Ever since I began working with trial attorneys, I’ve noticed that the journey from “beginner” attorney to “rock star” attorney was circular.
Meaning, when attorneys first begin, they look to the greats and attempt to copy what they’re doing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched a trial attorney come through my office and present an opening statement or conduct jury selection using the same words, voice tone and body language of the originator. Nearly every time it falls flat.
Anyone, in any profession goes through this same learning curve as well. When I first started out, I copied my mentor all the time. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this. It’s how many of us learn.
But it’s not until we come back to ourselves that we finally find what we’re really looking for.
After trying to mimic the people in your life or profession you admire, there comes a time when you must let go of attempting to be someone else and become who you were always meant to be.
It’s no accident that this happens only after we’ve “tried on” other people’s styles. Except for the rare bird that is born knowing exactly who and what they are, most of us have to experiment a bit before we find out how we want to show up in the world.
But find out we must.
Because when you stop searching and realize the person you’ve been waiting for is YOU, everything starts to shift.
You are enough. Just as you are. Are you ready to forge your own path and find your own way? Enough with the copying. Let’s find out what you can do when you embrace who you are, flaws and all.
I’m excited to see what happens. Are you ready?
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It’s been a big buzz word for a while now. Show up. Be yourself. Don’t be afraid to be authentic.
But what does that really mean?
A lot of people hide who they really are from the world, this is true. But I find that even more people use “authenticity” as an excuse to stay comfortable.
I mean, if something is uncomfortable, it’s inauthentic, right?
As we move through life, we create a box marked “me” and rarely deviate from it. Anything inside the box is “authentic” and anything outside the box is “inauthentic.”
But guess what: boxes are limiting. And further, boxes cannot contain the greatness that is you.
We are all changing and evolving constantly. I believe we are here on earth to grow and become the best version of ourselves. If that’s true, then who we are isn’t static. Who you are today isn’t who you will be 2 years or even 2 months from now. Therefore, what’s “authentic” is always in flow.
Change and growth require that you risk, that you be uncomfortable, and that you push the envelope. But you’ll never be able to do these things if you believe that being uncomfortable is inauthentic.
Redefine your definition of authenticity. Instead of using the word as a way to restrict yourself, define authenticity as your process of finding out who you are. In this way, authenticity becomes a journey instead of a destination.
Here’s a podcast you might enjoy on this topic.
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