Continue the True Story

To join in the unfolding, true story is to participate in a new conversation. Participation is an equalizer. A commitment to a new conversation is an individual choice and is not tethered to title or position. We each share an equal part and responsibility.

As I trust myself to keep the commitments made to self, I will give trust more freely while earning trust as I keep the commitments made to others. These kept commitments activate the core energy required for safety and trust in the new conversation. To take personal accountability in a new conversation, you must enter the dialogue with a new confidence. This is a confidence found in authenticity; one’s true story.

When trust is weak, our individual and collective stories are incomplete. When trust is weak, there is distraction, fear, and silent conflict as individuals behave in a low energy field hidden away in a safe zone. When trust is weak, we will do only what seems necessary to keep a perceived safe standing. The greatest casualty in this incomplete story is the individual’s confidence. In the heavy cloud of low confidence, the story stalls as there is failure in the function of creativity on the part of the listeners; the characters in the story.

A new chapter in the story is being written. The situation is now one of deciding what role we will each choose to confidently play.

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About Jeff Brunson

In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

4 thoughts on “Continue the True Story

  1. This directly applies to both personal and business life, for the “know, like, trust” factor is key in building a biz relationship with a new person. And yes, a lack of trust is the presence of some degree of fear.
    Sue Painter

  2. Sue is right, especially if you have an online business. The trust factor is so important and you must be much more aware of how you are perceived by others. If your confidence fails to come through in your online content, it could cost you relationships and future business.

  3. In my world of nonprofit fundraising, building trust is critical. We work to build trust with the public, trust with our donors, and trust with our clients. Without trust, a nonprofit may as well close their doors.


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