This is how I have been thinking about my hair lately. It’s long, it’s curly, it’s big and it’s CRAZY! While I was at the exercise club the other day, a guy passing me in the hallway blurted out, “I love your hair! It’s so fun!” I thought, “damn right, it is fun!”
I share this with you not to gloat about my fun hair, but because this has taken what seems like a lifetime to embrace it! I always wanted straight, shiny, silky hair. Well, I have the complete opposite. The grass was always greener for me growing-up. What I noticed recently though, was that when I started to wear my hair curly to events I got sooo many compliments. I mean tons! It was a little strange actually. At the same time in my life, I was also stepping into who I really was – who I was meant to be. Coincidence that the hair comments came at the same time that I was feeling at my best? I think not.
Today’s article is about authenticity and being the real you. How much better would your life and business be if you stopped pretending to be somebody you are not? Read on to learn how big of an impact this has.
Big, Bold & Crazy
Let’s be honest, most of us don’t let the real version of ourselves shine because we’re worrying about what others will think. Deep down we’re afraid of being judged and not being a part of the group. I think I did enough of this in high school to last me a lifetime, so I don’t know about you but I think it’s about time we all stopped!
Here’s the real deal. Not everyone is going to like you. That is okay. Wouldn’t you rather be around people who love and appreciate the real you? To be surrounded by people where you can be your true and real self? This will likely change over the years as you grow and change too. If some people don’t resonate with you, that’s okay. Love and light to them and move on. You won’t find your real tribe until you step into the real version of yourself.
In business, people can sense when you’re not being authentic too. When you try to be something you’re not, people will see right through this. You can sense this yourself when you’re around someone like this. You might not be able to pin point it exactly at first, but you will probably feel like something is a little off.
I’ve seen this with clients and I’ve done this myself. Most people act like something they’re not because they’re afraid. They’re afraid of not getting clients. They think they need to act a certain way in order to attract clients. These people usually think they need to work with everyone – another belief that comes from fear.
There is enough abundance for everyone. There are enough clients for everyone. Wouldn’t you rather serve the people who you can help the most and who also resonate with the real you? Those who appreciate your uniqueness and what only you have to offer? When you truly step into who you are meant to be, you let go of the need for approval from others. You are confident with yourself and who you are in the world. That and that alone, will help you attract more clients and clients who you love to work with too.
Step into who you really are today and don’t hold back. You are magnificent and it’s time for you to shine! This is the only way you will live those huge dreams you have for yourself. Be this person and watch the type of clients you start to attract! Yah baby!
P.S. I may still get my hair blown out from time to time, so don’t hold it against me. There is something to be said about having your hair done professionally, don’t you think? So glamorous