Let’s not forget to follow up hoping with action

July 9, 2020

On the face of it, the advice ‘let’s not forget to follow up hoping with action’ is probably unnecessary. If we are hoping for something, it seems natural to undertaken whatever we can to bring into being.

That said, how many times have we identified a desired outcome or solution but then failed to do anything to take ourselves to it.

So, yes, let’s not forget to follow up hoping with action. Although there are few guarantees concerning our efforts leading us to where we want to go, doing nothing rarely takes us forward.

Or not. To share your input on ideas set out today, leave a comment below.

In the meantime, I appreciate your presence here, and please don’t hesitate to like and share this ‘Let’s not forget to follow up hoping with action’ 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 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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Backing our ideas with action

February 16, 2020

As the saying goes, “Talk is cheap”. Backing our ideas with action, on the other hand, might be considered expensive.

After all, backing our ideas with action requires us to take responsibility for our decisions and publicly buy into an endeavour. And, of course, this may involve certain sacrifices on our part in terms of time and energy.

Backing our ideas with action additionally means being committed to achieving the desired outcome. We know where we want to get to and can use this knowledge as a guide when faced with any number of obstacles attempting to hinder our progress.

The issue of backing our ideas with action may bring to your mind other considerations. To share your input, please leave a comment below.

Right now, let me thank you for being here today and please feel free to like and share this ‘Backing our ideas with action’ 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 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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Who drains our energy?

January 19, 2017

Energy drainer

 

By taking the question ‘Who drains our energy?‘ from various perspectives we could ponder, list and wonder why we continue with certain relationships or situations.

Possibly it is valid to think of energy in the following ways: time energy, emotional energy, confidence energy, desire to achieve energy, and enjoyment or enthusiasm energy.

Knowing who drains our energy in each area goes a long way to being in a position to explore present and future options.

And understanding who drains our energy in these categories helps us to decide whether the benefits obtained by being around the energy drainers outweigh the cost of losing our daily verve.

Naturally, for social, commercial or even political reasons we at times have to accept a compromise, although that need not be our automatic mode of behaviour.

As ever, we are free to choose many aspects of life, including who drains our energy.

If you’d like to explore this issue further, perhaps in the form of a complimentary coaching session, please let me know. For now, thanks for connecting here and reading this ‘Who drains our energy?‘ post today.

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)


Being aware whilst moving through the day

January 12, 2017

 

Being aware at the station

 

Being aware whilst moving through the day is something we all probably feel we are doing. To a great extent we know what is going on around us; our observational skills and intuition assist us moment by moment.

Keeping an eye on intentions and outcomes helps ensure our goals are at the centre of our efforts.

Yet the full picture may well be just beyond our vision, lurking as it were in the shadows we overlook and the areas of life we avoid due to discomfort, ignorance or even fear.

Putting ourselves into the whole of life – aided by our accumulated experience and guided by our heartfelt values – is a way of being aware whilst moving through the day.

The option of sitting back and waiting for everything good to come to us seems no longer available, if indeed it ever was.

As much as we are all so similar as a result of globalization and a merging of tastes and fashions, we need to take personal responsibility for being aware whilst moving through the day.

Or then again, perhaps not. To share your input on the issues raised, please leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘Being aware whilst moving through the day‘ post.

Brian.

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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

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)


Choices

February 8, 2015

Choices

“Life is made up of choices, yet whether we choose to see them is another thing.” #bgdtcoaching.

One of the best, most important and potentially crucial areas of life in which choices abound, is that of our attitude towards life itself. This might include not only our approach to daily endeavours, but also our behaviour towards other living beings.

I imagine few reading this are indifferent towards environmental wellbeing and universal suffering. These things touch us all and choices made over the course of the years to date have surely shaped our life today. Problems begin when choices create conflict between ‘the common good’ and individual values.

For example, whilst I can acknowledge the supposed economic arguments for fracking, I am unable to understand why alternative energy choices deriving from the wind, the sun and the waves are not developed ahead of this controversial method, reportedly linked to earth tremors.

Choices on a more personal level are, on the other hand, something we all have to take responsibility for. Life is made up of choices, yet whether we choose to see them is another thing.

Choices about how we invest our time, energy and personal resources sit next to choices related to dietary, personal development and other questions forming our existence.

I could go on and on but as you most likely have other options available as to how to use your time I will stop now. However, if you’d like to share your input on the issue of choices, please leave a comment below.

Kindest regards.

Brian.

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

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).


Reflections – Spring Cleaning

March 31, 2011

Daisy always gets busy this time of the year. For her, like many folk I guess, the change of season is a time to spring into action.

She takes delight in having the apartment building looking its best for Easter. The leaves of the plants are polished and the communal runners washed. To avoid being dusted as part of the spring cleaning it’s best to keep moving.

Spring cleaning, however, need not be restricted to the visible elements of life. I love the idea of taking time out to explore habits, objectives and even beliefs which may have accumulated over time.

Doing something just because it has always been done is usually an ideal candidate for spring cleaning. Looking at the motivation for a habit might bring to light a reasoning no longer applicable to our actual being.

I appreciate some habits such as Daisy’s desire for cleanliness over Easter can bring pleasure. Yet understanding why we do something is a way of taking responsibility for our life.

That we might then choose to continue with the habit is certainly all well and good. We are undertaking actions from a position of awareness, which is surely a good thing in a world littered with mindless actions.

A project might be staggering on, though its eventual completion no longer holds any meaning. Items on To Do Lists may occasionally benefit from a spring clean. If a task hasn’t been done, despite it sitting on the list for weeks, its presence there can perhaps be questioned.

If you would like to share your input on the issue of spring cleaning, please leave a comment. In any case, thanks for being here today.

Brian.
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Reflections – Taking it Beyond

November 22, 2010

Daily we face the question of whether we have taken responsibility for our own actions. It is this question that gifts us with differentiation, growth and ultimately transformation.

At times I really hit my stride and life in all its beauty lifts me up. I feel good and everything is right with my world. I’m on course to reaching my objectives and yes, I can believe it is all down to me.

Yet winds change and as clouds move across the horizon events might pull me off course. In such moments I have a choice. I can maintain my presence and take responsibility for turning things around, or I can renounce the responsibility and play the role of a person at the mercy of fate.

Sometimes I mess up. If I am honest with myself I will admit not everything I do turns to gold. I know I’m not perfect; at times this year I’ve managed to upset loved ones, miss opportunities, and lose energy pursuing lines of study which led nowhere.

While there may be regrets for mistakes or sacrifices made, herein lies the opportunity to alter choices now and after, for the better. It is this process that allows me to gain experience, encounter deeper aspects of myself, and rise anew.

When actions I have taken responsibility for work out for me again I can soar once more towards my goals. Such moments are priceless, for which I can offer my potential for myself and loved ones.

So, to what degree are you taking responsibility for the direction of your life right now? A tough question, and one which I’ll leave with you to ponder over.

In closing, here are the words of Eleanor Roosevelt on this subject: “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

Thanks for reading this, I hope it has provided some food for thought. If you’d like to contribute your input on this issue, please leave a comment below.

All the best.

Brian.
www.bgdtcoaching.com


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