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Why Being Authentic is The New Original

Show Notes

“Don’t worry about being original. Just be authentic”. Elizabeth Gilbert, quote from Big Magic.

Liz went on to say that if you are authentic enough, people will think your work is original.

In a world constantly striving for innovation and novelty, it’s easy to feel the pressure to come up with something entirely new and ground breaking, all the time. Let’s step back and consider the power of authenticity.

What Does It Mean to be Authentic?

Authenticity is about being true to yourself, embracing your unique experiences, values, and perspectives. It’s about expressing your genuine self without trying to imitate others or conform to societal expectations. Instead of focusing on being original, let’s focus on being authentic.

Authenticity is a powerful asset in both personal and professional realms. When you bring your true self to the table, you build trust and establish meaningful connections with others. People are drawn to authenticity because it fosters genuine relationships, encourages collaboration, and inspires others to do the same.

Why You Should Embrace Authenticity?

Embracing authenticity also allows for personal growth and self-discovery. By embracing who you truly are, you unlock your full potential and tap into your unique strengths. When you’re authentic, you’re not bound by the limitations of conformity, and you can chart your own path with confidence.

Instead of worrying about being original, let’s focus on cultivating authenticity:

  1. Reflect on your values: Understand what truly matters to you and let those values guide your actions and decisions.
  2. Embrace your story: Embrace your past experiences, challenges, and successes. They make you who you are today and offer valuable lessons to share.
  3. Emphasise your uniqueness: Recognize your individuality and the perspectives that set you apart. Celebrate what makes you different and use it as a strength.
  4. Build genuine connections: Engage with others sincerely, listen actively, and show empathy. Authenticity in relationships breeds trust and fosters collaborati

Why Being Authentic is The New Original

Remember, the world needs your authentic voice and contribution. Don’t worry about being original; just be yourself. Embrace authenticity, and watch the magic unfold!

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