The majority of the world today is lacking authenticity. What most people don’t know is that authenticity will help you win the day today! In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Brendan Meyers explains why being your authentic self and sharing exactly how you feel can help you get through and win the day. Don’t unnecessarily burden yourself with feelings of frustration or resentment with the people you’re cooped up with. Release that burden and be on your journey to better relationships with your parents and loved ones.
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Today Is The Day!
If you do not know already, COVID-19 is a pandemic and you’re most likely quarantined. You should be self-quarantining and I’m not even sure if we’re in full martial law status. What I do know is the topic may help you not only in this instance but also in the future. I want to remind you that you have the power and control over yourself and the things that you do. If you can contribute to society and what’s going on in this world, do it. Put everything you have into it almost as if it’s your job. If we don’t have grocery stores, if we don’t have the things that we have around us, if we don’t have a roof over our head, it’s much harder to live and we’re going to have to hurt ourselves and we’re going to find water ourselves and we’re going to do everything ourselves.
Be grateful for what you have and what we have in this world and do your part. It is your job. What I want to talk about is authenticity. Not just the word, authenticity, but this specific statement that I pretty much put out there whenever I’m working with someone or mentoring someone, even learning from someone. I say this one-liner, “Why does authenticity help you win the day?” I don’t want a rhetorical question. I don’t need anything back. How will it help you win the day? I want to talk about this because I feel like the majority of the world is lacking in that department.
We’re not as raw as we need to be and look at it from this perspective. I don’t know if you’ve ever taken photos before. If you take a camera and you take a photo outside and it’s in the raw format. You take another photo and it’s in the JPEG format. When you put them into Lightroom or editing software or anything and you look at those different profiles, the way that the photo was taken, the way it configures onto the card, you’ll notice something pretty significant. When you change the highlights, the exposure, all of these small colors and all this stuff on the JPEG shot photo, you can’t do as much with it. You’re limited. It’s almost as if you don’t have all the puzzle pieces to put together the most beautiful portrait or image that you could have if you had it raw.
Raw photos, the whole point of it is it’s neutral. It’s the rawest form of a product of our lives. That’s the way I relate our lives. Do we want to be raw or do we want to be a JPEG? In the raw format, if you don’t know, raw is all about being able to that specific image. Let’s say it’s shot on a Sony a7R III, 42 megapixels and you want to get all of that. You want to get all the colors, you want to be able to adjust the exposure, the highlights, everything. All you have to do is put it into Lightroom, put it into Photoshop and you have so much room to work with and you can finally get that portrait or that image that you want. That’s a big difference. I want to relate that to what I’m talking about its authenticity.Be authentic because it could aid in your success more than you could ever imagine. Click To Tweet
Think of raw format of images equal or equated to the most authentic person you can be to this world. What do you want to offer? If you were authentic and you just shared exactly how you felt with the person that you’re in quarantine with, or maybe you call someone that you’ve had bad blood with or problems with or had frustrations with. Whoever it is, it could be family members, it could be a friendship, it could be your boss. Imagine what you’ll be getting off of your chest and off your shoulders. How much weight do you think we, as human beings, can honestly hold onto our shoulders without getting sick, building up more stress, without fucking up in certain areas?
How much can we handle as human beings? We can’t handle a crazy amount. The burden weighs much heavier than authenticity. That’s for sure. Burden and the things that we put on our shoulders from all the things that we are holding back from telling this world just only make our path to success, our journey to a beautiful relationship, our journey to better relationships with our parents even harder. What do you have to get off your chest? Why does authenticity help you win the day-to-day? I believe it’s because you’re showing everything and you’re putting everything on the plate, everything on the table. When someone looks at that table, there’s nothing that’s missing. The only reason why something may be missing to them is because of them, not because of you.
That’s something that we also struggle within our lives. Me personally, sometimes I’ll put everything on the table and some react, “You’re missing this. I didn’t hear you say this. This didn’t mean whatever that to me.” I’m like, “I didn’t communicate fully.” A lot of the time it’s because the other person is assuming, it’s because the other person is creating judgment. It’s because the other person is taking things personally and not wanting to come to a middle ground or a growth phase in that relationship or that communication sequence or whatever it is. It’s your time to be authentic because I feel it could ignite your success more than you could ever imagine. Ever since I became rawer and more authentic and I moved away from that JPEG life, the people that walk into my life and out of my life are for the right reasons. I know that if someone leaves my life, I put everything on the line. Yes, I could have communicated better. Yes, I could have done this. I take responsibility but also look at it from a very objective standpoint. I can just gather enough information to reason. This isn’t going to affect me too much. I’m the one that allowed them into my life and they’re the ones that are choosing to leave my life. That’s another way to look at this entire situation.
Are you ready to be authentic? Are you ready to be raw? Do you want to change the exposure, the highlights, and the color? Do you want to change all these different things to make it perfect in your world? Do you want to be stuck with something that’s missing other components, opportunity, structure, organization, or the right people in your life? Don’t live that JPEG life. Live raw life. If you want to check out any daily workouts on my Instagram, go to @TheBMeyers. I’m giving you home workouts and gym workouts every single day. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time.
We’ll see you next time. Peace.
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