How much are you really using your intuition?

June 11, 2017

Intuition

 

By asking ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’ it might seem there is an element of judgement about the extent intuition is used. That is not my intention. I am actually curious to learn the frequency to which intuition is turned to when facing choices and the like.

On many occasions, we may feel intuition is guiding us in the decision-making process. ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’ “Lots”, we reply. The actual help, however, is often the tendency to follow tried and tested patterns of behaviour.

Habits can appear as intuition for the sake of lulling us into believing we are putting our best interests first. The reality could be it is the much sought after ‘quiet life’ calling the shots.

The path of least resistance is not the only way forward. There will be other times in which, in answer to the question ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’, we respond ‘”More or less a hundred percent.”

Circumstances too play their part in crafting a response to the inquiry ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’ That said, it is for us to decide when we turn to our intuition for guidance, especially as it rarely lets us down.

Given the personal nature of the question ‘How much are you really using your intuition?’, if you’d like to explore it as part of a complimentary coaching conversation via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in touch.

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, 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)


At the crossroads

December 22, 2016

At the crossroads

Without thinking too much about how we arrived at this point, being at the crossroads requires of us a decision. The selection we make at the crossroads – irrespective of whether we are talking about work or personal issues – will impact on our today and tomorrow.

At the crossroads our senses often seem heightened with the choices set out before us. We can appreciate the importance our input will have on the course of the coming days. If we select ‘A’ then ‘B’ is closed off to us and, of course, vice versa.

Another option at the crossroads, that of turning around and retracing our steps, may or may not be open to us. The bridges we used to reach here were perhaps created through a coming together of many factors and, although not burnt, they might not be available to us any longer.

Prior to moving forward at the crossroads in the manner most opportune ideally, possibly it is worth taking a few moments to acclimatize ourselves with our surroundings.

Looking around we have the opportunity to clarify our position and reflect on our desired destination. Time invested in this could turn out to be profitable to us in choosing our way at the crossroads and indeed beyond.

Thanks for reading this ‘At the crossroads‘ post today.

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

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)


Turning our back

August 11, 2016

Seagull turning its back

It would be interesting, perhaps, to explore what we are turning our back on right now. It could be we are refusing to deal with an important though not yet urgent issue. Maybe we are consciously ignoring a question of little or no value to us.

Regardless of what we are turning our back on, by definition we are choosing to face something else in this instance. The act of deciding how we use our time, energy and other resources, is a key element of what it is to be a free individual.

On occasions we might choose to follow society, take the easy route through the moment and accept whatever happens as a result. That said, turning our back on this option, we get to exercise a responsibility for how we live.

Possibly the decision-making process is clouded by the presence of unclear positions. Few things are indeed so precisely structured to oblige us to select either ‘this’ or ‘that’. We can, for example, often turn around again after turning our back to embrace whatever is now before us, so to speak.

As with everything, our attitude towards our experience has the power to influence how we live the question and also the way we recall it at a later date.

For now, thanks for reading this ‘Turning our back‘ post.

Kindest regards.

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).

 


What is your current reading material giving you?

July 12, 2016

Current reading material

 

What is your current reading material giving you? It is a question only you can answer. I have no idea whether you are a prolific reader, a person who likes to dabble in and out of books or any other type of book connoisseur. That you are here suggests a curiosity towards the written word.

Your response to the enquiry ‘What is your current reading material giving you?‘ is surely one closely connected to the intention you have with regard to the object itself. Maybe the purpose is one of enjoyment and leisure. The activity therefore hopefully provides a moment of relaxation.

If the reply to ‘What is your current reading material giving you?‘ is related to the area of study, ideally specific knowledge is being obtained by spending time in the company of books, papers, journals and the like.

There might be some people who are obliged to read something for work, plough through the proverbial minutes of a meeting or review reports drafted by colleagues. What is your current reading material giving you in this case? Possibly the retort is: “A big headache”.

As ever the input here is offered for exploration. If you would like to share your thoughts on the query ‘What is your current reading material giving you?‘, please leave a comment below.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.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).

