The connection between authenticity and wealth cries out for illumination. I coach and write to inspire and to encourage. This year, I’ve chosen a theme by which to guide my work – Prosperity through Authenticity.
Many have experienced the emptiness of wealth without purpose. Others have experienced authenticity without prosperity. Fewer have experienced both financial abundance and authenticity, simultaneously.
Check out these Google search results.
“making money” 20,800,000
“being authentic” 184,000
“authentic money making” 104
“making money authentically” 3
What’s wrong with this picture? Millions of search results claim to have the money making answer, yet so few are making as much money as they want to be making.
Is it possible that the masses are approaching this question from the wrong entry point?
Or perhaps they aren’t asking the right question at all?
What is the missing link that bridges the divide between authenticity and prosperity?
I’m not asking you to answer the above question. In fact we’d all be better served to ponder deeper questions over time, instead of making a mad rush for solutions. In the interest of high self-regard, each of us needs to reflect on the connection between authenticity and prosperity.
But are you curious? Are you satisfied with the many methods and solutions that over-populate the Web?
A good copywriter can make rotten fish smell pretty sweet. I’ve clicked through to read some of these moneymaking schemes, as I’m sure you have. The shallow stench of nothingness sickens me.
The dearth of genuine value is one reason for the collapse of our financial markets. All of this empty marketing, for the sake of marketing alone, smells of the same inauthentic bullshit.
Isn’t it time to get real? One way is to wipe your slate clean with a big, powerful, authentic eraser of the fresh new start.
There’s an inherent promise that comes with being authentic.
Be all of who you are and the world will support your authentic expression.
It makes perfect sense that we ought to be lavishly supported, for fully being who we are. The world doesn’t owe you a living but it certainly does want to support the most authentic version of who you are.
Why then is financially abundant authenticity such an illusive state to reach?
What is the question that if you knew the answer, would set you free? Peter Block
This is the question I’m looking for regarding authentic prosperity. Stay tuned, more authentic musings to come.