If you knew no one would judge you, how would you dress? If there were no negative consequences, how would you behave? Who would you be if you knew you wouldn’t experience shame or rejection?
Would you get that tattoo you’ve always wanted to get?
Would you share your sexual orientation more openly?
Would you explore a new faith?
Would you pursue your dream career?
This person — the person you would be if there were no negative consequences or judgments for your actions — is your Authentic Self.
We’ve all heard about the importance of authenticity, and if you’ve been following me for a while you’ll have heard me talk about how empowering it is to live as your truest, most Authentic Self.
But I’d also be the first to tell you that it can be so hard to be authentic when we’re surrounded by the pressure to conform. I’m sure you’ve felt this before — feeling like you have to mask who you really are in order to “fit in”. I know I have.
So what does it take to be your Authentic Self? In this video, I share an introduction to what your Authentic Self really is and how to connect with this part of yourself. (I also have loads of other authenticity tools which you can check out here.
Uncovering your Authentic Self requires a lot of hard work, and it doesn’t happen overnight. But believe me when I say it’s worth it!