The Art of Authenticity  


Put simply, authenticity means You are true to your own personality, values and spirit, regardless of the pressure that’s placed upon you to act otherwise. You’re honest with yourself and with others, you take responsibility for your own mistakes. Your personal values, ideals, and actions align.

Wikipedia states authenticity is a concept of one’s personality to a degree to which a person’s actions are congruent with their desires and actions despite external pressures of all social conformity. Another example of authenticity is self-expression, which means being able to express yourself fully in the company you keep, where you are fully supported and can verbalize in a passionate conversation.

Four core keys to Authenticity

  • People perform better when they can be themselves.
  • It empowers people.
  • It can build trust.
  • Authenticity breeds loyalty.

Five pillars of Authentic Conversation

  • Agree on expectations.
  • Challenge unhelpful
  • Establish a trusting relationship.
  • Show genuine appreciation.
  • Build for your future.

We are all born with value and power; however, these qualities need to be nurtured to develop, then be released, and shared, and then their worth is projected back to us from reliable sources throughout our lives. Through others’ reliably revealing the worth of our actions and decisions is how our personal value is validated and how we validate others’ personal value. In turn, this is how we, together, develop self-reliance that supports our self-worth, confidence and self-acceptance. We convert our self-worth into wisdom to drive our decisions and beliefs.

Our source of power and resilience to set and achieve goals is often the birthing of our own authenticity. When we become confident, we reach our goals. It is completely natural to make mistakes along the way. It is here we can practice thought correcting or how we develop and mature our personality and character qualities and the corresponding belief systems on which they rely. Our beliefs impact how we learn to integrate into society and relate to ourselves and others in healthy ways. In the process, we learn to develop our personality and our personal brand, OUR authenticity.

Kez Wickham St George is a #1 bestselling award-winning Author who has a passion to champion people from many diverse backgrounds to reveal the best in their creative side. Her ability to draw out the very best in storytelling from her clients has made her a popular Mentor/ Consultant. – To connect with Kez click here 

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