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#293: Authenticity Is Calling Yourself Out Too

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

Release Date: 08/06/2021

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Own Your Choices Own Your Life

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#293: Authenticity Is Calling Yourself Out Too

In this Friday Facts episode, I want to talk about authenticity and how it is not just about the person you show to others, and sharing that authentic version.  It is also about calling yourself out on your own BS and not giving yourself a pass for the actions or behaviours that you know aren't in alignment with who you are and the direction you desire your life to move in. 

In today’s episode we discuss:
1) According to Brene Brown, “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” When we don’t live in this space (or don’t allow ourselves to), we are stunting our own growth process.  Real growth doesn't come from finger pointing at others.  It comes from looking at the mirror, recognizing our triggers and owning what is ours to own. That is authenticity. 

2) Every relationship we have, stems from the relationship we are constantly building with ourselves.  The work always starts with us and we always go first.  So if we don’t think that we have real/authentic people in our lives, then it starts with asking ourselves if we are being honest, authentic and real with ourselves. 

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Marsha Vanwynsberghe — Author, Speaker and Life Coach
Marsha is the 6-time Bestselling Author of “When She Stopped Asking Why”.  She shares her lessons as a parent who dealt with teen substance abuse far past the level of normal experimentation.

Through her programs, coaching and live events for women, Marsha is on a mission to teach you how to “Own Your Choices” in your own life.  She teaches women how to own their stories, lead themselves and pay it forward to others by creating businesses that serve, support and impact others