Embracing patterns of daily life

May 20, 2018

Patterned flooring

Embracing patterns of daily life, rather than deciding to ignore particular messages, is a way we could tap into a source of learning available to us.

Recently a client referred to déjà vu, noticing how certain themes seemed to be showing up in various formats. Perhaps life was attempting to make contact.

The American-born Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön stated in her book When things fall apart: heart advice for difficult times: “nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” This is especially apt for any reflection on the topic of embracing patterns of daily life.

Being open to receiving learning from a variety of sources, also by embracing patterns of daily life, we are in a strong position to explore the full range of emotions and experiences making up life.

Noticing, or better embracing, patterns of daily life such as recurring themes might be more beneficial than walking through life only partially aware of what is going on around us. Life becomes a fountain of inspiration when we ‘wake up’ to it.

Thanks for reading this ‘Embracing patterns of daily life’ post. Please feel free to join the conversation here by leaving a comment below.

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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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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Not fooled by the glitter and sparkle

April 29, 2018

Sparkling bracelets

Given you are reading this rather than a celebrity gossip site, it is fair to suggest you are not fooled by the glitter and sparkle of instant gratification.

Nowadays it seems we are obliged to be constantly choosing where to direct our attention. Perhaps this has always been the case, yet things seem to have multiplied with the ubiquitous online presence of us all. Managing our focus, being not fooled by the glitter and sparkle, is a crucial part of any day as such.

With so many notices designed to catch our eye the effort to be not fooled by the glitter and sparkle and thus distracted from our goal is no easy matter. Curiosity is natural and resisting the crafted messages of marketers is almost a job in itself.

Of course, there will be occasions in which the glitter and sparkle live up to the hype. Whether we decide to pursue a policy of seeking that moment is a personal issue. Only we can decide how much time to set aside to follow up ‘Special offers’, ‘Limited offers’ plus ‘End-of-line offers’.

For now, let me thank you again for being here and choosing to read this ‘Not fooled by the glitter and sparkle’ 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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Being accountable to our values

March 22, 2018

Closed sign

Feeling obliged to justify our outlook on life suggests others are attempting to control or manipulate us.

That said, being accountable to our values is something requiring a personal input. We are guided, implicitly or explicitly, by our set of heartfelt values and mostly our actions flow from them rather than as opposed to them.

Being accountable to our values might come across as outdated nowadays if we buy into the prevalent instant gratification mindset of society in general.

Nevertheless, there are many people – you and me, for example – who prefer to navigate through life guided by what we hold dear even at the cost of appearing ‘out of sync’ with the world at large.

‘More’ does not always equal ‘ Better’. ‘Later’ can be preferable to ‘Now’, if it means concentrating on ‘Important’ issues to us, rather than those issues merely ‘Urgent’ to other people.

Before you leave this ‘Being accountable to our values’ post, let me just acknowledge you for your presence here and encourage you to keep being you.

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 intuition intuitively every day

March 1, 2018

Intuitively cloudy day

Using intuition intuitively every day is something we can engage in, even without a conscious effort, for the sake of living to the full. Once we are able to trust that nagging feeling, the symbolic itch desiring to be scratched, we open up options previously closed to us.

However, life throws challenges into the routine we have taken trouble arranging. With the unexpected creeping up, using intuition intuitively every day becomes almost a necessity.

The tasks needing to be completed appear clearly before us when we are using intuition intuitively every day. Strength of character and a sense of purpose guide us each step forward.

Being courageous enough to allow our inner guidance system to direct us is a winning move on our part. But, are we ready to go about using intuition intuitively every day? Upon reflection, are we courageous enough not to?

Thanks for reading this ‘Using intuition intuitively every day’ 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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Taking care as we proceed on our way

December 10, 2017

Care sign

 

It is rarely wise to walk into an endeavour or activity without assessing, even briefly, the risks we could face sooner or later. In a similar way, ignoring the action of taking care as we proceed on our way, perhaps towards a strategic objective, is something best avoided.

Although we may be so captured by our goal that we feel any moment away from engaging with it is a loss of time, taking care as we proceed on our way is actually an undertaking likely to enhance success as opposed to keep it away from us.

Likewise, attempting anything when not in the best of conditions, usually means we are forced to repeat certain elements of it again, as mistakes or instances of sub-standard performance need to be compensated for.

‘Running on empty’ is a phrase much used in the field of personal development to suggest the idea of not taking care as we proceed on our way. Experiencing exhaustion, being burnt out or feeling overly stressed are companions we can do without as we continue marching forward.

Of course, taking care might also involve being aware of other potential issues, not just physical fatigue. Evaluating financial costs, timing questions and so forth will keep projects not only to schedule, within the budget and aligned to desired outcomes but ensure we are taking care as we proceed on our way.

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, 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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What if that door was the entry to your desired future?

November 16, 2017

Door

 

For a few minutes, let’s ponder the question ‘What if that door was the entry to your desired future?’ In the first instance, we might think we should quickly enter it. After all, it is our ‘desired future’ supposedly awaiting on the other side.

Unfortunately, things are rarely so clear-cut. Moving through the proverbial doorway to a longed-for situation may involve leaving the familiarity of a well-constructed existence, composing of a comfortable lifestyle surrounded by people and objects offering us happiness and satisfaction.

The issue gets more complicated when we add fears and doubts into the mix. As much as we are striving to embrace a tomorrow built on us reaching goals and objectives, there can be aspects of our dream we are not entirely convinced we are capable or deserving of having and living.

So, what if that door was the entry to your desired future? To what degree are you willing to ‘risk the good to reach the best?’ Each situation holds within it challenges and opportunities. Believing in the concept of being able to live life to the full in any moment, we are more inclined to take obstacles in our stride and not be put off by the fear of success prior to reaching our desired future.

Thanks for reading this ‘What if that door was the entry to your desired future?’ post.

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, 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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