Authenticity. What's it mean, beyond the buzzword?

In life, business, relationships, whether publicly or in private solitude, authenticity uses far less energy.  Being authentic, being true to oneself, is not a series of actions or reactions, which may reflect our true thoughts or emotions in one snapshot of time.  Those moments are important, yes, because they reveal issues that affect us adversely so that we can address them, or boundaries that have been violated that we need to reinstate.  Those snapshots are not, however, who you are inherently...

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No need to answer just because they ask.

No need to answer just because they ask.

If you've been in business for a while, you've gotten these as well: "I cant afford you, but I'd like your help." I haven't touched on this for a while, but I thought it was important to revisit this. I hope it helps you to breathe easier. 

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Beyond Buzzwords: Mindfulness and Authenticity, Executives to Entrepreneurs

Beyond Buzzwords: Mindfulness and Authenticity, Executives to Entrepreneurs

I studied organizational design during my MBA, as part of my push to help organizations be an easier space to thrive in - to create profit and inspire people - but I also did entrepreneurial strategy, as I love the autonomy and, to eventually escape corporate spaces. As an introspective person by nature, after a few health scares, I made slowing down my goal in 2013. It's truly awakening. Like I said, though, life teaches you when you slow down to a mindful pace...

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e-Newsletters and the subconscious pressure to Reciprocate

On April 1st 2017, I wrote about forced reciprocity on my personal blog - but I didn't write it as an April Fool's joke. Its a real thing. As a speaker, my motivational message (in life or in business) is always an invitation to step into the freedom of authenticity, without rebellion or resentment, so I'm sensitive to where the need for that freedom shows up in our everyday lives.

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Give the Gurus a break. They're human.

Give the Gurus a break. They're human.

I believe that you are the wisest person to talk to about yourself. I believe you should beware anyone who tells you otherwise. I remember someone being upset that a much revered influencer said, "If you can't manage your own weight, how can you manage a business?" Now, this is one of those mainstay figure-head meditation gurus who's been around forever. My natural fierce-Momma instinct (made more so now that I have an actual baby) was to write him off completely - I mean, here was this person, an embodiment of perfection, being made to feel doomed to fail because someone, who doesn't even know that person, couldn't recognize that everyone... everyone... is great at some things and not at others. So where does the guru's role end and where does your role begin?

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