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How is communicating authentically different?
You maximize your personal power when you exude an energy of authenticity. When you not only speak from the heart but walk your talk, others get the real you. Living authentically comes from closing the gap between who you are, what you do, and what you want others to get about you. Authenticity results when who you are being equals what you are speaking.
In contrast, when you project a facade that differs from what you think and who you really are inside, others sense the disparity. When your speaking and who you are being don't match, it keeps you from being heard and decreases your personal effectiveness.
For example, have you ever dealt with a slippery salesperson who was trying to sell you something you didn't want? You perceived the pushy, self-serving, overbearing energy as inauthentic.
The answer to communicating your network marketing business opportunity authentically starts with being at peace with who you really are and what you have to offer. It's about giving up your right to make your prospect do what you want him to do, but looking to contribute something of value instead. The result will be that you will no longer be projecting an image that serves to conceal some aspect of yourself that you are hiding. You'll start to come across as real, concerned, down to earth, a good listener . . . all qualities that will attract others to you.
We all live our lives out of images we hold about ourselves, others and the world in general. When the image we have of who we are is inconsistent with the image we wish others to get about us, we put on an act to conceal whatever it is we cannot stand. What this means is that if you are not totally confident that your opportunity, company and products are exceptional, your prospect will get it - no matter what you say.
So, before you can communicate powerfully with others, you must first do whatever it takes to handle your own belief. If you do not, you will constantly attract those objections to you that you yourself still have!
Accessing your power means handling any doubts you may have. It's all about believing in the company, products and opportunity yourself and not being afraid to let others know it -- from the heart. When your doubts no longer run you, you can speak with an authenticity that comes from being yourself. You can then have the freedom to focus on sharing authentically the greatest opportunity in the history of the world. And, you will have the power to succeed.
EXERCISE FOR AUTHENTICITY
1) Begin to notice when your energy is coming across inauthentically.
What qualities or thoughts about yourself, your products, company or opportunity are you reluctant to let others discover?
2) Identify any areas where your belief level is not at 100%.
What steps will you take toward resolving these issues?
About the author
Dr. Joe Rubino is an internationally acclaimed personal development trainer, life-changing success and life-optimization coach, and best-selling author of 12 books available worldwide in 23 languages. He is the CEO of The Center for Personal Reinvention, an organization that has impacted the lives of more than 2 million people through personal and leadership development programs, providing participants with tools to maximize their happiness, self-esteem, communication skills, productivity, and personal effectiveness.
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