March 13, 2013


READY... “This above all:  To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”  ~ Hamlet, Shakespeare
AIM…  Are you being true to your own self?  Do you act differently around different people?  I mean, who ARE you, really?  Being authentic is simply being you.  You know, the genuine, unaltered, real version of you.  Do you even know who YOU are?  It seems that people have so many expectations about who they want us to be in life. However, the only people we have to be is ourselves.  If you have to change who you are to please someone else, that should raise a huge red flag.  A leopard doesn’t change its spots; we shouldn’t have to change our personalities either.  As long as we have a clear conscience about the life we are living and the choices we are making, we have nothing to worry about. Just be real!  Authenticity is hard to validate in our society.  However, just give it time.  A fake person will reveal herself one way or another. When you are yourself, you chose the easy path.  If you are being yourself, you’ve got nothing to worry about.  You won’t have to fill shoes that your feet don’t fit into.  What a relief!

FIRE!   Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet – thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing – consistently.  This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust.  ~ Lance Secretan.  Isn’t this exactly what we are all looking for; authentic leaders and friends we can trust?  So…what about you?

Be Excellent!