The Abundant Side of Authenticity - Are You Allowing Yourself to Receive It?

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Is there anything more liberating than being able to be your true self in a relationship at work, home, and socially -- and not feeling like you will be judged, shamed, or punished for it? The simple truth is, your business and personal relationships are not supposed to be complicated.
If it is meant to be, it will be until a given relationship no longer represents the dynamic, continually evolving you.
As long as you continue to do your personal growth work, which includes staying aligned to the authentic you, the result will be abundance: in your relationships and work.
You will also notice that the more you allow yourself to be you, warts and all, the more confident and content you will feel.
Those of us, who are image conscious and want to be socially accepted, need to pay particular attention to this lesson.
Why? Because people who are more real are more accepting and approachable, and often lead more abundant lives.
This is something that became very evident to me when I saw multi-millionaire real estate developer Donald Trump (nicknamed "The Donald") and Brett Wilson, branded as the "Capitalist with a Heart", of the Dragon's Den Canadian television show, "live" in person last year.
They were so comfortable being in their own skin that it readily made us feel at home with them.
Plus, you will learn that the dividing line between those who do like you versus those who do not like you will become even more pronounced.
I urge you to embrace this as progress on your part.
After all, would you not prefer to be with easygoing people instead of with difficult people? Speaking of feeling self- or image-conscious, if the fear of appearing less than perfect is holding you back in your personal or business life, then it is time for you to break down the wall that may be separating you and those people you definitely want in your life: your lover, close friends and family, ideal clients and partners! just to name a few.
That wall is delicate.
So, go easy on yourself and your subject(s); there is no need to bulldoze your way through.
For example, instead of toughing it out, allow your vulnerability to emerge.
In literal terms, when a prospective client asks for something that would require you to settle for less than what feels right for you, relax and then tell him/her that you personally do not offer this.
Choose to feel great about maintaining your integrity, and carry on with your conversation.
Remember, the more transparent your communication is, the more satisfying all of your relationships will be.
After all, life is not a drama; it is the real deal.
Make it count for something and enjoy and appreciate the people who walk in and out of your life whether it is for a reason, season or lifetime, as the popular saying goes.
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