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Wish I Had Known Earlier to Be Me

July 26, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

Be yourself and don’t apologize for it. The results may be profitable.

I’ve mentioned in previous blogs that I recently heard Bo Eason speak. He’s a former NFL star turned actor turned public speaker I found inspiring. In his speech, he was very physical. He used movement in his speech and made great eye contact so audience members felt connected to him. His catch line was, “Don’t apologize for your physicality.”

We can all learn from that. We do not need to apologize for who we are or what we are or how we are. It doesn’t mean we have to be overtly physical. It doesn’t mean we have to be any particular way. We have to be ourselves. We’ve talked in earlier blogs about building our tribe and how being yourself is critical to building that following, to having people impassioned about you, and to getting where you want to go.

As you’re empowering yourself, — preparing, planning, and protecting for your future — you want to do it in a way that’s authentic to you. This will make your plans easier to execute, more realistic, and more likely to succeed. I know I spent a period of my career apologizing for who I am by trying to be what other people wanted me to be rather than being truly and authentically myself.

Have you made this mistake? What have you learned about being truly and authentically yourself along your journey? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your experiences.

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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.


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