Are you authentic? Why the word is overused.

Are You Authentic?

How would you really know? I don’t like labeling any person especially using the word “authentic.” While the word is adequate to describe their characteristics of being real, genuine or not a fake, it doesn’t help a person who lacks these desirable traits, to acquire them. A person who lacks traits of being real doesn’t even know they may not be real and that they are faking their own life. To them, faking is the only way they know how and they will have the deer in the headlights look when talking about this.

I’ve met several highly motivated people who claim they are authentic when it seems to me that they are faking it. Saying your are authentic and being authentic are two very different states.

I like using other traits to describe an authentic person. A real person has these desirable traits; self-love and personal unconditional acceptance of themselves and their imperfections. A person who lacks self-acceptance of their faults will understand the faults they have that they don’t accept and may be led to change. They may then be led to ask important questions such as, “I wonder how I begin to accept my own faults?” Or the best question they might ask, “How can I ever drop my guard and begin to share my faults with others without feeling ashamed of them?”

Self-love allows a person to exercise courage in being open and vulnerable. Lack of self-love, or another way to describe this state; conditional self-love, causes a person to believe they are not enough. I’m not smart enough. I’m not talented enough. I’m not worthy enough.

Shame is the underlying cause of not being authentic and acting in a way to please others. Shame is hidden in most people. Watch my next few videos, as I will teach you about shame and how to overcome it. I’ll teach you how it affects a child too. You’ll be a better self and much better parent.


The Daily Joy Checklist | Heartwarming Ideas to Create Memorable Joy

happiness_quote_3Everyone Seeks Joy

Every man, women and child that ever walked the earth had the primal need to feel joy. Every action you take is in response to seeking it.

Unfortunately you live in a society that is actually doing its best to have you act in ways that would only give others joy. When I watch TV and see a commercial about a casino or restaurant here in Las Vegas where I live makes it sound like I’ll have a lot of fun and enjoyment by spending my money there. They suggest that by dressing up in fancy clothes and taking a chance I’ll win when I place a bet. They go on to even show someone winning, throwing their arms up in the air and hugging a beautiful women. That I can’t lose and thus I’d have joy by going there. Or if I ate their massive steak and lobster dinner and $.99 beer I would be happy and joyful.

Episode 013: Your Purpose is Like An Acorn; Why is Purpose Important to Discover?

artwork-templetAn Acorn is created to fulfill the measure of it’s creation. You are also created for such a purpose. Listen today as we discuss why discovering your purpose will unlock the best in you and you’ll begin to attract abundance into your life.

Key points of podcast:

  • Your purpose is unique to you and allows for you to authentic
  • You’ll not waste your precious energy pretending to be someone you’re not
  • You’ll begin to live a life of contribution
  • Understanding your purpose is the key to joy among your suffering

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Episode 012: Use 20/20 Hindsight BEFORE You Start a New Journey

artwork-templetWhat would your results be if you were able to use 20/20 Hindsight BEFORE you started anything new in your life? Would you expect to gain at least 50% better results?


There is great benefit in looking where you’ve been and learning knowledge and wisdom from the experience. It makes a repeat performance easier and more productive.

Years ago I asked myself a powerful question, “What if I could reduce the learning curve and begin a new journey as if I had already completed it and benefit from 20/20 Hindsight.

Some highlights in today’s podcast:

  1. The 4 characteristics of using this method
  2. Faith of a mustard seed gets you started
  3. Bias can actually retard the process and must be carefully assesed
  4. I share the comparison of my Ironman triathlons with the use of this method

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Episode 011: Conquering Your Deepest Fear Using the Law of State

artwork-templetMarianne Williamson suggest your deepest fear is that you are powerful beyond measure. How is the fear of success manifested in most people? Learn what successful and happy people understand and how they use the Law of State to excel.

I explain her quote and how it depicts how the law of state works.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Some highlights in today’s podcast:

  1. How being authentic is not playing small
  2. Why so many people shrink because they don’t want others to feel insecure around them
  3. When you liberate your fear, i.e., use courage to embrace who you really are, you influence others
  4. Building your STATE takes intentional effort

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