Are you distracted or merely taking a break?

April 5, 2020

Okay, so we can’t always be super productive but, right now, are you distracted or merely taking a break?

Both activities have a place in our schedule and offer benefits in their way.

Benefits of being distracted:

1) We give our mind a rest from the task before us;

2) A change of attention could spark a creative connection useful for whatever we were working on before;

3) We might discover the activity we have been distracted from was not that important. Maybe we were doing it just for the sake of doing it.

The benefits of taking a break are well-noted. A new perspective, some fresh air and a bit of exercise wake up our senses, putting us in a better position to renew our work after the break.

So, right now, are you distracted or merely taking a break? Is reading this post a distraction or a moment of relaxation?

Whatever your answers, thank you for being here. To share your input on the question ‘Are you distracted or merely taking a break?’ please leave a comment below.

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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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Seeing beyond this moment

April 2, 2020

It is so easy to get wrapped up in what is occurring right now, yet seeing beyond this moment is crucial if we are to be effective as well as efficient.

One thing is to focus attention on our tasks today. Another is to be so concentrated we miss input from around us to help shape our tomorrow. Seeing beyond this moment might require us to block off time away from the routine activities to consciously let the mind wander.

Though difficult initially, training ourselves to let go of the idea we have to be busy at all times allows us to engage in seeing beyond this moment. And once we proverbially return to the now, our actions can have a greater impact, in the present and the future.

To explore how coaching could help you in seeing beyond this moment, feel free to get in contact.

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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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Moving on from where we are right now

March 15, 2020

Moving on from where we are right now, revolves around the notion of attempting to improve our position.

Life is in continual movement. Realistically, for us to ‘keep up’ we need to ensure we are moving on from where we are right now just to maintain our actual status and so forth.

As ever, clarity regarding our direction is crucial to operating effectively and efficiently. The alternative scenario involves doing ‘this and that’, running ‘here and there’, hoping we hit upon a result ‘more or less’ providing us with a dash of satisfaction.

However we choose to navigate through life, including moving on from where we are right now, it can be helpful to have someone to bounce ideas off and to hear us, even when saying nothing. To explore how coaching can benefit you, get in contact.

Before moving on from where we are right now, let me thank you for stopping by today and please feel free to like and share this post.

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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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Letting ourselves be interrupted

March 1, 2020

We might never admit to it but there are most likely times we go about letting ourselves be interrupted.

As a way of getting out of an unpleasant task, letting ourselves be interrupted ranks quite high. Putting aside the tedious, testing or tiresome chore we can lose ourselves in the interruption. And then place our lack of progress in what we should be doing at the feet of the interruption.

‘Choosing to’ rather than ‘letting ourselvesbe interrupted ensures we live on our terms instead of being at the whim of whatever interruption turns up.

Looking at the notion of letting ourselves be interrupted from another perspective, we may wish to consider the benefits a break gives us. This is especially so when we are struggling to be creative or have to think strategically rather than go on operating tactically.

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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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Being proactive regarding our goals

February 27, 2020

Sitting around dreaming about what life would be like if things were different is a popular habit, yet for taking us nearer to our objectives it cannot beat being proactive regarding our goals.

Choices impact on our circumstances. And being proactive regarding our goals ensures we are working with awareness of our desired outcome, as opposed to a) chasing after the latest fad to ‘reach success’ or, again, b) sitting around dreaming about what life would be like if things were different.

Choosing to engage with the world as it is by being proactive regarding our goals is risky and requires a dose of courage. If we fail in our efforts, it will be down to us. But if we succeed, or at least enjoy the endeavour, the risk will have been worthwhile.

To discuss how coaching could help you reach your goals, please get in contact.

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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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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 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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Breaking through our limiting limits

February 2, 2020

Being stuck in a cycle of discomfort, resistance to change and then upset regarding a lack of progress can suggest it is time for us to go about breaking through our limiting limits.

At any moment, external factors are impacting on our performance. Even so, many of the items holding us back from living our potential are related to the way we see ourselves. Believing we are unworthy of anything better, not deserving of success, makes it hard for us to achieve our supposed heartfelt goals.

We undermine our efforts before we undertake them when we are unable to engage in breaking through our limiting limits.

Breaking through our limiting limits is, unfortunately, an activity only we can accomplish for ourselves. And fully connecting with what we perceive as life beyond the limits is a good starting point in the endeavour.

Being kind to ourselves as we are breaking through our limiting limits, knowing changing entrenched habits takes time, keeps us on course to achieving success. Accepting there will occasions our old ways attempt to drag us back ensures we are aware of these possible setbacks.

If reaching out to a coach seems like a useful strategy in your pursuit of changing habits for the sake of living your potential, please get in contact.

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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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