Waiting for tomorrow today

August 30, 2018

 

Taxis waiting in the street

We may not be consciously doing it, yet for many of us, we are waiting for tomorrow today in terms of putting off tasks, projects and the like.

The mindset of procrastination is prevalent throughout society. The urgency to ‘get things done’ has given way to a more casual approach. Possibly technology has taken away the validity of concentrating effort into the traditional nine-to-five workday.

‘Today’ stretches across time zones via social media giving little or no relevance to ‘now’. How many of us are engaged in cross-border conversations in which parties respond according to their own time references?

Gaps between messages are not considered rude as delays once were, even though we had less sophisticated communication links then. Nowadays productivity itself includes an element of waiting for tomorrow today in case situations alter, thus eliminating the need to do whatever was originally required.

On the other hand, there are still issues demanding immediate attention. Depending on the sector or nature of work, we are obliged to deal with certain items as soon as possible and absolutely without waiting for tomorrow today.

Getting the balance right between these two positions or mindsets is key to living in the modern world.

Instant replies are appreciated but less so when responses are clearly automated. Information is shared relentlessly yet time to understand its importance is rarely offered. Care and thought are valued although not when a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ will suffice.

Anyway, with time moving on, let me conclude by thanking you for being here and for reading this ‘Waiting for tomorrow today’ post.

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 live their 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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A walk in the park

June 10, 2018

Walking in the park

Why is Brian blogging about a walk in the park? A good question.

Actually, I am thinking about a walk in the park from the perspective of doing something to get us out into nature if we are not already there.

Spending much of my time either in a training room, a virtual coaching space online or shut up in my home-office writing blog posts, books and poetry, a walk in the park every now and then is not a bad thing.

In reality, I take an early morning run in the park most days during the warmer period of the year. For me, that usually means mid-April to mid or late September. Sorry, but getting up at five is not the problem it is the idea of going outside into the cold that stops me the rest of the year.

Anyway, for those days I am not outside to see the dawn, a walk in the park offers a positive alternative. ‘Getting some air’ and ‘Stretching the legs’ are valid reasons to make such an effort. Even when the To do list seems more urgent than a walk in the park, productivity increases after a few minutes of exercise.

With that said, I’m off for a walk in the park. See you there?

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 live their 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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How can we increase our effectiveness?

February 4, 2018

Swans effectively swimming in pond

 

Although giving our best is surely a hallmark of who we are, answering the question ‘How can we increase our effectiveness?’ might produce some interesting insights.

Whether managing better priorities at work, maximising free time, or keeping goals in mind as we undertake our daily routine, something more may be done.

How can we increase our effectiveness? Pondering this, we open ourselves to the idea of harnessing our resources of time, energy, and mental capacity. Taking responsibility for these elements is itself a positive approach to life.

And, if for any reason we have neglected this in the past, it now becomes a valid response to the inquiry ‘How can we increase our effectiveness?

To share your input on the issue of ‘How can we increase our effectiveness?’, please leave a comment below.

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 live their 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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