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how to get real

Posted on: February 13, 2012

Are you ready to be your real, authentic self? Want the shortest path to being authentic? It comes down to one simple thing:

Stop doing everything you’ve ever learned to do to be successful.

Woah!!! What?? Am I serious?

Pretty much. The dealio is that we’ve learned particular ways to act in the world – basically as survival mechanisms. And we think we must do them or we’ll die. (OK, that’s not totally true: much of the time they’re so deeply embedded that we don’t need to think about it at all. It just happens.)

But our true, authentic selves lay beyond these mechanisms. Which means that we have to de-program ourselves from what-we-think-we-need-to-do-to-survive/manage/cope/win. We have to stop following what everyone else is doing… and even stop rebelling (which has its own limitations).

When we start to let go, and get present, we then can start to find who we really are.

At least, that’s my 2 cents. What’s yours? Comment below!

(And if you haven’t yet, join me on The Authentic Entrepreneur Speaker Series!)

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2 Responses to "how to get real"

I am still struggling with the “LET IT GO” part. Yes it is soooo deeply engrained. But since attending Tad’s workshop, and listening to the Authentic discussions, I am learning to let go, one little tug at a time, at least from the marketing end. From the heart end…I am working on opening my chest instead of leading with it!

Hi J-
Happy three hours after V-day! Keep spreading the love around! Karen Boulder, CO Naropa Alum

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