Permit me to start this article with a quote from Brene Brown, he says, and I quote:

“To be authentic, we must cultivate the courage to be imperfect- and vulnerable. We have to believe that we are fundamentally worthy of love and acceptance, just as we are. I have learned that there is no better way to invite more Grace, gratitude and joy into our lives than by mindfully practicing authenticity”.   

Therefore, Authenticity is about living at the moment with conviction and confidence while staying true to yourself.

Authenticity is also an act of revealing your true identity with no iota of inferiority. Below are acronyms for authentic, ensure this is part of your daily engagement.

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A – Appearance

U – Understanding

T – Truth

H – Honesty

E – Enthusiasm

N – Nature

T – Thinking

I – Identity

C – Capacity

How to be Authentic in your approach to life.

1. Be Yourself

Be yourself

Do not be like another person, stay true to yourself, compete with no one but yourself. Appreciate yourself and discover the greatness within you.

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2. Cultivate the Habit of Thinking

Cultivate the habit of thinking

Always look inward, think deep. This goes a long way in overcoming any fear, no matter your profession or chosen carrier.


3. Understand the Fact that no one is Perfect

No one is perfect

We all make mistakes, avoid focusing more on your mistakes, and let your mistakes be your today’s lesson which will become your experience for tomorrow.

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4. Know that Listening is an impressive skill


Because you aspire to overcome Glossophobia, doesn’t mean you will not listen to others. Nobody is an island of knowledge, learn to listen to others builds your courage and confidence to give a sound response.

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5. Improve Your Self Esteem

Self Esteem

Your self-esteem is very important, you are unique, once you have the mindset of positive self-esteem, overcoming the fear of public speaking becomes easier.

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6. Never Doubt your Ability

Self Doubt

Believe you can, no matter the circumstances, self belief is your first key to victory in Overcoming Glossophobia.


To be authentic, it is pertinent to be SOUND in your approach.

S – Self-esteem is key

O – Ownership; take ownership of your life

U – authentic mindset; be Unshakable

N – Nail it; avoid too much irrelevant conversation. Be precise.

D – Dare to be different. You are the best of your kind.

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In conclusion, Authenticity is who you truly are and letting people know that without fear or apology. Be who you are and the greatness that will be revealed in you will amaze you.

Thank You for Reading through….

You Are Great!!!

Author: Temitayo Abudu

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