Belle’s World - Authenticity
The Power of Bringing Your True Self
I’ll never forget the first time I openly shared about my struggle with anxiety at work. I debated whether it would be career limiting to admit weakness. But when I finally confessed in a team meeting how much I was struggling, the response shocked me. One by one, my colleagues began opening up about their own mental health challenges, many for the first time.
In minutes, our relationships transformed from cordial to a deep bond. We shed the personas and brought our real selves. Being vulnerable unlocked authenticity in others. As we understood each other on a human level, we became inspired to improve mental health support at our company.
Do you ever feel pressure to impress others, only highlighting your accomplishments and strengths?
Vulnerability may feel risky, but bringing your true self to the table can help you connect and build trust. This post explores the tension between wanting to look good versus being real. There is power in embracing all that you are.
We often want to curate how others see us, putting forth an image of perfection. Admitting struggles feels countercultural. However, being human is what brings us together. The most transformative relationships are built on openness, mutual understanding and shared humanity. Bringing your real self encourages others to do the same. Embracing quirks, doubts and imperfections may feel risky, but authenticity invites trust, compassion and depth of connection.
There is freedom in caring less about others’ perceptions, and boldly being who you are. Your honesty gives others permission to do the same. Vulnerability sparks growth. Insecurities faced unlock new levels of self-awareness, confidence and intimacy with others.
What’s one area where you can share more of your true authentic self with others?
Welcome to Belle’s world. Everything in this world is based on a bell curve. Our media concentrates on giving advice to make everyone be a part of the masses. Belle's world focuses on the outer extremes of the bell curve.
This is a series of our CEO's insights and her perception of the world. They say perception is reality and she lives in her own fantasy world. This allows her to delve into the human element of our lives, helping individuals decipher their own souls, to understand, who they are and what they want, in the journey of life. As an executive coach | connector | cognitive diversity catalyst, our CEO see things from a different light that defies normal logic. These are her musings to help you unleash your mind and transform your life to see a little differently.
Belle’s world explores the extremes and goes beyond the surface. Ready to read about some of the “elephants in the room?”
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