Leadership through authenticity

There is nothing more important in this world than authenticity if you want to be able to engage people the right way. This might seem like a difficult thing for some people, but the real problem is caused by all the masks that society itself forces us to wear. This is the reason why many authentic people hide behind layers that are not authentic, but this can easily be fixed.

Why we wear masks
Some of the masks we wear are for protection, others are due to certain social obligations and some are worn to purposely deceive others. There are certain types of masks that don’t seem to be as much of a problem as others, but some of them truly make people seem like they are not legitimate. For example, someone who pretends to be nice to others is always someone who is perceived as lacking authenticity, but someone who is always careful and politically correct by social obligation is not seen as someone who is not authentic.

This is a good example of how things are perceived by people. If you like to use impolite language in an amicable way because it’s part of your personality, you might have to wear a mask that forces you to speak properly, but this is not something that triggers judgment from others. The real problem comes from wearing masks that are used for purposes that affect others in negative ways.

Being authentic means being yourself
This sounds easier said than done because a lot of people have a very hard time being themselves. The truth is that it can be quite difficult to find out who you truly are. This is often easier when you are determined to learn more about yourself. The problem is that this process can be quite difficult to handle because it means you have to face many issues about how you behave and how you perceive certain things. Being yourself does not mean to accept your flaws, it means to embrace the best you have in you and to get rid of the things that make you undesirable to others.

Women are becoming leaders thanks to their authenticity. Those women who had behind masks never make it as far as those who decide to embrace like with a very authentic and honest approach. Being empowered to do more with your life is essential. Discover your true self and become a master of any business venture.

Sharon Callix

Multi Award Winning Social Media Expert
International Speaker
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Sharon@sharoncallix.com

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