Just be yourself.

You’ve probably heard this piece of advice more times than you can count, but what does it actually mean to you?

In a world that is constantly selling you ideas of who and how you should be, it can be confusing to figure out who you really are.

It is sometimes assumed that with age you will eventually come to know yourself. In my experience, this is not necessarily true. As a therapist, I have treated clients in their 50’s and 60’s, who were still playing out unresolved injuries from the past, seeking validation and mirroring from others to give them their identity. Knowing and honoring your truest self is an inside job that no one else can do for you. If you want to understand yourself, you have to dive in and really look at your life, choices, history etc. This can be uncomfortable and won’t just magically happen on it’s own. You must consciously make room in your life for this kind of  self reflection on a regular basis.

“Stepping out of your comfort zone can feel really scary, but it’s so, so worth it.” – Christine Hassler

Are you ready to dive in deep and connect to your authentic self? If yes, then I want to invite you to join me today on the podcast as my left coast pal, Christine Hassler, and I get real. Christine is a coach, author and Gen Y expert. Her motto “Be Who You Are. Do What You Love” isn’t just something she shares but a message she embodies.

Tune in now and get in on the discussion about disappointment, authenticity, joy and her newest book, Expectation Hangover. Plus you’ll learn about a juicy opportunity to get free coaching from Christine. Search Hello Freedom on iTunes to subscribe and listen or CLICK HERE.

Does this topic of authenticity resonate with you?

In the comments below I’d love to hear from you. Share with me one area where you feel you could be more authentic? What stops you? See if this week you can work on simply being more mindful of how authentic you are being. Awareness is the first step to change.

Being authentic isn’t always easy but, it is always possible. @Terri_Cole (Click to Tweet!)

I hope you enjoy the podcast and as always, take care of you.

Love Love Love


Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist, transformation coach, and an expert at turning fear into freedom. Sign up for Terri’s weekly Newsletter, check out her blog and follow her on Twitter.

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