Be Your True, Authentic Self

My personal motto is “Be Really You”. Not just a little bit of you. Not just a little of the time. Be 100% of you, 100% of the time.

I believe that life conditions us at a young age to suppress who we really are so much so that when we are adults we don’t know who we are.

I remember a time in high school, my classmates and I went to breakfast for Senior Ditch Day. (We were lame seniors…lol). Everyone was laughing and talking and socializing. I’ll never forget it. One of my classmates said to me, “You laugh loudly,” and I felt myself shrink.

Did I laugh too loudly? Did I miss the memo on what an appropriate laugh is?

That’s how it happens. That’s how we lose ourselves. We get feedback from other people. We get feedback from life and events. This feedback tells us that we’re different. So we spend our lives trying to fit an imaginary mold of who we think we should be. We try to fit the mold of what is acceptable and right.

<<There is no mold. We get to design our own lives.>>

Then we get older and get married. We have kids. Now there is another set of layers we pile on. We have new roles to play. The real us sinks deeper.

Eight years ago I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know that I didn’t know. It showed up in my life. It showed up in the way I presented myself. It showed up in the experiences and people I allowed into my life.

I welcomed people and experiences into my life that did not belong. Yet, I had no idea that they didn’t belong because I didn’t know what belonged. I didn’t know who belonged. I didn’t know me.

I let people, a man, stay in my life was wayyy too long. I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin.

I felt ashamed of the life I was living. I was embarrassed by the things I accepted, the things I settled for.

The life I live today is so much different than the life I lived eight years ago. The people and experiences in my life all belong here. I know that for a fact, because now I know me.

I feel comfortable in my own skin again. I feel fulfilled and life has meaning. My cup runs over.

That’s why I’m so excited to announce my brand new Rediscover You 90 Day private intensive coaching program.

If you realize that you’ve lost touch with who you are. Maybe you feel like you’ve never known who you are I invite you to apply for a complimentary Rediscover You clarity call to discuss if my private intensive is the right program for you. Apply at www.transformwithcharlene.com.

Joseph Campbell has a quote that I love. He says, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

I thought about that quote. Why is it a privilege to be who you are?

I decided it’s a privilege because everybody won’t do it. Everyone will not take the journey back to their true, authentic, powerful self. Everyone won’t have the courage. Everyone won’t have the support or the guidance.

Some people will never be their true selves. Some people will never live my motto, “Be Really You.”

But you can.

Simply apply at www.transformwithcharlene.com to get the conversation started. I’m only looking for 10 women so even if you think you might be interested now is the time to act.

~ Charlene

Charlene Dior

Blogger, author, podcast, investor, marketer, sister, daughter, pet mom, friend and Christian. Personal growth junkie who loves the idea that a caterpillar can transform into a butterfly! ? Grab my bestselling book From Caterpillar to Butterfly: Transform the Life You Have into the Life You Love on Amazon! Available in paperback or as an ebook.

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