The privilege of a lifetime is
to become who you truly are.
Staying true to your authentic self means:
- You are comfortable in your own skin
- You are confident.
- You are the same inside and outside.
How I found my authentic self?
Being my authentic self is based on the choices I make every day. I choose to be real, to be honest, and trustworthy. I have Integrity. I found that It takes courage to value being real over having someone like you. Being authentic is not always a safe way to be. In fact, I have experience backlash for speaking genuinely. Some people sat in motion a plan to destroy my career when I worked at the FBI. I had to stand firm in my truth and fight back the best way I knew how, and that was to be me, and not succumb to all of the negativity going on around me.
I fought back with the whole truth and nothing but the truth. You see when you can read people, paying close attention to their actions, and the unspoken words, you can become a powerful force for anyone out to destroy you.
It put me on alert, I started to document in a log, the date, time, who was there, and what was going on. Because I felt that something definitely was not right, I would have to deal with it at a later time. That time came on January 19, 2011.
Being authentic (real) takes both courage and practice. Over time I have mastered it.
So, don’t come for me if you can’t stand being told the truth!!