Everyone talks about authenticity. How do you find your authentic voice as a writer? How do you ensure that as an business person you come across as authentic? When you get up and speak about yourself and your services, how can you guarantee the audience “gets” that you are being “real”?
There’s a formula that works every time: passion + purpose = inspiration
When you combine your passion for your whatever it is you do with your sense of purpose or mission–the reason you feel you must do that thing–write, coach, provide a service, speak, heal, etc., you will feel inspired. When you feel inspired, you are “in spirit,” in touch with the core of who you really are–your true self. When you act from this inspired place, your authentic, or real, self shines through every time.
To achieve authenticy, do things you feel passionate about and about which you have a sense of purpose. When you feel inspired, act. You’ll then achieve the inspired and authentic results you desire, and everyone who sees your work, hears you speak or encounters you will comment on your level of authenticity.