Have you ever thought about what it means to be authentic? It’s something that’s been on my mind a lot lately, especially after reading Isis’ message to us on Monday. That stuff is deep!
At first glance, being authentic is easy. But trust me, it’s not! It’s a lifelong journey of understanding and accepting who you truly are. It took me forever to feel comfortable in my own skin. I’d love to know if you’ve been through something similar.
Growing up, I was all about keeping the peace. I didn’t want to rock the boat, so I kept my mouth shut, did what I was told, and even wore my brother’s old clothes. It was all about keeping things calm, but it totally stifled who I really was. Then, when I became a mom, I found myself in a similar situation. I was so focused on keeping everyone else happy that I forgot about myself. It was a real wake-up call.
This whole authenticity thing is more important than you might think. I mean, it’s the secret to real happiness! When you know and love yourself, you don’t care as much about what other people think. You’re confident in who you are. Picture this: you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and you genuinely like the person looking back at you. That’s what authenticity is all about.
In the business world, authenticity is just as crucial. If you’re a solopreneur, your business is basically an extension of you. Ask yourself these questions:
Are you the same person in your videos as you are in real life?
Are you passionate about what you do?
Do your business values match your personal values?
When you answer these questions honestly, you’ll get a better idea of how authentic your business is. And trust me, authenticity is key to success.