Confident Charity

To be charitable – to act with charity – is to contribute, to furnish. One’s authentic intent connects with the act of contributing and the follow-through of furnishing.

Rhonda is not alone in describing the events of the most recent months as “craziness.” The individuals in her organization are struggling with a new understanding of the world of work in the 21st Century. It had been 3 months since Rhonda and I had talked. She needed a reminder of the power of her values, her strengths, and her voice. Rhonda realized that the uncertainty of the future, when dwelled upon, brings about fear that only serves to pull her from the power of the present; and therefore distracts her from the accountability of her presence.

You are your best you only in the present. Presently directing your energy is a gift to self and others. Practicing presence is practicing calmness. There is confidence in calmness. Your confidence is a gift to those you lead, influence, and serve. Only when you are confidently free of limiting fear can you give from individual and collective strength.

In all times, lean on your strengths to determine what to give and how to give it. Giving authentically means you contribute time and furnish energy in light of the impact you desire and intend.

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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.

5 thoughts on “Confident Charity

  1. Outstanding advice to be in the present Jeff. I often remind myself of this, particularly in light of the smart phone world we now live in. It is *so* easy to get distracted. Instead we need to be in the moment and be actively listening to those around us.

  2. How coincidental a reminder! What’s that word again? The one I like so much? Ah, yes…serendipitous!

    I’ve just gotten back on the writing wagon after having come up with all kinds of excuses to stop. My excuses have evaporated, though, and my desire and intent is to once again become a prolific writer on my blog!

    How does this relate? Easily! When I write, I am taking care of myself. When I am taking care of myself, I am getting closer to that place of quiet stillness inside that allows me to hear the inner voice that guides me. It gives me focus. And when I am focused? Well, when I am focused I can then serve others!

    In my estimation, the ultimate act of charity is to care for your self so that you can, in turn, care for those in your life. You can’t do any of that if you are anywhere other than the present moment.

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