Offering value in addition to a saving

March 31, 2019

Whenever the ads appear for the Sales linked to various times of the year, it is likely some people wonder whether retailers are offering value in addition to a saving.

Obtaining more of this or that merely because it is cheaper today than yesterday is not always a wise action. Each person will, quite rightly, have his or her outlook on this matter of offering value in addition to a saving, but let’s just mention two generic points here.

1) Sometimes more doesn’t equate to greater satisfaction. With certain foods, the pleasure derives from ‘enjoying a treat’ rather than being able to ‘binge’ whenever the desire hits us. In the Northern Hemisphere, strawberries are for June rather than Christmas, no?

2) Cheap is not always the same as useful. If we buy something only because it is on sale yet we have no use for the item concerned, the manufacturer is hardly offering value in addition to a saving.

Regardless how we look at it, when nobody is offering value in addition to a saying, things are reduced to a question of price and the path to the bottom is, poetically speaking, littered with trash.

Thanks for connecting here today and taking the time to read this ‘Offering value in addition to a saving’ 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 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.

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 guide to being ourselves

February 28, 2019

On occasions, the way ahead is clear, without any obstacles between where we are and our desired destination. Using clarity as a guide to being ourselves in such instances may seem unnecessary. After all, everything is already visible.

Yet there will be days in which clouds in the form of doubts and uncertainties oblige us to engage in using clarity as a guide to being ourselves. Clarity here refers to the choice most closely aligned to our values. It is not necessarily the easy option but surely the one that resonates strongly with our outlook on life.

Learning to trust this element of clarity is itself a big step forward to actually being ourselves. Especially so if we are used to meekly following the orders and instructions of our peers, colleagues, friends, family members and additionally so-called ‘ significant others’.

Clarity of actions by using clarity as a guide to being ourselves comes down to this.

But clarity requires reflection for it to come into being. To explore this further as part of a coaching conversation, don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Right now, thanks for reading this ‘Using clarity as a guide to being ourselves’ 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 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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