If you truly want to meet an authentic person, then I recommend that you make an attempt to reach out to Mike Robbins. Mike is the author of a new book entitled, “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken: Transform Your Life with the Power of Authenticity“.
In my interview with Mike, we explore what helps to make a person more authentic through his five principles of authenticity:
- Know Yourself
- Transform Your Fears
- Express Yourself
- Be Bold
- Celebrate Who You Are
When you first read the principles you might think, “well this is simple”. Well, think again, because for most people, our ego gets in the way of us becoming the most authentic we can be. We are hiding behind our wall of protection where we feel comfortable. It is usually here that we create the alter ego which frequently prevents others from really knowing who we are, and and for us to be able to liberate ourselves to express freely and openly.
Mike has done a masterful job of laying out his book so that the reader can easily utilize and apply the principles taught. The first part of the book looks at WHY it can be hard for us to be authentic-the familial, cultural, and personal influences, thoughts, and fears that make it difficult for us to do and say what is true for us, or lead us to believe that who we are is not acceptable enough. He really helps in creating more awareness about what authenticity is, and what blocks us for attaining it.
Part two of the book lays out the Five Principles of Authenticity that Mike has developed over the last ten years of working directly with individuals and in groups.
In the third part of the book, Mike provides the reader with HOW to take action. He has created interactive exercises and practices to assist us in becoming more authentic.
There is a great quote in Mikes’ book from Mother Teresa, “Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway”. I think that this quote really sums up what authenticity is, the real question is what prevents you from expressing your divine authenticity and how will you show up in life once you have explored your true nature. I encourage you to explore and understand your true nature, for it is here that you are liberated to express yourself and shine as an individual.
Mike is an awesome speaker, coach and author. He works to help people transform their lives, and live with more passion and authenticity. If you would like to learn more about Mike, his books and coaching programs then I would recommend that you click here.
Please enjoy this interview with Mike, and if you like what you hear during this interview please let either Mike or myself know.