Reasons for being authentic in business and life
Showing up as you, showing your journey, who you are and where you want to go is really important in life and in business.
In this week’s prescription for success I look at the reasons for and the importance of being authentic whether that’s in life, business or relationships.
When we are authentic and people around us learn about our life, business and even relationships this will either resonate with them or put them off. Here’s the thing – if people are put off – you wouldn’t want to be anything other than yourself would you?
So if those around you want to interact with you in whatever way, and you are authentic and vulnerable then actually that is quite attractive to a lot of people. And if it’s not then they are just not the right people for you.
Furthermore, if you are authentic and being yourself then you will stand out and people will be attracted to you which has got to be good for business- do you think?
Both in life and business being authentic also allows you to share your experience. You’ll be able to tell people you’ve been there and you’ve overcome things can be really helpful for others. It’s not useful to fake it because firstly it will be evident, and secondly you’re not helping anyone by putting on a front.
So if you have limiting beliefs such as:
- “I can’t be myself,”
- “I’m not good enough,”
- “I’m a bit of an imposter?”
If you can’t show up as yourself, you can’t be successful and there are things holding you back or you worry about what other people think then get in touch with me as we can sort this out very quickly.
So enjoy being you and I’ll see you next week
Dr Bridget – Just being myself!