Wednesday, February 15, 2017

21 things that immediately happen when you start authentically showing up

Sometimes an individual can go throughout life without ever realizing why (or remembering how) they made certain choices. Time passes, life happens, and before you know it, you’re not even sure how you got to where you arrived and with whom.

 Good example: have you ever heard yourself on a recording, took a look at yourself in a video or a picture and wondered,

Wow, this is what I look like now? sound like? Is this how people are seeing or experiencing me? But this is not who I really am! Or is it…?” 

It’s a tough reality check, but sometimes it is exactly what we need to create a breakthrough. What if you took a moment to reflect and show up in your own life in a way that you could become the person you want to be?

“To think is to become.” What you think of is what you become. 

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you actually let go of doubts and insecurities and begin showing up in your life authentically? Or another, more common way of asking this: if money and time was not a problem, what would you do?

  • What type of life would you create? 
  • What organization would you work for? 
  • What type of business would you own? 
  • How would you spend your days? 
  • What type of work would you be doing? 
  • Who would be your clients? 
  • What kind of professional and personal relationships would you have? 
  • How would you feel every day when you wake up in the morning? or on Sunday evening? 
  • What type of experiences would you create with your team? 
  • Who would be in your peer group? 
  • How would you give back to the community? 
  • What type of impact would you be able to make? 

 Take a moment and jot down the answers to this question.

 Note: This exercise should make you feel good. If you are not feeling good after answering these questions, then go back and redo the exercise…because you didn’t thinking about your dream life. Your dream life should make you feel awesome! 

Then take a look at your life now – how closely aligned are you in compared to your dream life? The beauty about life is that you can begin to make any necessary changes in this very moment. The moment you take a decision, you begin to put the wheels in motion. The key to living your best life is to begin showing up differently. You might think to yourself, “That’s it? Yes, it is that simple. Nothing else, nothing more.

Give yourself permission to be freed by stripping away layers of fear, excuses, and insecurity. When you start showing up authentically:

  1. The real you begins to emerge and your creativity starts to flow 
  2. You begin to attract the right people, right resources, and experiences you need 
  3. You smile more and have a more positive outlook on life 
  4. You make decisions with more certainty because you have less limiting beliefs 
  5. You strengthen your capability and willpower to solve complex problems 
  6. You stop second guessing yourself 
  7. You reinvigorate enough energy to strengthen existing skills, build new skills, or finish a project you started previously 
  8. You go the extra mile in various areas of life 
  9. You naturally exude more confidence and executive presence 
  10. You start spending more of your free time in value creation activities (i.e., more planning, prevention, and thinking) 
  11. You sleep better and wake up with purpose 
  12.  You further create a persona of trust and reliability; people seek you out for grounded guidance 
  13. You start to notice traits that you may have forgot you possessed or didn’t realize you even had 
  14. Because your decisions begin coming from a different perspective, you start to notice other minor details in your career, relationships, family, everyday routines, etc… you didn’t see before 
  15. Your stress and anxiety levels begin to decrease; your overall health and well-being improves 
  16. You actively work on further strengthening your relationships 
  17. Problems and daily stressors appear less amplified 
  18. You start to challenge yourself to take your performance to the next level 
  19. You start to think about the legacy you want to create 
  20. The noise and distractions of the outside world begin to quiet down in your own mind 
  21. Begin to accept and trust your life’s path 

 Imagine the impact you would make in your life and the life of those around you in this state.

How do you start to authentically show up?  

The first step is by making the decision to ground yourself in you….being unapologetic about it. Simply think, plan, and problem solve from a place of your own truth, core values, and beliefs that conveys respect and honor to the world around you.

Do not worry about what others will say because people are attracted to authenticity and want to work for you, work with you.

You just authentically communicate how you can contribute and they either want you, or they don’t. But either way, it’s standing in your own power.

Showing up authentically doesn’t happen overnight initially – you must first create it as a habit that you focus and build over time until it becomes second nature.

 What are some ways that you build on your authentic self? Share your thoughts and comments below. #whatinspiresme #soulbusiness #inspiration #motivation #leadership 

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