Do you acknowledge who you are and your uniqueness? Or do you ever find yourself trying to be someone else, something that you’re not? I was listening to a recording Janet and Chris Attwood put together that teaches you about creating strategic alliances and how important it is to be authentic and really know yourself first and something clicked for me that I’d like to share with you.
There’s a difference between being who you are and learning a new skill. What I mean is, sometimes when we are learning a new job, or building a business or even just learning a new skill, we often look at other people as role models. Makes sense, why wouldn’t we. They are doing it well and we want to do it well too.
Well, here’s my aha. What I realized that can happen is that I believed I needed to do it just like them. I need to use their approach, their technique and sometimes even their words. And when I’m not like them, not as good at the ‘technique’ then I beat myself up and tell myself I should be better.
As I was listening to the recording I realized I didn’t! What would be better for me is to get really clear on the outcome that I want and then build and form my technique, my words, my approach that works for me. Do you know what I mean? A book or a teacher might tell you that this is how it’s done, but if that doesn’t work for you, if it’s not authentically you, then find what it is.
Today, I invite you to join me in affirming “I am who I am and love who I am” and when you can be authentically you…you will start believing this to!