In this Expert Insight Interview, JM Ryerson discusses why you should show up as you. JM Ryerson has successfully built and exited two companies, achieving personal financial freedom. He also developed the Let’s Go Win process and authored two books: Let’s Go Win and Champion’s Daily Playbook.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- The value of being your true authentic self
- Authenticity as a buzzword
- Why everyone wins if you show up as yourself
Taking off the Mask
We’re all conditioned to appear as things we think we’re supposed to be. Whether to look a certain way, sound a certain way, or act a certain way. The truth is that the greatest shining light you have is your authentic self.
We start to put on these masks early in life, while we’re still children, and we begin to forget some of who we are. The problem is that when you’re not your authentic self, you’re just a shell of yourself; it takes time and energy. You’re out of alignment and can’t show up as the best version of yourself when you do this.
Your authentic self is in there; you just need to find it. Removing your masks allows you to come out, flourish, and thrive. Authenticity has become such a huge buzzword lately, and the more people talk about it, the more inauthentic it sounds.
You can’t become authentic until you remove your masks, but many people focus on the wrong things and come off as quite the opposite.
We’re going through such an exciting and challenging time in which many people finally got some quiet time and started to figure out that they were not doing what they love. Unfortunately, this has created some challenges in the workforce, staffing-wise in particular.
The great news, however, is that people have started spending time with themselves and caring for themselves. When you get insightful and look inside yourself, asking what you want out of life and what you want to bring to this world, when you find what that is and can pursue it, the world wins. You win, and everybody around you wins because it doesn’t take much energy just to be you.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.