Doing our job instead of attempting to learn everyone else’s

September 13, 2020

Trying to please everyone is a risky strategy. Usually, it involves us giving too much time and energy to tasks beyond our remit. Doing our job instead of attempting to learn everyone else’s, on the contrary, puts the focus of our efforts squarely on the schedule we have decided is important to us.

It might be helping people is a central aspect of our job description. Yet even in such cases, we need to be clear about how we structure our day to achieve the maximum return possible.

By doing our job instead of attempting to learn everyone else’s, we are ensuring our tasks are completed when they should be and to the best of our ability. Expanding our knowledge is all well and good. But when it happens to the detriment of our core activities, maybe we ought to step back and review our priorities.

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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 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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Who would you love to work with?

September 10, 2020

Asking ourselves the question ‘Who would you love to work with?’ may seem a strange thing to do. After all, many people never get the chance to pick and choice colleagues, clients or employers.

Even so, by pondering ‘Who would you love to work with?’ – and the keyword is ‘love’ – we might discover a ‘type’ of person springs to mind.

Possibly we are already happy with those around us and that’s not a bad thing. On the other hand, our response to ‘Who would you love to work with?’ could move us to make different choices going forward. Knowing our preferences gives us a benchmark to measure options against, no?

And although assembling a ‘circle of desired folk’ is not always instantaneous, there is no reason to put off beginning the process.

So, who would you love to work with? Which people bring out the best in you? With whom are you the most creative, alive, authentic, and productive? Again, who would you love to work with?

Me, I love working with people who want to live their potential.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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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Trusting ourselves despite our doubts

September 6, 2020

On the face of it, trusting ourselves despite our doubts could be a risky venture. Are we right? Are we merely telling ourselves we are right although we are wrong?

The reality may be found somewhere in the middle, even if from time to time we will be both right and wrong.

Nevertheless, trusting ourselves despite our doubts indicates a certain level of self-confidence. Possibly it was born from knowing ourselves and how our intuition usually is an excellent guide for our actions.

Doubts come and go. Listening to each one of them would most likely impede us from ever doing anything. Knowing this adds weight to the argument for trusting ourselves despite our doubts.

A rational assessment of the chances of our doubts turning out to be well-founded is also an option.

But again, it is ‘normal’ to feel a certain level of hesitation or doubt before moving forward with an undertaking. Trusting ourselves despite our doubts puts such feelings into perspective, in addition to showing faith in our preparation and abilities.

And as we ponder the idea of trusting ourselves despite our doubts, let’s not forget our ingrained desire to give our best no matter what, no?

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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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Reaching out to reconnect

September 3, 2020

There are many reasons for making contact with people but today let’s explore the idea of reaching out to reconnect.

Of course, it is wise to evaluate and be clear about why we want to get in contact with folk who have, for whatever reason, moved out of our immediate circle of acquaintances. And if the conversation restarts, what will be different this time around?

With these initial points examined and provided all the boxes have been ticked, we can begin the process of reaching out to reconnect.

Reaching out to reconnect suggests it feels right to re-establish an old working relationship or at least break the silence to say hello. If the rapport was more one of friendship, reaching out to reconnect might be a case of catching up with events and news concerning family and mutual friends.

One important aspect of reaching out to reconnect is that of ‘making the effort’. Action in this instance – should that be ‘every’ instance? – cannot be substituted by good intentions.

To join the conversation here on the issue of reaching out to reconnect, please leave a comment below.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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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Can general intentions lead to specific goals?

August 27, 2020

Wanting to achieve an objective, perhaps even taking the time to set out a timeline for it, is something we are able to connect with. But then, for a million different reasons the enthusiasm we initially felt for it drains away.

This could lead us to ask the key question ‘Can general intentions lead to specific goals?’ Without taking those general intentions and breaking them down into doable action steps, our effort quickly gets lost, redirected, or consumed in other activities.

Possibly on occasions, we get lucky and achieve a particular goal without really spending time on reaching it. These instances, however, are usually the exceptions, not the norm. So, can general intentions lead to specific goals?

What do you think? To share your answer to ‘Can general intentions lead to specific goals?’ feel free to leave a comment below.

Right now, thanks for taking the time to read this ‘Can general intentions lead to specific goals?’ post today.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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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