Rest and Awareness

We know how important persistence is in our successful career lives.

The only common denominator in the many success stories I have read about is summed up in that one word: Persistence. Alter your dreams and know when something is not the right path and let it go.

We must take time, however, to put the brakes on and examine our awareness regularly. In his book ‘High Trust Selling’, Todd Duncan talks about the inner world of a person being exceptionally important when it comes to establishing trust in a client’s mind.

He talks about his ‘Law of the Iceberg’ where he says that like an iceberg that conceals 90% of its mass below the water line, we need to practice integrity, trustworthiness and good healthy relationships in our secret lives.

He infers that all too often, the lack of maintenance of the hidden non-public life boils over into our public lives and destroys the credibility and authenticity that we need to display as people selling products or services.

Have you ever been approached by someone who uses all the right words but something in your gut screams ‘yuck’!

So often, we spend a long time grooming our outer selves but neglect the inner selves, which also need the nurturing of silence. We forget we need time for contemplation and awareness of who we are and where we are going.

Choose your ‘community’ and your support team well; life is harder without them. Is your community inspiring and releasing you to reach new heights in your career or holding you down? 

People in personal turmoil often seem to go without proper rest. They are constantly communicating with others and not often communicating with themselves.

In observation, their rest times seem to be filled with other activities that distract them from the fact that they are caught in currents that dictate their days, months, and years.

Regardless of our spiritual beliefs, it is interesting that many of the world’s successful people have commented on how taking time out for awareness gives them renewed focus.

Prioritising their schedules for regular time out of their busy lives has proven not to be a waste of time but has actually enabled them to be more successful and have the resilience they need. The process has also given them the peace of mind to act well towards others and practice integrity.

“The Truest Measure of Your Success Is Invisible to Your Clients”

Todd Duncan

Some have said it has actually removed the drive in them that would have tempted them to take shortcuts and caused them to act without integrity to achieve a goal at the expense of others.

This month, take time out to review your views and awareness. It will be worth it.

Remember that being different is your biggest asset, and you don’t have to be like everyone else. If you need a career coach, contact me today.

Thanks for reading! I’d love you to share your thoughts in the comment space below!

Dave Brebner.

Dave Brebner – Keynote Speaker, Organisational Neurodiversity Educator and Storyteller.

As a neurodiverse public speaker and presenter, Dave Brebner specialises in using educational neuroscience to explore pathways for professionals and engage in inclusive discussions for diverse audiences. Living with Tourette’s Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, ADHD, and Anxiety Disorders since an early age, he is married with six children and one grandchild. He recently added a Master of Educational Neuroscience to his qualifications to further deepen his understanding of the neurodiverse mind, including his qualifications in Trades & Training, Adult Education, Vocational and Workplace Training, and a Master of Education degree in Career Development. Dave is a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia, and you can learn more about Dave’s work at

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