Accountability in Uncertainty

Don’t neglect the satisfying parts of your job. -Ken, Coaching Client

The stress of what is going on around us can distract you from what has always been most important to you. Ken was telling me about the environment of uncertainty in his organization and answering my question about why he seemed to be coping so well. As we talked, he told me a personal story where someone very important to him was also struggling with their job in a situation of uncertainty. When they focused together on the most satisfying parts of her job, the dialogue began.

The Meaning of Satisfaction
While on our Virginia Creeper Trail outing, my wife and I talked as we hiked in the Spring warmth. The situation surrounding her work is clearly one of uncertainty for the organization. She had an interesting and wise take on her own satisfaction.

As we have moved around the country, only in her current job has she been in a position long enough to experience a level of satisfaction where she could feel paid by her energy expenditure. I know this job uses the best of her strengths on a regular basis. She can work hard and rest satisfied. Whether a situation is certain or uncertain, she takes personal accountability to perform in this manner; acting on strengths.

Acting with personal accountability on a regular basis. Is this not the best we each can do?

What is the most satisfying part of your work?

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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 “Accountability in Uncertainty

  1. The most satisfying part of my work is seeing the success of the people I work with. I just love when the light comes on and they SEE how they can create the income they truly want. Big rush for both of us, ha!

  2. This is such a wise approach. It is about taking charge of the things you have control over, which is your own satisfaction and enjoyment. When you are focused on what is uncertain, you give over your satisfaction or dissatisfaction to others–and it is really outside your control. When you focus on what works for you, you are focusing on what is within your grasp. You no longer are a “victim” of external circumstances.

  3. Great points Jeff…’s so important that people work in their strengths. This will be the fuel that keeps the fire going…even in times of uncertainty.

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