Those who know me well know my theme is Stay True to Who You Are.  A ‘refreshed’ version that is a little more daring and badass is to be Unapologetically Authentic.  If you are honest with yourself, is what you say and are the actions that you take a reflection of who you are at your core?  Or do you sometimes (or always) consider what other people might think before you do or say anything?  Have you learned to hide your true feelings and authentic self in fear of rejection

Openly expressing your inner truth and allowing your inner self to show up every moment of your life is the essence of being Unapologetically Authentic.  It’s honoring your values and taking risks while facing any fears.  It’s about focusing on what is truly important to you.  And it can show up in many ways.  Alanis Morrissette sings about “Unabashedly bawling your eyes out.”  It could be a defiant self-proclamation of who you are by the way you dress.  It could be an unpretentious display of affection that is real, raw and right from the heart. Adjectives like brazen, piercing and uninhibited come to mind as well.

Could you use a Tuneup of being Unapologetically Authentic?  Find out by taking the Unapologetically Authentic Quiz.  For each statement below, click on the number that best represents where you presently live, 0 being strongly disagree, and 10 being strongly agree.  Have some fun with this! Just so you know, I took the test and even I realized there are some things that I could do to become more true and authentic…but that’s what it’s all about, realizing where you are at and what you need to do to take it to the next level.

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