Looking back to look forward

December 3, 2020

As we enter into the final month of this ‘different’ year, looking back to look forward seems a worthwhile exercise. Noting the distance covered from where we began with our key objectives for 2020 and where we are now, gives us a perspective of our progress.

Setting aside the various obstacles we have had to face, and continue to do so in many instances, looking back to look forward offers us a moment of reflection, also regarding our attitude towards the objectives.

We know whether we have done everything in our power to reach this or that and, also if we are honestly willing to up our efforts in the case of not having hit the targets yet.

Furthermore, looking back to look forward, we are in a position to clarify what we desire for the coming months. Having this information puts us in a strong position to undertake associated actions. Choosing to use the input, remains, of course, something for each of us to decide.

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Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate clients and individuals, mainly motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate course Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

In past semesters, he additionally taught the International graduate course Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and the Interfaculty postgraduate course Training through drama and coaching for work.

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Better to start late than never

November 8, 2020

 

It can be frustrating to see opportunities pass us by, occasions we should have grasped tightly slip through our fingers. But instead of beating ourselves up with regret and bitterness, let’s remember it is better to start late than never.

Few situations fall into the category of ‘Now or Never’. And, for this reason, the notion ‘Better to start late than never’ is worth keeping in mind.

Yes, we might miss out on the benefits associated with an early take up of an idea. However, in most instances, by implementing a ‘better to start late than never’ strategy, we outperform, in any case, all those people who never ‘make a move’.

Or not. To share your thoughts on the issue of ‘Better to start late than never’, please leave a comment below.

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Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate clients and individuals, mainly motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate course Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

In past semesters, he additionally taught the International graduate course Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and the Interfaculty postgraduate course Training through drama and coaching for work.

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Let’s not confuse noise with impact

August 30, 2020

In the past, it may have been difficult, and costly, to get a message heard by many people at the same time. Today, thanks to various social media platforms, the size of our potential audience is gigantic.

All the same, just because we can ‘shout from the local rooftop’ and be heard ‘globally’, let’s not confuse noise with impact.

Along with the capacity to engage with a worldwide network, we have, in many cases, developed the ability to block or filter out many of the messages attempting to reach us. And others could well be doing the same with our communications. So again, let’s not confuse noise with impact.

‘Impact’ might refer to a follow-up conversation, or an exchange of ideas beneficial to all parties. Additionally, ‘impact’ could lead to a change of thinking or a confirmation of an existing habit or opinion.

To explore the notion of impact as part of a discovery coaching conversation, get in contact.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM 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 course Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

In past semesters, he additionally taught the International graduate course Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and the Interfaculty postgraduate course Training through drama and coaching for work.

Through coaching, training and writing, Brian works mainly with motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Going beyond ‘wanting’ to reach ‘having’

August 13, 2020

It’s all very well, as they say, to know what is driving us forward. But going beyond ‘wanting’ to reach ‘having’ requires action in addition to knowledge.

Putting energy, movement, passion even, into endeavours is more likely to get us our desired outcomes quicker than merely hoping. Going beyond ‘wanting’ to reach ‘having’ in such instances propels us towards success.

Possibly the line between ‘wanting’ and ‘having’ is wafer-thin. In any case, it needs to be crossed if we are to gain the prizes.

So, thinking about where you are right now, what do you need to implement, change, or put into being to ensure you are going beyond ‘wanting’ to reach ‘having’? Will you do what is necessary? By when? And if not, what do you learn from that?

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM 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.

Through coaching, training and writing, Brian works mainly with motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Not everything needs doing but something does

July 19, 2020

In a world in which we have almost unlimited opportunities, it is easy to believe we can do whatever we like. As much as this might be the case, let’s remember not everything needs doing but something does.

Clarifying ‘everything’ and ‘something’ produces valuable input to guide us in moving forward effectively. Appreciating ‘not everything needs doing but something does’ helps us focus energy on strategic measures designed to maximize our efforts.

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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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What does success look like to you?

July 16, 2020

Spending time pondering objectives and clarifying goals is a worthy activity to undertake regularly.

Various aspects of our life could be put in the spotlight for the sake of establishing what we wish to achieve in the short-term, medium-term, and long-term.

And once these exploration exercises are complete, it might be possible to answer the key question: what does success look like to you?

To share your response to the inquiry ‘What does success look like to you?‘, please leave a comment below.

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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Reflecting on why each step matters

July 12, 2020

A leap to move from A to Z might sound attractive, but reflecting on why each step matters usually produces more concrete and less dangerous results.

By reflecting on why each step matters, we can evaluate what we need to do to ensure the proposed steps are as effective as possible.

Furthermore, reflecting on why each step matters allows us to bring together the necessary resources to achieve success once reflection turns into action.

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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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Being conscious of differing perspectives

July 5, 2020

Being conscious of differing perspectives is a prerequisite for operating as part of a team. Appreciating we all have an individual outlook on life, created with personal values and influences, is crucial to getting along together and, ideally, prospering.

Being conscious of differing perspectives opens the door to creativity, a kaleidoscope of experiences and ideas.

This variety itself is an additional benefit of moving away from workforces consisting of like-minded folk. The contrasts provided by people from varying backgrounds help stimulate fresh thinking and previously unseen opportunities.

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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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How negativity can upset any positive environment

June 14, 2020

When attempting to give our all to everything we do, it is wise to consider how negativity can upset any positive environment.

We only need a word out of place or a small setback to knock us off course. Quickly enthusiasm may diminish and energy decreases. From this, we are able to see how negativity can upset any positive environment. And once doubts set in, efforts tend to decline.

Likewise, the numbing impact fear of failing has on endeavours should not be overlooked. It is a key example of how negativity can upset any positive environment.

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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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What positives will you take from your last failure?

June 4, 2020

Being human, we all make mistakes and from time to time are unsuccessful in our attempts to do this or that. Accordingly, what positives will you take from your last failure?

Putting aside a sense of frustration, annoyance and so on over the setback, pondering the question ‘What positives will you take from your last failure?’ can provide vital input to help you move forward with success in the future.

Furthermore, sometimes the so-called ‘failure’, despite our upset, might lead us to better opportunities than those seeming lost to us. Missing out on promotion could motivate us to finally quit a dead-end job and seek something more aligned with our values and heart, for example.

And, of course, there will be situations less dramatic than that. All the same, it is possible to take stock of our efforts to date from a new perspective when responding to the inquiry ‘What positives will you take from your last failure?

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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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