 


Being guided by the heart

June 8, 2016

Seagull being guided by the heart

 

Regardless of the issue before us, when we need to make a decision there is always the option of being guided by the heart.

Working with various groups of folk, mainly postgraduate students, employees and freelance operators, it is clear the question of how to decide occupies a large chunk of time for many people.

With pressure on us to make the right decision – ‘right’ according to some unspecified criteria only known to ‘them’ – life can be tough. That said and accepting we will never please everyone, being guided by the heart is a valid method to adopt when needing to select A, B or Z.

If we are dubious about how things will go when following this path, we should perhaps refer to past choices made in a similar fashion.

How many times has our heart let us down? Really? In all probability, the occasions we wish to think of as disasters may now be looked upon as key stepping stones towards a larger, more fruitful opportunity, no?

If, on the contrary, all actually turned out well by being guided by the heart, then that in itself is good reason to do it again we might argue.

However you arrive at a decision, I appreciate your presence here today. To set up a complimentary coaching session, via Skype or Google+ hangout, possibly to explore choices you are facing, please get in touch.

For now, thanks for reading this ‘Being guided by the heart‘ post.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype
Twitter: @bgdtcoaching
E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com
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Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.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).

 


Shining through

December 31, 2015

Sun shining through the clouds

On occasions it takes just a second to connect with an idea or sought-after solution shining through the clouds of confusion.

When focused on a goal and guarding our senses from being distracted by unimportant issues, appreciating what is shining through adds to the moment. However, if we are wrapped up in thoughts about yesterday or fears concerning tomorrow, we may miss what the universe has to offer us.

Appreciating the answers to our questions are actually already to be found in the heart, would lead us to accepting that what is actually shining through is merely the inner light reflecting outwards. A simple example can illustrate this point.

If we were faced with two similarly interesting options, as we throw the coin in the air to help us decide, the desired outcome will be shining through to us in the form of a hope concerning one or other of the choices. The actual result of the tossed coin is irrelevant as we now have our decision.

And on those days in which we are truly unable to see anything shining through? Perhaps this in itself is valid input for exploration. What is blocking us from having clarity? What are we gaining by holding onto this state of confusion, worry or doubt? How would we act if everything was clear?

Please feel free to share your input on the issue of ‘Shining through’ by leaving a comment below. For now with 2016 shining through the remaining hours of 2015, let me just thank you for your support over these past twelve months.

Happy 2016 to you.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

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Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

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Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bgdtcoaching/the-bgdtcoaching-space

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).

 


Moving ahead

April 13, 2014

Moving walkway

“Sometimes we have to move sideways or backwards before moving ahead.” #bgdtcoaching.

Working to our potential involves learning from errors and trusting ourselves to find the way forward. Our potential has many aspects, however three come immediately to mind: resilience to setbacks, expandability and universality.

Rather than letting frustrations block us from moving ahead with our plans, which would only lead to more frustration, we can trust in the resilience of our potential knowing that sometimes we have to move sideways or backwards before moving ahead. Our direction might have to change, yet our heart always knows the way ahead.

That we are able to expand our potential by learning additional material and develop ourselves in order to confront new challenges is a crucial aspect of our potential. We are not a ‘finished item’ but rather a ‘work in progress’. Actions on our part can take us forward.

Potential is rarely tied to just one instance or setting. We may transfer, as it were, our resources and presence to accommodate each moment. The universality of our potential underpins our ability to cope and prosper when and wherever we are giving our best. And even if on occasions the present time is not the right time, it is the only time for us to set about moving ahead.

Three aspects of potential highlighted here, though many more are also worthy of consideration. To share your input on the issue of potential and moving ahead regardless of difficulties, please leave a comment below.

All the best.

Brian.

Skype: bgdtskype

Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

E-mail: brian@bgdtcoaching.com

Website: http://www.bgdtcoaching.com

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bgdtcoaching/videos

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bgdtcoaching/the-bgdtcoaching-space

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, 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

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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