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 ends up boiling over into our public lives and destroying credibility and authenticity that we need to display as a person selling a product or service.

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

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

Choose your ‘community’ and your support team well, life is harder without this. Is your community inspiring and releasing you to go onwards and upwards to new heights in your career or holding you down? 

I find that people in personal turmoil often seem to go without true rest. They are always communicating with others and not often communicating with themselves.

In observation, their rest times seem to be filled with other activities to take their minds off the fact that they are caught in currents that are dictating their days and months and years.

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

Prioritising their schedule for regular time out of their busy lives have proven to not 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 that allows them 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 drivenness in them that would have tempted them to take short cuts 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, drop me an email or private message today to get you on the right track.

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

Dave Brebner.

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About the Author

Dave is an Adult Educator, Speaker and Youth leader living in Western Sydney, Australia where he teaches the Electrical Trades at the Western Sydney Institute. He has Diplomas in Business and Training, a Bachelors Degree in Adult Education, Vocational and Workplace Training and a Masters of Education with a major in Career Development. He has lived with Tourette’s Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders since an early age, you can read his story online. He is married with 6 children. He is a passionate coach and mentor to young people especially in the vocational guidance and career development areas. Dave is a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia and has authored a course on Living with Tourette’s which you can study and purchase online through his website –

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