While this can make for a very interesting day, I will admit that perhaps what is most gratifying for me is when I can use some of the experience and knowledge I have gained over the years to share insight with a client – or even more so, when I can do this with a prospect. Not everyone is open to listening, but when the opportunity comes it really is neat to be able to teach others what you have learned. Of course most of what I have learned has come from other clients as well, so it really is just coming around full circle.
Over the last several weeks I have had the opportunity to do this with a couple of prospects, and to see the light come into their eyes when they hear about some of the ideas I suggest makes me feel pretty good. It is also an example of probably the best way to actually sell a new client – not by any big pitch or set of promises, but by truly becoming a resource for them. It is true that the more you give, the more you will receive!
So when I think of job fulfillment and gratification, I think we can all gain so much by giving to others and helping them by teaching all that we know. This is where we can really make a difference – both for those we help, and ourselves as well.
What is it that gives you job satisfaction?