Let's talk Authenticity for a moment.
As a coach - a Holistic Lifestylist & Spiritual Life Coach - I've come across a few unauthentic people within the past few years of doing what I do... The copy cats. Oh yes. Like I'm talking people have copied me, word for word. They've copied my work, my words, my language. Right down to my 'About' page on my website.
And with this, with the copy cats, comes people attempting to one-up me.
And did that used to annoy the sh*t out of me. (Guilty)
I've learned that people who are truly authentic, truly themselves (unapologetically and uniquely themselves), those are the people who do amazing things and are pretty amazing people. Why? Because they're raw. Because they accept who they are. Because they love who they are. Because they get vulnerable. Because they are unapologetic about who they are.
I've learned that the people who are not authentically themselves, they copy. THEN, they try and try and try to compete. They try to one-up, trying to stand out the most in a conversation. AND people can see right through them. Because they either don't seem genuine or they simply seem silly.
Listen, I stand in my truth. I know who I am. I know what I bring to the table. And I don't have time to compete or one-up anyone. I literally don't have time for that. I honestly hope we all make it. I hope everyone I meet becomes successful in their own way, on their own terms of what success means to them.
So, the message? Accept who you are. Love who you are. Be unapologetically YOU. Because no one else is you. You are unique because God created only ONE of you!