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Courage and Confidence, Be Your Authentic Self

Hello Unstoppables,

There are lots of things we wish we had the courage and confidence for in this life, aren’t there? But there is the most important thing we own that many people never think is of greatest importance. That is having the courage and confidence to be our authentic self. As entrepreneurial leaders, we spend a lot of time thinking about how should we behave in the boardroom, should I take up golfing so I could become part of the team, or how do I dress for the next conference or say on social media to be taken seriously, but never understand how to have the courage and confidence to be our authentic self. When it comes time to be responsible, we end up blaming our decisions on others, rather than realizing we are the owner of our behavior.

Authenticity is a buzzword we hear these days. Is this because we are drowning in in-authenticity? Advertising slays us to be bigger, faster, and better. We are living our dreams with more purpose than ever before. The focus isn’t on accumulation of wealth, but living with our authentic self. This is where having the courage to live life is not always the easier road to travel.

We know in our hearts there is something missing in our lives. We also know that life can be rich, satisfying and meaningful. This past year my mom passed away. She had been fighting ovarian cancer for a few years. I found the courage and confidence to reduce my workload and spend time with her. In front of me was a dwindling savings account and an uncertain future. At the end of it all I didn’t feel one ounce of regret.

You get to choose. Once you come to realize you have the courage and confidence inside you to choose ~ instead of choosing what you think others are choosing for you, you become your authentic self. You shape and design your life. Learning how to listen to your heart takes practice. It’s not as simple as it sounds, but it is possible.

This is what works for me. Give it a try.

  1. With courage and confidence, you do what you want. Your life is a blank piece of paper. Its up to you to put a design to paper and make it happen.
  2. Stop blaming others. If you don’t like what’s happening around you, then make a change.
  3. Don’t allow others to design your destiny. The responsibility is yours. What you accomplish is up to you to take it seriously and find the courage and confidence to make it happen.
  4. Focus on your values and being your authentic self. We don’t live life in a vacuum and we need to be self aware about our beliefs. Once you find your courage the power is in your hands. This power transcends everything you design for your life.
  5. It’s a privilege to have the freedom to shape life however we want. Take your courage and confidence seriously and don’t mess it up. If you’re like me I want to live my life deeply fulfilled knowing I have left a legacy for others to follow.

Be Unstoppable Together

Do you have questions or comments about the contents in today’s post, want to know how to apply them, or how to help others with them? If so, contact me at connie@pheiffgroup.com or CLICK HERE to schedule a 20-minute discovery call to discuss with you personally.


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