The Unmatched Power of Authenticity

Dare to show up

Janice Tovey

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Brené Brown is a professor in the United States, an author, podcast host and lecturer. She is most known for her revolutionary research on shame, leadership, and the power of authenticity.

Brené Brown’s famous quotes on authenticity:

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are.

The core of authenticity is the courage to be imperfect, vulnerable, and to set boundaries.

Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make everyday. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.

You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you can’t choose both.

Authenticity is not something we have or don’t have. It’s a practice…..a conscious choice of how we want to live. Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make everyday. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.

Brene Brown’s Books:

The Gifts of Imperfection

Rising Strong

Dare to Lead

The Power of Vulnerability

I Thought It Was Just Me

Atlas of the Heart

The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

Practicing authenticity:

  1. Other people’s expectations are not your problem. Let go of them.
  2. Fight the need for perfection with self-compassion.
  3. Fortify your resilience with mindful and intentional living.
  4. Practice gratitude and forgiveness to overpower anxiety and apprehension.

Brené Brown forces us to think!

What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think — or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?

Janice Tovey 2023

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Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.