You and I want to be a success on and offline in both our personal and professional lives.
One of our greatest challenges is to be ourselves.
We need to have the confidence to be who we are, rather than put on a show and be someone we are not.
In the eye of others, and the eye of the public we can struggle with the significance of the impressions we leave.
Sometimes we can fear that people won’t react well to who we really are, so we be someone who we aren’t.
We can do this in our writing, what we say, and how we present ourselves.
Truth be told this mental struggle keeps us from truly connecting with others, because everyone can see that we are acting rather than living.
When we are real with people, and show our weaknesses, awkwardness, and personal quirks we become instantly more trust-able.
People want to know you, not who you think they want to know.
When you are authentic and honest with people then people will connect with and trust you.
Personally accessing where you are at with your behavior can be challenging.
Take the time to ask a trusted friend how you are doing.
If you have written something, produced a video, or recorded something, ask them if they can see your personality coming through.
If they can’t ask for helpful feedback so you can improve.
I’m lucky enough to have My Grizzly Mentor to help me with this. We recently talked about my progress, and the main thing he bought up was my authenticity, and my ability to be myself.
He assured me that once I learn how to allow my personality to shine through in my work I could easily enjoy a multi-million-dollar income.
So be sure to ask yourself, and ask others if you are being yourself, then look for and work on ways to improve.
This is something I’m working on facing, so know you’re not alone if you find this challenging.
We always have to remember to take things one paw at a time, to not give up, and to allow ourselves to unleash our inner grizzly.