To what extent are we focusing on the details of life?

July 30, 2017

Window cleaner

 

How we answer the question ‘To what extent are we focusing on the details of life?’ will in many instances depend on the moment and how we feel towards it.

To what extent are we focusing on the details of life? The details of life referred to may include, although not be limited to a) things to be undertaken, b) people around us and c) our objective leading to the carrying out or upholding of our desired lifestyle.

Looking at the inquiry from another perspective, it might be interesting to consider what captures our attention more than the details of life. We could be distracted by our hobbies, bemused by world events or even merely tired and looking to be left alone by everyone and everything.

Only we can answer ‘To what extent are we focusing on the details of life?’ for ourselves. We should not, no matter how much the so-called ‘others’ push us to do so, feel obliged to follow any path – including that of focusing on the details of life – unless we are convinced it is right for us.

How we live our life is an individual matter. The weight we give to various aspects of life is rarely easily put into words. We need not think we have to justify our approach to anyone, provided we respect all, operating within the law of the land.

Or possibly not. If you would like to join the conversation here and share your ideas, please leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘To what extent are we focusing on the details of life?’ post.

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 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.

You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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To what extent are we ready for tomorrow?

July 16, 2017

Sunrise on tomorrow

 

Let’s be clear from the start by asking to what extent are we ready for tomorrow? we are assuming there will be a tomorrow. Usually I prefer to avoid assumptions, but in this case, I have made an exception. So, with fingers crossed and touching wood, I’ll let the supposition about tomorrow stand.

Two points spring to mind concerning ‘To what extent are we ready for tomorrow?

Firstly, the extent is important. Giving ourselves the maximum chance of obtaining a successful tomorrow depends on what we do today. Secondly, the matter is under our control and hence we will also be partly responsible for the resulting outcome too.

Preparing for an assignment or undertaking is a key element to being ready. Ideally, we set aside time to investigate what is required of us and then take the appropriate actions to acquire the relevant skills. Of course, this may mean a bringing together of existing items if the event is one we are pretty familiar with.

Should it be this inquiry about to what extent are we ready for tomorrow has stirred you to action today for tomorrow, and you’d like to explore options as part of a complimentary coaching session via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in contact.

For now, thanks for reading this ‘To what extent are we ready for tomorrow?’ 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 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.

You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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Are you giving in or giving to the moment?

June 8, 2017

Clouds in the moment

 

It could be we are sailing along without thought to how we approach each day. If this is the case then the inquiry ‘Are you giving in or giving to the moment?’ would be a ‘bolt out of the blue’. Then again, you may be the type of person who is sensitive to the impact your presence has on those around you.

Taking the first section of the question ‘Are you giving in or giving to the moment?’, the aspect of ‘giving in’ or surrendering to the moment, our action is linked to our way of being as well as the situation we are facing.

As the saying goes: “We don’t need to fight every battle”. This is true especially at a challenging time when resources such as energy, patience and resolve are being tested to the limit.

Giving to the moment, the second section of the question ‘Are you giving in or giving to the moment?’, might suggest we are embracing whatever is before us. Ideally, we are offering our potential to ensure we are living the experience of the moment, whilst being an integral part of it.

Giving in or giving to, two positions seemly opposite in nature. Even so, ‘Are you giving in or giving to the moment?’ remains a question for us to answer, according to our own criteria and in the moment itself.

Brian.

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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)


Heart Poems On Waves

May 18, 2017

Ebook cover Heart Poems On Waves

Along the way the journey flows. Starting back then, continuing in waves.”

Based on my love of the sea, this book offers twenty-six inspirational poems, from A to Z, as a celebration of life.

The potential to live fully exists in us all. But being human, we forget this from time to time. Accordingly, this book could be read as encouragement, to us all, to be our best on a daily basis.

I hope this collection of Heart Poems On Waves gives you something to ponder and, dare I say, enjoy. It was a pleasure for me to write and it would be pleasing to think you find value among the words.

