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How to Stay True to You

How to Stay True to You

As the economy changes, one of the most important perspectives you can adopt is staying true to who you are. Itís the only way to not only thrive, but to feel fully alive; however, it can be extremely difficult in a world filled with stereotypes, and false judgements.

If you really study truly successful people, and those living their dreams, you will find a commonality: They value and express who they are regardless of others’ opinions or criticism. Most actually credit their success to staying confident in their core values, expressing their true identity, and not conforming to whatís considered ďnormal.Ē

I believe this is the only way to express our true genius and contribution to the world! If youíre going to build a world class life, youíre bound to run into a few people who just wonít (or canít) understand where youíre coming from. In a world filled with people trying to fit in, go against the grain and stand out. Iíve carefully crafted these 5 tips to help you live a dynamic and fulfilled life. Enjoy!

Always Be You: Don’t change to fit the mold of society, don’t change to fit in with the people around you, unless it’s for the better. Don’t let others opinions drown out your real potential and belief in yourself. Embrace being different and don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.

Choose Your Values Wisely And Authentically: Be willing to deepen your sense of self. Create a personal philosophy for living. Know your values and what you care about most. Doing so will increase your confidence and how people look at you. If you choose your values based on who you are, what you stand for, and what you believe in, it wonít matter what others think….Finish reading on for Peter’s other 3 tips!

Peter Voogd is a serial entrepreneur, a personal coach and a mentor.

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8:55PM PST on Jan 6, 2014

Can't claim success but I am content within myself....

2:52PM PST on Jan 6, 2014


8:44AM PST on Jan 6, 2014

Thank you.

5:12AM PST on Jan 6, 2014

I try not to compare myself with others and just be happy with who I am.

3:44AM PST on Jan 6, 2014

Respect others as well

12:52PM PST on Jan 5, 2014

You know how the human mind works? It has two ways of processing ideas. The part of the brain that psychologists call primitive jumps at first impressions, moments before the info reached the grey matter. If the info is of serious interest to you, like your own life, it certainly reaches the grey matter, but the info is of passing interest, the primitive brain overrides the grey matter. One of the conforming majority only has a passing interest in why you are doing something different. ‘Such-and-such works for me and ‘everyone else’. Then the person gets emotionally attached to their first impression. They can’t or won’t take in an explanation they haven’t thought of.

Oh, think of the mess we would be in if our lives were ruled by other people’s first ‘primitive-brain’ impressions and not our own grey matter!

12:01PM PST on Jan 5, 2014

I really don't like the "to be continued on the site I can make ad revenue on" type of articles. But Hey, I'm being true to me.

11:16AM PST on Jan 5, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

6:19AM PST on Jan 5, 2014

Thank you.

4:56AM PST on Jan 5, 2014

Thank you, for Sharing this!

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