Our Outer Accountability – Living Impact

What a delight to have a bit of one-on-one time with Julie after our presentation. Eric Benson and I were engaged with a group as we were unfolding one of our experiences on Impact and Potential.

As I was explaining the creative tension formed by the merger of one’s desire and intent, Julie was locked eye-to-eye with me and frowning some sort of message. Fortunately she didn’t bolt for the door after our group dialogue. So, in the post event mingling I caught her attention and inquired about the story behind that frown.

In the narrative of my presentation I ask the individuals attending “The Question“. In that post conversation, Julie declared that she didn’t do it right. I’ve heard that before. I then asked if she would share her answers with me. At the merge point of her driving desire and drawing intent was the word, Admiration.

We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we travel. −David Whyte, The Three Marriages

While I know how to define admiration, I asked Julie to tell me about what it meant to her. As she explained she began to see her unique Impact−it was about connection with another (her very presence). It seems that admiration was her way of feeling the result of her own Impact. It was then that she connected eye-to-eye with me once again and said, “I guess I did it right.”

What a privilege, for a few moments, to share the territory through which Julie travels. I will pleasantly hold in memory the beautiful intersection of frown and smile!

See companion truth−Our Inner Territory – an Accountability to Impact

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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.

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