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.

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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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Utility and enjoyment as productivity markers

April 26, 2020

There are many productivity indicators to measure our effort, yet today let’s consider utility and enjoyment as productivity markers.

Focusing on utility and enjoyment as productivity markers ensures we understand the value of our activities and gauge the extent we are taking pleasure from them. Without these elements, what is the purpose of our undertakings?

Moreover, being clear about the utility and enjoyment associated with our tasks provides ongoing motivation for us to keep giving our best to our work.

Exploring utility and enjoyment as productivity markers could be part of a coaching conversation. To set up such a session, 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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Knowing what to do, who we do it for, how we deliver it and why

April 23, 2020

Being productive is a goal many of us have. Nevertheless, knowing what to do, who we do it for, how we deliver it and why are key elements we should have in place before our productivity efforts can be effective.

Clarity concerning these points ensures we harness our resources then focus time and energy for the sake of reaching defined objectives. Without knowing what to do, who we do it for, how we deliver it and why actions are meaningless.

Equally true, however, is the fact that knowing what to do, who we do it for, how we deliver it and why without following up the clarification with action relegates it to a pointless exercise.

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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 do you need to stop doing to start succeeding?

March 29, 2020

Although hopefully happy in general, in those quiet moments of the day or night, you may have reflected on your current situation and pondered the question ‘What do you need to stop doing to start succeeding?

The answer to ‘What do you need to stop doing to start succeeding?’ could surprise you. On the other hand, you might know exactly what you have to change to reach your desired results.

That you are in some way responsible for your supposed ‘lack of success’ could seem harsh. However, if eliminating one item or action alters the outcome you achieve, why wouldn’t you take ownership of the situation and make the change?

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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.

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Specific learning solves specific issues

March 26, 2020

It might seem obvious but specific learning solves specific issues.

Certainly, spending time engaged in general reading is an activity full of merit. Besides the learning element involved, it provides enjoyment in its own right.

On the other hand, specific learning solves specific issues, providing solutions to matters requiring answers. Without engaging in specific learning, specific issues would remain unsolved.

How we go about identifying what specific learning is needed is best left to another post. For now, thanks for reading this ‘Specific learning solves specific issues’ post. To share your input, 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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Providing value by being authentic

March 22, 2020

There are many ways to supply support, information and the like to those we interact with. Right now, let’s look at the idea of providing value by being authentic.

Providing value by being authentic cuts to the heart of every interaction. When we are ourselves, truly and fully, all other considerations take on more weight.

It can be argued providing value by being authentic creates a sense of mutual understanding. As a way of moving through life, authenticity is a key navigational aid. Strategic decisions stem from providing value by being authentic.

Superficial tactics, on the other hand, may get tasks done yet invariably fail to establish long term relationships.

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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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Checking the phone frequently does not encourage people to call you

March 19, 2020

You know the issue, you’re waiting for an important call but checking the phone frequently does not encourage people to call you.

The level of desire for something to occur is completely under our control. But how much our feelings towards the action in question influences someone else’s actions is open to debate.

Checking the phone frequently does not encourage people to call you’ could also be a statement relating to taking a proactive instead of a passive approach to life. We can ‘gently’ express our interest in receiving the call, bringing with it news about this or that.

Possibly our silence is not perceived by those who ‘should’ be making the call as a polite position of waiting but rather an indifference on our part. Showing our interest, again without being pushy, could move things along to the point of getting the phone to ring.

Or not. To join the conversation here on the issue entitled ‘Checking the phone frequently does not encourage people to call you’, 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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ABC – Always Be Connecting

March 12, 2020

Back in the day, ABC invariably stood for ‘Always Be Closing’ whereas today ‘ABC – Always Be Connecting’ seems a more applicable statement.

ABC – Always Be Connecting’ represents an open mindset. Given the general preference for a 24/7 approach to communication nowadays, being constantly connecting is something we can understand and most likely engage in.

Connecting here, however, goes beyond collecting actual or virtual business cards. ‘ABC – Always Be Connecting’ involves a deepening of mutual understanding and appreciation of opinions.

Furthermore, ‘ABC – Always Be Connecting’ can be considered a model for any form of interaction we undertake. Collaboration flourishes in an environment in which people feel they are participants as opposed to mere extras or numbers on a staff list.

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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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We win or learn how to win the next time

March 8, 2020

In most instances in life, the middle way holds favour and fortune. In the area of development from a proactive perspective, however, we win or learn how to win the next time. There is no middle ground, no third option and the like.

Success is not all about ‘Being the best’ or ‘Getting ahead of others’. It relates, rather, to personal achievements, doing things previously thought beyond our ability. And, as such, we win or learn how to win the next time.

The learning process requires these ‘little’ steps or lessons we gain from not ‘winning now’ to gear us up for the future. Accordingly, we win or learn how to win the next time.

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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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