The first two pieces of advice do not mesh with my heart's goal to help others. I want my clients to come to me to build up, not because I have played a role in knocking them down. I want them to use my services as tool to further claim and embrace their power, not give it to me. And I don't believe that money should be the only way people can get help. In fact, when I had less money is when I needed that encouragement and those tools the most and I imagine many feel the same.
As far as my blog goes, I will not schedule my posts. I see the benefit both to myself and to my readers by having it set up that way but to me it loses the authenticity of what I am grateful for in this moment. I write this blog for me, to share my gratitude, and for you that it may inspire you to find gratitude in the moment you choose to read it as well. That, to me, is being authentic. It is the choice that feels right.
As for being authentically me, well I'm not sure who else to be. I know the purpose of this saying is to not pretend to be someone you aren't but the truth is, even when you pretend, you put your unique spin on it and it still comes out you. It may not be the you that you want to be or portray when you are pretending but you are still you; a beautifully perfect and ever-shifting human.
Today I am grateful for my understanding of what authenticity means to me. I'm grateful to allow myself some extra rest this morning without worrying that my blog will be later than usual. I'm grateful for each of you that reads my blog each day and celebrates my journey with me while finding gratitude of your own. I'm grateful to know that I create my reality. And I'm grateful to know that I have the choice to take or leave business advice depending on how it feels in my heart. I'm grateful to know that in this world of abundance, the clients that are meant to find me, will. And I'm grateful for blueberry muffins to nibble while I blog today.
How do you define authenticity? When do you feel like you are being most authentic? May today bless you with everything you need. Have a beautiful day!