Being curious, we may ask what is at the core of our heart. The question need not cause consternation and discomfort. Indeed it is unnecessary for the answer to be expressed to anyone except ourselves.
However, reflecting on what is at the core of our being, and hence the motor for all actions, we are able to evaluate the alignment or otherwise of our work to our values. People might, in the first instance, suggest they are motivated merely by money.
Scratching the surface, we could discover in reality the motivation for what they do relates to the nurturing of whatever is at the core of their life. In most cases, attempting to substitute whatever is at the core with more money fails to stimulate a better performance out of us.
Indeed, reducing our efforts to just monetary terms implies we actually care little about living up to our abilities, and this is surely not so. On the contrary, most likely at the core of all we do is our desire to be our best, live our potential and embrace each moment fully.
Bringing onto the stage of work what is at the core of who we are is a way of respecting our guiding principles and connecting with those around us. Ideally they too will be operating in a similar manner, but this of course is beyond our control or direct influence.
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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).