When you can boldly be who you are, then you can serve from the core of what you were meant to give.
Coming all the way out and risking authentic expression, is more confidently accomplished from a supportive platform.
Self-employment is the most direct route to being who you really are. Working for someone else is seldom a supportive platform.
Sure self-employment can be scary and messy but wouldn’t you rather have scary and messy freedom over soulless imprisonment?
I’m writing this for you if you’re deadening your spirit by doing the same purposeless work day after day. I’m writing this for you if you’re already self-employed but under-earning. What good is freedom without the means to enjoy it?
Authenticity and money are connected via confidence. Money is attracted to confidence. Confidence expresses most naturally from being the person you really are.
The solution to both under-earning and a lack of fulfillment is the same. The solution is authentic expression and it’s impossible to express authentically if you aren’t being who you really are.
I admit it. I’ll use any challenge, urging or encouragement I can to get you to be you. You think the decision to be self-employed has to be a big deal but it doesn’t. You can begin here for 77 bucks and 12-15 hours of sweat equity.
Success is really all about alignment. When you’re out of alignment, with who you are and with what you came here to do, then you must make up the slack with effort.
Have you ever driven a car that was out of alignment? I have and it’s a bitch to hold the steering wheel steady. A misaligned vehicle takes much greater focus and much more physical strength just to keep it pointed in the right direction. Your life isn’t any different.
That’s why you’re so stressed out if you’re unfulfilled in your work. Your authentic alignment is all out of whack and it’s taking its toll on your body and mind.
Just “be who you are” and bring your gifts wherever you are and wherever you go, and this change that has begun, will begin to show itself as the movement that it is. Mari Perron
Four Ways To Be Who Your Really Are
What does it mean to be who you are? That answer is different for all of us but there are four pathways to authenticity. Each is a conscious choice and for each choice, half measures do not work.
To be who you really are you must:
1). Express and create your boldest, most authentic, original idea. This path is where authenticity meets creation. This is how you fulfill your sacred covenant of uniqueness. Have you chosen to bring about your biggest dream? If not then you’re acting in a less than fully authentic way.
Don’t let the thoughts of “that’s too big” stop you. All big dreams begin with single, small, bold steps.
2). Engage that idea and bring it to the marketplace in the way that only you can. It’s not enough to simply choose your biggest, boldest idea – you must also deliver it from the core of your individuality. This is your authentic edge. Are you driving your dream in your own special way or are you copying the methods of others?
Don’t look around at the way it’s always been done. Blaze new trails, in ways, that could only have come to one who is being who she is.
3). Create in service to those you care about the most. This is where your life experience rubs up against what you came here to do. Who you are now is different than who you were when you arrived. You’re an individual who has uniquely responded to challenges. Are you working in service to the group of people that you most care about?
The fierce and compassionate qualities of your heart will give you strength only when you really give a good shit.
4). Show up and stand up, in ways that fire you up the most. Are you fully alive while working? Are you enthused just thinking about your work? Is it a joy to experience others appreciating your work? Can you feel your special juice even when you must be open and vulnerable to express?
The only person who can ultimately save your ass is a stronger more determined version of your true self.
Those are the four ways to be who you really are. What’s your authentic batting average? Are you 0 for 4, .500, batting a thousand?
If you aren’t yet being who you are, do you really want to be?
Self-employment is the most direct route because it presents more options with far less restriction. But even being your own boss doesn’t have to be an all or nothing leap. You don’t have to risk everything.
But you do have to risk looking like a fool for the love of who you are.
Why not lighten the risk? Why not put your toe in the waters of self-employment by starting part time? Here’s one way.
I’ve created a process where you in less than a week, you can weave in all four authentic ways while creating and completing your original information product. In five days at least you’ll have something to sell that you really care about.
Are you ready to cash in on who you really are?
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