Be yourself if you want to be successful in life. There is only one unique you. You have a special place in this world, embrace it.
1. Be Yourself Because Everyone Else Is Taken
Be true to your 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.
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, what I wrote was.
2. Stop Hiding
I said everything I ever wanted to say but was afraid to when I wrote under my pen name. I did not care who liked me or who didn’t. I felt empowered to be myself and I had all the confidence in the world. There were some loyal badass chicks who enjoyed what I had to say.
Speaking of badass chicks…
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.
Midge wanted to use a stage name and hide her true self from the world. Her character is hilarious and amazing when she lets go and is herself.
It’s funny to watch her bloom into her real personality as she embraces who she really is. Just like the marvelous Mrs. Maisel, be yourself and you will bloom!
3. Don’t Care If Everyone Likes You
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.
Never let other people stop you from being yourself. Besides, you can’t be all things to all people and if you are just trying to please everyone you will please no one, especially not yourself.
When you hide who you truly are, you will never be complete. Do you and the world a favor and be yourself!
4. Give Yourself Permission
Perhaps the true you want to do new and exciting things to take your life to a new level. You will never know what you can accomplish if you don’t give it a shot! Give yourself permission to be you.
What is it that stops you from being yourself. 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.
Don’t think you are not interesting enough? I can assure you, you are. You’ve had experiences unlike anyone else. Just because somebody may seem more appealing to you, doesn’t mean that they are.
Just because you don’t find yourself interesting, that does not mean other people don’t find you interesting! You are with yourself every moment of every day and sometimes that can get in the way of seeing your own genius. Give yourself the freedom to be yourself and allow others to get to know the real you too.
5. Embrace Your Differences
Maybe you are a Multi-Passionate. A multi-passionate is someone who has a lot of dimension.
Someone who tires easily of one thing and has many different interests. Being a Multi-Passionate can make it difficult to feel like you are on the right path, but once you embrace it and be yourself, you will shine like a star.
If you are someone who is interested in many different things it can be difficult to grasp that it’s not a bad thing. That multi-passionate person is just you being yourself in all of your glory. Embrace it!
6. Know You Are Unique
If you are trapped inside of yourself, I encourage you to let yourself out of the cage! Push yourself outside of your comfort zone by allowing the world in to know the real you. Hiding doesn’t help anyone, not even 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 of what they need? Of course, you don’t so be you!
Did you ever notice the best and most interesting people are those 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 be authentic, but once they learned how to push those feelings aside they became immensely successful.
7. Have Confidence
What can you do that makes you more confident? Imagine yourself confident because of who you are. Your mind is an extremely powerful thing. Visualizing 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 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 that you can’t be yourself, think of how you can be yourself.
8. Identify What’s Stopping You
What is blocking you from being yourself? Did your mother used to put you down? Or maybe a teacher in school made some rude comments about something you said or did and you became 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 for everyone like you.
Please take some time and quietly remember the things that make you uncomfortable or that bother you from the past and forgive the person who said those terrible things to you.
Take all the time you need to heal, because they were just being ignorant.
Once you cleat all those old feelings, you can start the healing process and be yourself.
Those things you are harboring from the past, things people said and did to you in the past block your path to success. Subconsciously you get stuck in the past and 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. It keeps you playing small. Forgive others so you can find and use your unique voice to change the world.
When you can be yourself, that’s where the money is, that’s where the success is, that’s where the happiness is and that is the place of passion and fulfillment.
Are you ready to bloom? Are you ready to connect in a deeper and more powerful way? Get on the waitlist for my upcoming course to Edit Your Mindset and break through those barriers that are stopping you from fulfilling your dreams and goals.
Because you are a powerful thing to waste.