“Authenticity doesn’t mean you can’t use preplanned words.  It just means that when you do, you have to make them your own, in both your head and your heart.” ~ Bob Burg and John David Mann

Melissa’s Words of Wisdom

Ooooh I love this!!  I am all for practice practice practice.  I love to polish up a keynote, a workshop, an elevator pitch, etc.  However, a MUST to all of my communications both professional and personal is that they are me and they come from my heart and head.  I am terrible as using someone else’s scripted words that don’t resonate with me.  I feel awkward and fake when I try to force myself to say something inauthentic.   I just don’t have the same confidence that I have when I’m using my own words.  How about you? Do you feel that way too?  Remember, nothing happens until you decide to take action!  Leave a comment below about how you practice your words, yet stay true to being authentically you.   Be true to yourself! Be Authentic!  Happy Being Authentically YOU!!

Get out your agenda/journal for today because

It’s time to A.C.T!

The A stands for ACTION.  What inspired action will you take today?
The C stands for CHANGE.  What purposeful change will you make today?
The T stands for TEACH.  What can you teach someone else today?

Write it out. Commit to it!  Take inspired action, make purposeful changes, and teach what you have come to know with someone else who could benefit from your wisdom!!  Nothing happens until you take ACTION!

It’s time to SHARE!

Please share with us what A.C.T.s you took today as well as hear from other readers?  I encourage you to leave your experiences/testimonials, comments, and additional thoughts below.

2 commets “Authenticy: What Does Authenticity Mean?

  1. Linda Ryan (Edit)

    I just went through this a week ago in a coaching program I am in. Our mentor told us to to use a phrase he uses when he wants to joint venture with someone. The phrase was “I want to know how I can support you.”. I wasn’t comfortable saying it, because, to me, it wasn’t true. I wouldn’t be contacting the person to find out how I can support them; I would be contacting them to see if they would be interested in joint venturing with me! While the end result could very well be “supportive” to them, if just didn’t feel…honest. So I found another way to say it which, while it may not be as effective, just feels better to me. And if it feels better, I can say it confidently and hopefully the outcome will be a positive one.

  2. Melissa Malueg Author (Edit)

    ooooh, what a great example of you being true to yourself!! Once we recognize that there is no greater reward then being ourselves is when we’ll stop trying to be someone else. Thanks so much for sharing that experience Linda!

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