Being our best or stepping aside?

February 6, 2020

Life offers us many choices: do this or that, go here or there. Yet one of the most difficult options we face revolves around the notion of whether we are ‘being our best or stepping aside?

Pondering if we are ‘being our best or stepping aside?’ puts us on the spot. We know when we are either giving our all and therefore ‘being our best’ – regardless of whether it is good enough for others – or stepping aside to let those who can give everything to the task do so.

Going through the motions is rarely a productive approach to life and certainly not one likely to lead us to the summit of our objectives. So, to what extent are we either being our best or stepping aside to focus on something else?

To explore the level of engagement you give to each day and the results your behaviour brings you, please get in contact and we can arrange a coaching conversation.

Having asked the question ‘Are we being our best or stepping aside?’ feel free to give your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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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 often do you let your potential shine bright?

May 25, 2017

Potential shining bright on the sea

 

By asking “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” I’m taking it for granted that at times you do unleash your potential, hence the emphasis should be placed on the ‘How often’ part of the question.

Going beyond this presumption, we might wish to consider how we could ensure we always give our best. In doing so there would be no need to ask “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” as our efforts represent our potential shining brightly right here, right now.

Perhaps you are already shouting out “All the time!” in answer to the question “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” And it stirs no doubts about whether you live life to the full in all you do.

However, the occasions we miss may relate to when we let our autopilot complete actions for us. Possibly we trust habits too much and lose opportunities best experienced by being present. “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” then becomes a crucial inquiry to evaluate and respond to carefully.

To what extent can you imagine a moment in the spotlight – in front of loved ones, friends, and acquaintances – as you perform to the best of your ability? If the thought fills you with pleasure, it is worth letting your potential shine bright every chance available.

So, having danced around the issue let me at this point put it to you: “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” If you’d like to explore your answer as part of a complimentary coaching session, via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in touch.

For now, thanks for reading this “How often do you let your potential shine bright?” post.

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

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

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)


Smiles all round

June 30, 2016

Smiling man

It is probably fair to say following the execution of our work we all appreciate a positive reaction from the recipient or beneficiary of our efforts, summed up by the phrase ‘smiles all round‘.

Reaching this satisfying conclusion depends, however, as much on us performing well the particular task as the audience feeling obliged or inspired to offer smiles all round. The one without the other cannot produce the result we desire.

Naturally though, when we do achieve a warm glow by receiving smiles all round, it may encourage us to repeat the level of performance the next time we are required to engage in the task.

In actual fact, whether we obtain smiles all round or not, in all likelihood we will already be motivated to give our all anew. Only in this way are we able to find fulfilment in our work. The alternative of ‘just going through the motions’ benefits few people, least of all ourselves.

To share your thoughts on the ideas raised here, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Smiles all round‘ post.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
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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.

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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