Appreciating silence associated with today

December 27, 2018

Silent street

Attempting to find a few minutes in order to engage in appreciating silence associated with today may not be easy, but it will surely be beneficial. These few days in between festivities are often viewed as crucial moments by those obliged or requested to work.

The relative inactivity of this time of the year gives us the opportunity to catch up, as it were, with all those tasks and chores usually left for now. We might be working but in a more relaxed manner than once the phones start ringing again. Appreciating silence associated with today is a gift worth embracing.

Appreciating silence associated with today is additionally an approach to give ourselves time to just be with where we are. This is, of course, the opposite of trying to be everywhere for everyone at the same time.

So, rather than fill this page with many more words, I will let you enjoy a spot of appreciating silence associated with today.

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 taught 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.

Twitter iconWebsite icon

Amazon icon

IG icon

Advertisements

Is it worth concentrating on anything nowadays?

March 18, 2018

Goal drawn on a wall

There are some people who feel everything is so topsy-turvy these days that to even ask the question ‘Is it worth concentrating on anything nowadays?’ is pointless.

Being cynical and dismissive of the concept of goal-setting is an option. That said, it is not the only one. It can be argued that precisely because life comes across as chaotic, we need to answer in the affirmative to the inquiry ‘Is it worth concentrating on anything nowadays?

Without our personal and professional objectives to guide us, our concentration risks to be lost to the confusion around us. Busyness is not to the same as business. The extent to which we value our time and put it to productive use – in any areas of life close to our heart – is ours to decide.

Another point worth bearing in mind when pondering ‘Is it worth concentrating on anything nowadays?’ is that of fundamental enjoyment. Life offers so much in the way of mental stimulation and natural beauty, it seems a shame to let time drift by in a haphazard fashion.

Is it worth concentrating on anything nowadays? Your response is yours alone to reflect on.

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.

Twitter iconWebsite icon

Amazon icon

IG icon


To what extent will this matter tomorrow?

January 4, 2018

Dark clouds

 

One way we can keep things in perspective is to ask ourselves “To what extent will this matter tomorrow?” In a world changing faster than ever it seems, this simple enquiry may just keep us connected to what is really important.

Pondering the question ‘To what extent will this matter tomorrow?‘ and then listening attentively to our response ensures present efforts are fully focused on priorities.

Being guided by a structured programme, albeit with an element of flexibility incorporated into it most likely, helps us to reach our objectives.

To what extent will this matter tomorrow?” For many, who operate according to the concept of giving proverbial oil to whatever door squeaks the loudest, the response is perhaps “It probably won’t.”

Doing this or that in a haphazard fashion invariably saps energy, rendering any output mechanical and listless at best.

That said, many things we are dealing with now will matter tomorrow. Though overused, the saying “We are building tomorrow today” holds true.

To explore the challenges, choices and/or opportunities you are currently facing as part of a complimentary coaching session, via Skype or Google+ hangout, get in contact.

In the meantime, thanks for reading this To what extent will this matter tomorrow? 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 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.

Twitter iconWebsite icon

Amazon icon

IG icon


Centre of the moment

May 8, 2016

Duck in the centre of the moment

With the spotlight on and our role calling us to perform, we are truly at the centre of the moment.

It could be we operate on no fixed or specific stage. Accordingly, we are at the centre of the moment at all times as our work represents us on an ongoing basis.

If we are actually required to perform – like a duck in the pond – at only one location, there will be no confusion regarding where and when we are at the centre of the moment.

The answer is to be found in the location of yesterday’s endeavour as well as that of today. To understand where we will be at the centre of the moment tomorrow we need to wait until then, however.

Referring again to our duck in the pond, it finds itself at the centre of the moment captured in the photo for eternity. Whether it is happy to be there is not for us to say, yet it is probably better to have been shot with the camera than with a gun no doubt.

Moving away from such existential consideration, back to the centre of the moment, we might wish to keep in mind our performance lasts beyond the actual time on stage.

Those moments prior to starting, and indeed also those minutes afterwards as we remain in the vicinity of our work, represent time someone can be assessing us and so it is crucial we remain conscious of being at the centre of the moment also then.

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).

 


Where to next

February 14, 2016

Sign post

Okay, so we have done everything required of us. We’ve stretched ourselves, worked hard, and reached our immediate goals. Rather than being filled with joy or a feeling of satisfaction, however, the question uppermost in our mind might just be ‘Where to next?’

If the question ‘Where to next?’ contains an element of disappointment or dissatisfaction we could use this to explore not only ‘Where to next?, but also ‘how’ and ‘why’. In theory, success leads to further success. In practice, intention and effort still need to be provided.

How we go about answering these fundamental questions will impact greatly on our forthcoming actions. Should the ‘Where to next?’ question be perceived as a genuine enquiry, our heart will hold the response. In such an instance all we need to do is listen to it and then follow its suggestion.

On the other hand, if we are pleased with where we are we might not be ready to move off yet. In answer to ‘Where to next?’ we also have the option of remaining here. Being happy with our current location, it is surely worth appreciating it as much as we can, for as long as possible.

From another perspective, asking ourselves ‘Where to next?’ has the power to harness our thoughts and marshal our resources for subsequent endeavours, here or elsewhere. Embracing fully the present time, wherever we are, let me thank you for reading this ‘Where to next?’ 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).

 


Out there

August 20, 2015

Sea view out there

Out there life is easy. Out there work is painless. Out there obstacles are non-existent. Really? To what extent have we actually verified these statements? Why are we so sure the proverbial grass, or sea, is ‘greener’ there than it is here?

Believing things are better somewhere else, consciously or otherwise, we create conditions which in a way ensure things live up to our expectations. And in a similar fashion, by focusing exclusively on negative aspects of where we are now we give support to our thinking about out there.

Being satisfied where we are, out there or here now, is much about connecting with life in its entirety. Knowing the present is a fleeting instance, and our perceptions of it are likewise evolving continuously, might encourage us to enjoy right now actually right here.

Regardless of our pleasure or displeasure with it, embracing the moment is an attitude we have under our control. The effort and indeed the action of using this power will impact greatly on how we see the world, out there or right here, in the next second following this one. Perhaps.

Whether out there is where you are or not, let me thank you for spending a few minutes of your time here today. Please feel free to leave a comment below concerning this ‘Out there‘ post if you so wish.

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 and CTI-trained co-active coach, 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).


%d bloggers like this: