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In order to really be successful in blogging (and at life), you need to be your true authentic self. Not the watered down version of you. But the knock down drag out true kick you in the balls self. Which is kind of cool because it will make everything you do so much more fun when you are actually doing it as you.
Would you believe I used to write under a pen name because I didn’t feel comfortable being me? I had the most fun writing content under that pen name because although the name wasn’t really mine but what I wrote was.
Hiding your true authentic self in plain sight
Everything I ever wanted to say but was afraid to, I said when I wrote under my pen name. I did not care who liked me or who didn’t. I felt empowered to be my true authentic self and I had all the confidence in the world.There were some loyal badass chicks who enjoyed what I had to say. Which reminds me of this TV show…
Have you watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? It’s an Amazon Prime Original series and it’s AWESOME. Midge Maisel didn’t want anyone to know her real name either. She wanted to use a stage name and hide her true self from the world. Her character’s true self is hilarious and amazing. It’s really cool to watch her bloom into her real personality as she embraces who she really is.
Not everyone will like you, so what
Here’s the thing, if you are only the watered down version of yourself you won’t be memorable. Sure, some people might hate the real you but you can’t please all of the people all of the time. So don’t let other people stop you from being YOU. Besides, you can’t be all things to all people and if you are just trying to please everyone you will please no one and you will be completely stifled.
Give yourself the freedom to be your true authentic self
Maybe the true you wants to do new and exciting things to take your business to a new level. You will never know if you will be successful at those things if you don’t give it a shot. Think about what stops you from being you. Do you think people won’t like you? Not everyone will like you, but the people who you resonate with will love the real you. Do you think you are not interesting enough? I can assure you, you are.
Just because you don’t find yourself interesting doesn’t mean you are not. You are just with yourself every moment of every day and that can get in the way of seeing your own genius. Give yourself the freedom to be you and allow others to get to know the real you too.
You may want to do a lot of different things
Are You a Multi-Passionate? A multi-passionate is someone who has a lot of dimension. Who tires easily of one thing and has many different interests. Being a Multi-Passionate can make it difficult to figure out what your blog niche or path in life should be, but once you embrace it you will shine like a star.
If you are someone who is interested in many different things it can be difficult to understand that it’s not a bad thing. That multi-passionate person is just you being you in all of your glory. Embrace it!
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Your true authentic self is unique
If you are trapped inside yourself I encourage you to let your true self out. Do me a favor, push yourself outside of your comfort zone by letting people in to know the true you. Hiding doesn’t help anyone, especially you.
No one can offer the world what you can. No one. You are special. You have your own unique perspective that a very specific group of people need. Do you really want to deprive hundreds of thousands of people what they need? Of course you don’t so be you!
Did you ever notice the best and most interesting bloggers are the people who embrace who they are and use that to help people? They too have probably thought at one time they needed to hide and not allow their true self out of the cage, but once they learned how to push those feelings aside they became wildly successful.
Have confidence in who you are
What can you do that makes you more confident? Imagine yourself confident by being you. Your mind is an extremely powerful thing. Seeing yourself as confident in your mind makes you more confident. Confidence breeds success. As you become more confident in what you have to offer the world doors will start opening. Opportunities will present themselves and you will have the confidence to accept them.
How many times has a great opportunity come up but you didn’t take it because you lacked confidence? You didn’t do a guest post you were offered because you thought no one would hear what you wanted to say or maybe you turned down a job offer or a different blogging opportunity because you lacked confidence. You may not have even known why you hid from the opportunity at the time and are only realizing it now. The truth is, you lacked the confidence that you could do it. Instead of thinking you can’t be yourself think of how you can be yourself in your blogging.
Identify what’s stopping you
What is blocking you from embracing you? Did your mother used put you down? Or maybe a teacher in school made some rude comment about something you said or did and you were afraid to draw attention to yourself. It could have been any number of things that made you feel insecure about who you are. Take the time to think about what made you feel the need to make everyone like you.
Take some time and quietly remember things that make you uncomfortable or that bother you from the past and forgive the person who said those terrible things to you because they were just being ignorant. Once you get those old feelings dealt with you can start the healing process to be your true authentic self.
The truth about not forgiving
Those things people said and did to you in the past you are harboring block you path to success. Subconsciously you get stuck in the past and you can’t move forward as your true authentic self when you don’t forgive people for the things they have done to you. Not forgiving stunts your growth, and keeps you in a little box. Forgive others so you can find and use your unique blogging voice and give the gift that is you to others. When blogging as your true authentic self, that’s where the money is at, that’s where the success is at and that is where you will work from a place of passion and fulfillment.
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