One of the top critical traits of successful entrepreneurs is —authenticity. And, it’s time to take off the mask or in today’s world —the Snapchat filter and learn 3 tips to embrace your authentic self first.
Have you ever felt so dissatisfied with your real self that it has held you back from up-leveling?
This type of self-hatred formed in my mid-twenties when well—life hit. It was like I wasn’t reaching my fullest potential because I made up every excuse in the book for why I would not get in front of a large crowd to speak, be featured in a documentary, or on a Livestream.
Heck, I remember paying for professional photos and trying to weasel my way out of picture day because I wanted to release those extra pounds first. How many times have we put things off to achieve ‘x’ result first?
1) You Are Worthy Of Greatness Now So Unleash Your Authentic Self
It’s vital to surround yourself with people who inspires you to greatness and my partner, Tamara Thompson, inspires me daily. She recently shared some real struggles on EOFire Podcast where she communicated her dark past of struggling with alcoholism and going to jail.
She decided to show up on her interview and share some of her most vulnerable information that evoked a ton of messages and attracted more dream clients. You see, you cannot let the fear of rejection hold you back from being great.
2) The Dark Is Valuable. Cut Yourself Some Slack.
Sometimes the things we think could embarrass us end up becoming our most triumphant moments. Some people will connect with your message and story, no matter who you are. If you turn some people off, you may turn the right people on.
Cut yourself some slack and share those pivotal moments in your life to attract more dream clients.
3) Stop Hoarding Your Gifts From The Marketplace: You’re Being Selfish
In Inspired By 11 Documentary, Pat Flynn, a highly successful podcaster mentioned that he put off publishing his first podcast because he was so afraid of what people would think of his voice. And, after one million downloads, guess what? Only one person complained about his voice, and that was —him.
Pat has gone on to help thousands of other entrepreneurs achieve passive income in their businesses. Think of the disservice he would have been doing to his audience and himself had he not overcome the fear.
He says, “when you feel that resistance, that is a sign that you need to do it anyway.”
So, stop hoarding your gifts from the marketplace and embrace your authentic self.