Are we resonating with the world around us?

January 7, 2018

 

Streets around us

Questions leading to a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer leave little space for in-depth reflection. Yet in certain cases, our answer is clear to us and we are able to cope without the benefit of such pondering. The inquiry ‘Are we resonating with the world around us?’ cuts to the core of our outlook, deserving a few words here.

With our goals set, plans in place and efforts focused, it is easy to be unconcerned with anything attempting to distract us from our endeavour. At such times, we offer a resounding ‘No’ to the query ‘Are we resonating with the world around us?’ We are ‘in the zone’ and able to ignore everything else.

Still, even when we are concentrated on achieving this or that, our presence and awareness is part of the world around us. Resonating with it – without getting wrapped up in events and situations we have little or no control over – is an option worth, at least, evaluating.

As ever, other perspectives are available to us. Spending a few moments exploring these could change our response to the initial question ‘Are we resonating with the world around us?

For now, thanks for reading this ‘Are we resonating with the world around us?’ post 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 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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Is it raining on the activities of today or watering the seeds of tomorrow?

December 7, 2017

Raining on window

 

Looking at the many issues facing us, it could be fair to ask in a poetic manner ‘Is it raining on the activities of today or watering the seeds of tomorrow?

In the first instance, it is possible to think difficulties are upsetting our plans and ruining the progress we feel should be ours. The ‘rain’ is denying us the enjoyment we would have if the day was full of ‘sunshine’ or agreeable initiatives.

From a more positive perspective, we might discover in actual fact these testing times are the nutrients or the water for tomorrow’s success. We may not appreciate the upsets but they are preparing the ground, as it were, for a future filled with joy and wellbeing.

Regardless of how we view the moment, we always have the option of embracing it instead of attempting to push it away. By moving towards whatever the day brings, we have the chance to assess a thing better and, ideally, find the most beneficial strategy for working with it.

Alternatively, we can figuratively stay indoors and hope the ‘rain’ passes quickly. Whilst it will pass, its timing is out of our control and we risk to lose key opportunities as we pretend challenges are not part of the great mosaic of life.

Thanks for reading this ‘Is it raining on the activities of today or watering the seeds of tomorrow?’ 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, 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.

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To what extent do we feel overwhelmed by the moment?

November 30, 2017

Leaves

 

With all that is occurring around the world, the collective answer to the inquiry “To what extent do we feel overwhelmed by the moment?” could easily be something akin to “Greatly”.

However, the response of the majority masks, in a way, the voice of the individual. Each of us has a personal interpretation of current times. We probably base our feelings not only on whatever is around us but also on how well we are progressing towards our objectives, whilst living our potential along the path.

Certainly frustrations, challenges and the like form part of any endeavour. Nevertheless, if we think about our major triumphs to date we will surely note they were achieved despite the presence of difficulties. We coped then and we can do it again.

From this proactive perspective, as we go about doing and being our best, we may respond individually “Not at all” to the question “To what extent do we feel overwhelmed by the moment?

If you’d like to share your thoughts on the ideas put forward here, please feel free to leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘To what extent do we feel overwhelmed by the moment?’ post today.

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.

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Seeing through the fog of confusion

November 23, 2017

Foggy scene

 

Seeing through the fog of confusion is not so much an exercise related to meteorological conditions as one associated with finding clarity for the sake of moving ourselves forward.

Nowadays we all seem to have endless opportunities to get involved in any manner of projects and endeavours. Away from work, new apps and social media platforms spring up at such a fast pace it might be difficult to master them before they are replaced by even slicker ones.

The pressure to be on top of everything can steal countless hours from each day, leaving little time for our goals if we let it. Seeing through the fog of confusion, in this case, is one of holding in our heart and mind our overarching objective. And resisting the pressure, to the best of our ability, is crucial to this.

There could be times we should step back from immediate needs and instances of minor success to refocus on our main goal. It may be easy to think the ‘wins of today’ are going to carry us to victory tomorrow. Sadly, without extra effort, results risk being similar to those of now, meaning we will fall short of our target.

Hopefully, these few lines have given you some food for thought in connection with seeing through the fog of confusion. If you’d like to explore matters further as part of a complimentary coaching conversation, via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in contact.

For now, thanks for reading this ‘Seeing through the fog of confusion’ 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, 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.

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Appreciating something sweet about the day

October 29, 2017

Sweets

 

No matter how tough the current situation might appear, when we make a little effort it is possible to engage in appreciating something sweet about the day. And this can go a long way to altering our perception of life on a daily basis if not indeed hour by hour.

Although appreciating something sweet about the day may not be enough to amend the flow of the moment – problems remain problems to be handled regardless of the presence of something sweet – the boost could be enough to shift our thinking towards eventual solutions.

Accepting the impermanence of everything and everyone, and knowing this day will pass, we are able to focus attention on appreciating something sweet about the day as well as on anything less so. Embracing what the day offers is perhaps a balanced way forward for us.

Right now, it is surely interesting to ask ourselves to what extent we are appreciating something sweet about the day. Around us, there are probably two or three things capable of producing a smile on our face if we give ourselves the chance to connect with them.

Clarifying choices with regard to where we place our attention is an activity valid for each of us. To explore your choices as part of a complimentary coaching session, via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in touch.

For now, thanks for connecting here and reading this ‘Appreciating something sweet about the day’ 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.

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Watching the waves of the moment crash around us

October 26, 2017

Waves crashing around us

 

It is never easy to remain unmoved whilst watching the waves of the moment crash around us. We might be tempted to flee the scene, leave the difficulties and seek out a safer environment.

Watching the waves of the moment crash around us, however, can also be read as a method of being conscious of the present situation as we navigate difficulties to reach our objective. Awareness is coupled with and aligned to our movement towards the goal.

With a wider vision of the day, we could see patterns stretching back from the past to today. These forms perhaps offer insight into how we should interact mindfully with the present, as opposed to merely reacting mindlessly, whilst watching the waves of the moment crash around us.

Solutions are available in terms of finding a way through seemingly chaotic circumstances if looked for. Their significance is, as ever, individual to the person undertaking the exercise of watching the waves of the moment crash around us. And beliefs, hopes and fears add to or subtract from how we perceive things.

Energy and attention are, in any case, heightened during moments of intense upheaval. Clarity is many times found even as folk around us appear confused. Our needs and focus guide us towards outcomes, despite or because we are watching the waves of the moment crash around us.

If you would like to share your input on the issue of ‘Watching the waves of the moment crash around us’, please leave a comment below.

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.

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Being clear about what we want to see

October 5, 2017

Clear outlook

 

Looking in a haphazard manner is fine in certain circumstances yet being clear about what we want to see is ideal for those situations when clarity is called for.

We might find it ironic to ponder clarity from the perspective of being clear about what we want to see. In many ways perhaps it is. Nevertheless, with an intention firmly established prior to engaging in the activity of looking we will most likely find the exercise valid.

Having decided our objective for the undertaking we should not, however, believe it is enough to guarantee what we eventually see will be exactly what we hoped for. We can do our bit in the process of observing but the result does not depend entirely on us.

Being clear about what we want to see naturally influences where we go about searching. Knowing our desired outcome points us in one direction as opposed to another. If the question is related to a specific issue then this too acts as a point of reference for our activity.

Another consideration to keep in mind regarding the notion of being clear about what we want to see is that of trusting there exists the object in question to be seen. Wanting to see unicorns in the local park is one thing, actually seeing them could turn out to be a completely different matter.

To join the conversation here please feel free to leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Being clear about what we want to see’ post today.

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.

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