assist us on our journey. Using points of references to guide our progress, in any case, keeps us fully focused on what we are attempting to do and where we are aiming to reach.

Whatever our way of using points of references to guide our progress, and accepting there will be times the path is tough going, we should remind ourselves often why we are aiming to move from where we are to a different location, be it physical or figurative. Clarity concerning this is a key factor to reaching our goal.

For now, thanks for being here and reading this ‘Using points of references to guide our progress’ post.

Brian.

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.

You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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Being clear about what we want to see

October 5, 2017

Clear outlook

 

Looking in a haphazard manner is fine in certain circumstances yet being clear about what we want to see is ideal for those situations when clarity is called for.

We might find it ironic to ponder clarity from the perspective of being clear about what we want to see. In many ways perhaps it is. Nevertheless, with an intention firmly established prior to engaging in the activity of looking we will most likely find the exercise valid.

Having decided our objective for the undertaking we should not, however, believe it is enough to guarantee what we eventually see will be exactly what we hoped for. We can do our bit in the process of observing but the result does not depend entirely on us.

Being clear about what we want to see naturally influences where we go about searching. Knowing our desired outcome points us in one direction as opposed to another. If the question is related to a specific issue then this too acts as a point of reference for our activity.

Another consideration to keep in mind regarding the notion of being clear about what we want to see is that of trusting there exists the object in question to be seen. Wanting to see unicorns in the local park is one thing, actually seeing them could turn out to be a completely different matter.

To join the conversation here please feel free to leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Being clear about what we want to see’ post today.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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.

You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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How to manage our daily outlook

July 20, 2017

 

Irrespective of where we are, what we are doing and even why we are doing it, learning how to manage our daily outlook will play a large role in the way we experience the day. The exercise, however, can last a lifetime or be completed in the blink of an eye.

As ever, the speed of acquisition is a personal matter. And clarity concerning the benefits associated with a managed daily outlook is perhaps the first step to developing this desirable skill.

We could think of a boat drifting without direction. Any wave, current or wind would move the vessel. Yet unless the destination is unimportant, such a journey appears pointless. In a similar fashion, our outlook is a point of reference for the flow of the day.

Asking ourselves how to manage our daily outlook opens the mind to reflection. We might discover in the process a certain propensity towards one or more specific methods.

Whether it be focusing on goals to the exclusion of all else around us or using our time as constructively as possible across a range of endeavours, we need to be comfortable with any eventual changes we wish or need to implement as a result of our efforts.

If you’d like to ponder how to manage your daily outlook as part of a complimentary coaching session, via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in touch.

In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘How to manage our daily outlook’ post.

Brian.

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.

You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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