Leaving aside work and other occasions in which we have no say over who is around us, to what degree are we spending time with people we actually like?
Those moments in which we are spending time with people we actually like possibly make up the most memorable parts of each day for us. Yet why we might limit ourselves to so few such instances could be due to a number of reasons.
These may include being a) so focused on our goals we are unwilling to share our time with anyone, b) too wrapped up in someone else’s agenda to give time to our priorities and c) attached to the role of ‘the person who never stops working’, even for loved ones.
Choosing to be spending time with people we actually like is, in a way, a courageous activity. And when doing it with all our attention, we deserve a proverbial pat on the back.
If you wish to explore the extent you are giving time to people important to you as part of a coaching conversation, please get in contact.
In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Spending time with people we actually like’ post.
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 an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.
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