In line with Heart Poems Captured From Dreams and More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams, the book sets out another piece of me in words. As mentioned, this latest offering reflects my love of the sea and the influence it has on my view of life. To borrow some lines from More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams: “Waves shape the sea, as our presence shapes today.”

Rather than producing a traditional self-help book along the lines of How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work, the format used here, as indeed in Heart Poems Captured From Dreams and More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams, lends itself to a more open and abstract creation.

Nevertheless, as a support throughout the challenges and opportunities life presents, poems are valid. With this book, you will get the opportunity to:

a) Read lines offered from the heart;
b) Explore ideas wrapped in twenty-six poems;
c) Apply any new thinking in your life.

Possibly this book becomes a catalyst for further reflection on what is dear to you. Though I am experienced in the field of professional and personal development, you are the expert on your life. Implementation of any new thinking will, of course, need to be undertaken by you, I cannot do it for you.

With that said, let me thank you for your presence here and wish you Happy Reading!

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)


Why do we indulge in turning back the clock?

April 23, 2017

Vintage car

 

Yesterday has gone, the past is over, yet why do we indulge in turning back the clock? So often reference is made to the ‘Good Ol’ Days’, an almost mystical era in which today’s experiences cannot be favourably compared.

Rather than worrying excessively about whether in fact what came before was indeed better than this present moment, maybe we should concern ourselves with what is presumably lacking now to answer the question ‘Why do we indulge in turning back the clock?

Attempting to escape reality seems to make up the focus of attention for many people and the entertainment industry feeds the desire with films and novels set in earlier times. Choosing such pastimes – no pun intended – is of course quite valid.

Deciding to live fully in the present is likewise an option with benefits, so ‘Why do we indulge in turning back the clock?

However you embrace time, thanks for spending some of it here today reading this ‘Why do we indulge in turning back the clock?’ 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.

Publications

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)


Swimming in the moment

August 18, 2016

Swimming in the moment

With reference to swimming in the moment, some time ago I posted on Twitter (@bgdtcoaching) the following: “Swimming in the sea of change is better than drowning in the ocean of denial”.

Swimming in the moment, ideally in the sea of change as opposed to the ocean of denial, presupposes an ability to not only paddle about or merely float as it were in the present, but more specifically to be able to propel ourselves in a desired direction.

The waves of life impact constantly on the water in which we find ourselves swimming in the moment. On occasions these might be viewed favourably by us. They move us forward with ease towards our goal or destination. Then again, at times they capture us in turmoil and confusion.

Moving on with the idea of swimming in the moment, a series of simple questions may be worth a few minutes of contemplation.

How have you coped with challenges in the sea of change over these past few months? What will it be like to accomplish your main objective for this year? Finally, what is the key learning you can take from swimming in the moment as you move ahead now with your projects?

Kindest regards.

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.

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).

 


A tranquil outlook

August 14, 2016

A tranquil outlook

Although the environment is not the only factor important for the creation of a tranquil outlook, it is undoubtedly a key item.

Nevertheless, linking our personal approach to life to the external world is at best a risky endeavour. Giving such a responsibility to something oftentimes beyond our control puts us at the mercy of whatever crops up to impact our surroundings.

A tranquil outlook that springs from the heart, on the contrary, is one capable of filling us with joy in any location. Our inner serenity, built possibly on the pillars of kindness and compassion, can be viewed as a personal guidance system.

It directs us in a way of being attuned to the finer qualities of human nature. With a tranquil outlook of this kind in operation we are capable of resisting the knee-jerk responses of anger or fear so prevalent in everyday interactions for many people.

Whether bringing into play the ability to appreciate what is beyond the immediate, or to let go of wanting to micromanage everything around us, a tranquil outlook is surely a beneficial mindset to adopt.

Over time we might, of course, find the necessity to put aside a tranquil outlook to engage in a more hands on manner with the moment. Flexibility to live the present as we deem best and knowing nothing is permanent are, arguably, also components of a tranquil outlook.

Thanks for reading this post today. To share your input on the issue of a tranquil outlook, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com
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Blog: https://bgdtcoaching.wordpress.com
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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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