Authentic is being true to yourself, to be genuine or real, representing one’s true nature or beliefs. Why is it important for you to be authentic? Being authentic creates an internal feeling of personal freedom, it allows you to feel alive, and to live in the present. Being authentic is also a key to trust, both trusting yourself and trust of others.
Confident is being sure of oneself, having certainty in one’s own abilities. Why would you want to focus on being confident? Being confident allows you to overcome your fears and is required to take action. Being confident will also allow you to have more self-worth, happiness, and joy.
Empowered is having the authority or power to do something. Why do you want to be empowered? When someone is empowered permission comes from within, too often we limit ourselves more than anyone else limits us. Being empowered means you will believe in yourself to take action and you don’t need to wait for something else to be completed first, ie. I need to do “blank” first, before I can do “blank”.
Seen Acts of Courage
Sherrie has a strength in being able to pivot, talk about what’s important in my week-to-week experience, and offer real-life advice about my challenges as a new people manager. Also, she has really good practical suggestions for the day-to-day kinds of things (task management, etc.). Sherrie is great at balancing listening and sharing. I feel like she really cares about my progress and improvement and I feel like she wants me to do well.