We’ve arrived at …

September 29, 2019

Referring to any journey, as much as the action of setting out can be exciting, stimulating or any number of other sensations, invariably we can’t wait to hear the announcement “We’ve arrived at …”.

The movement from A to B, C or Z, implies a new beginning, a change of scenery. Once we’ve arrived at … we have the opportunity to embrace a set of circumstances different, in all likelihood, to that which we were previously facing.

Yet we don’t have to physically move to tap into the energy the words ‘We’ve arrived at …’ bring to mind.

Each day is a clean slate. Yesterday is over, taking with it the doubts and worries we associated with it. Today we are in a position to tackle the challenges before us with a new outlook, strengthened by the experience of the day before.

If you’d like to share your input on the ideas raised here, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘We’ve arrived at …’ post and feel free to like/share it.

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 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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Seeing minor steps as part of our major leap

September 8, 2019

Moving on from the previous post here, Raising our game to match our goals, we can consider the idea of seeing minor steps as part of our major leap.

That we are moving forward according to a personal schedule, taking into account individual factors, goes without saying. Additionally, what some people view as ‘minor steps’ are likely to be ‘major leaps’ for others, and vice versa.

We never fully know what is behind the actions of others and, in a similar way, nobody can ever completely understand our own interests and intentions. Nevertheless, movement in the desired direction is worthy of praise and respect. Hence, seeing minor steps as part of our major leap to success.

Without stopping to rest on our laurels, a brief moment of ‘proverbial back-patting’ might be in order if we are seeing minor steps as part of our major leap, before resuming our progress.

To share your input on the notion of seeing minor steps as part of our major leap, please leave a comment below.

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 Università Cattolica, 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.

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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Even marginal gains are gains

July 28, 2019

There is always much talk around the idea of doing our best to achieve success, yet let’s not forget even marginal gains are gains. We may not be in a position to reach our overarching goal immediately but we can take comfort in knowing we are on the right track.

It is easy to dismiss the notion that even marginal gains are gains when looking at the bigger picture. We want the whole enchilada and possibly refuse to accept our daily efforts are not only bringing in the bread but also taking us nearer to our key objective.

Of course, while accepting even marginal gains are gains and progress is being made, we should not lose sight of the fact that if we started our journey at point A and want to reach point Z, being at point M means we still have more ground to cover.

How we choose to continue along the path remains ours to decide. To explore your situation with regard to achieving heartfelt goals, and possibly what is stopping you from doing so, please get in contact so we can arrange a coaching conversation via Skype or Hangout.

For now, feel free to share your input on this ‘Even marginal gains are gains’ post by leaving a comment below.

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 Università Cattolica, 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.

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 positives can we take from the year to date?

June 4, 2017

Positive cricket match

 

With time marching on it is easy to lose sight of recent achievements so, let’s look now by asking what positives can we take from the year to date?

The focus we choose to apply to the question ‘What positives can we take from the year to date?’ will in many respects determine what we find. We might wish to see a number of completed activities. Alternatively, our vision could be more far-reaching. Possibly certain projects have been successfully initiated and their eventual conclusions set for a future date.

By raising the question ‘What positives can we take from the year to date?’ we may actually be bringing to the surface our thoughts regarding the way the year has developed over the course of these initial months. Ideally, we are on track with our goals and plans to reach them.

What positives can we take from the year to date? “As many as our insight and even imagination offers us” could be the response.

If, on the other hand, we discover things are not so straightforward as originally hoped, now is perhaps a good moment to take stock of the situation and implement necessary adjustments to bring them back on course.

To end this brief inquiry into the first half of the year, let me leave the matter with you, so: “What positives can we take from the year to date?

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.

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)


Progress

February 11, 2013

Buildings

    Noting progress is often about looking at where we started from and seeing where we are right now.

     In the field of personal development, however, the distance covered can at times seem negligible. To evaluate progress, it may be more beneficial to measure the success achieved in deepening our understanding of the matter in question.

    Exertion without progress is of course quite possible, especially if we are grappling with an issue beyond our comfort zone. In such cases our efforts could provide their own learning, perhaps regarding the need of additional support, time for assimilation, and so forth.

    On occasions, our progress from the point of view of others might seem trifling and, if the endeavour results in changes not to their liking, even negative. ‘Saying no’, ‘Trusting our intuition’, and ‘Setting our own agenda’ are just a few areas of development in which progress has the potential to possibly unsettle others close to us.

     Yet personal development remains personal. We cannot be responsible for the attitude others have concerning our desire for progress.

    Thanks for stopping by today. To join the conversation on the issue of progress, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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