I have a bit of a confession to make....
I struggle with being totally authentic....more often than I want to admit. The reason why this is a big deal is because most people see me as super confident and sure of myself. Someone who wouldn't struggle with being true to myself at all.
However, this is totally not true. My best friends and boyfriend really know this about me. I frequently struggle with self doubt and insecurity and it makes life really tough. Because when you struggle with self doubt, you fail to make certain choices. You live in fear of your own self and in constant regret of any decision you've made. You're constantly looking for validation and acceptance from anyone who will give it to you. Friends, parents, your community, your church.... which may not wish you harm but it also means that you're sensitive to the opinions of those who do not wish you well. You're easily affected by enemies, frenemies, and entities like the media who don't know you well enough to actually care about what's best for you.
This is why I'm so passionate about teaching people how to completely love themselves and trust their inner voice so they won't find themselves doing things they don't believe in just so they can be accepted.
I know first hand though, that this takes a lot of work. The reason being is that you can be strong in trusting yourself today and then someone triggers your self doubt tomorrow and all of your hard work seems to unravel.
This is why, I made today's episode on my podcast. It's all about addressing the issue of being yourself. Which sounds really easy but is a lot harder than it sounds.
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