Using distinctions is a great way to develop and grow — personally and professionally.

There’s something about the contrast of two words, and their descriptions, that makes things ‘stick’.

I’ve picked out three from my coaching philosophy — ‘The Authentic Entrepreneur’ — for you to consider as you head into the end of your week.

I hope you enjoy them.

Authentic vs. Synthetic

Authenticity is a way of being that gives freedom to anyone who chooses to embrace it. By coming from this place with communication to your self first by identifying your true self, values, purpose, and what you desire in life underpins the whole perspective of the Authentic Entrepreneur.

If you are clear and authentic on the inside then you’ll be able to create authenticity on the outside. Being willing, and having the courage, to come from an authentic place all the time takes practice, patience, and the willingness to be messy (not perfect).

What lies on the other side is freedom of heart and mind.

When we have that, anything is possible. (this distinction has been expanded in a former article I where I identify tips on how to live an authentic life, you can read that if you click here)

Everything Is As It Should Be vs. Something’s Missing

What if everything you’ve been through as a person throughout your life was exactly as it should have been to give you the experiences, training, resilience — everything you needed — to get you to where you are today?

What if nothing was missing?

Most people spend their lives bemoaning about missed opportunities, relationships not being as they should be, how their childhood wasn’t great, or how hard business is … what they fail to see is that everything that happens in life is a series of events that we attach perceptions (stories) to that become emotionally charged and are often ‘lopsided’.

We either see all the ‘bad’ or all the ‘good’ … whereas everything has two sides in order to create the perfect balance.

How?

Take a look at your own life … I imagine some of your most challenging situations in life have allowed you to build a set of skills that serve you now and will do in the future.

Nothing is missing, everything is perfect — depending on how you perceive it.

The Authentic Entrepreneur sees all sides of situations and is grateful for the opportunity to learn, develop and grow — seeing challenges as ‘on the way’ not ‘in the way’.

Inside Out vs. Outside In

Anything that was ever created by anyone in the history of the universe started with a thought.

That thought led to visualising an outcome and imagining a feeling that would accompany the outcome.

Then, they took action.

Creation always starts from the inside of someone, not the outside. Owning this principle creates a powerful shift inside the mind of the Authentic Entrepreneur and allows them to tap into the unlimited creativity that lies within.

Knowing that everything, including transformation, is an inside out process vs. outside in struggle leads to a deep level of empowerment from which to create a meaningful life you love to lead.

All of the above came from my own personal experiences in life and business, and from working with some amazing teachers.

If you enjoyed the distinctions you may also find value in reading my story of transformation by clicking this link … I have a sense we are quite similar.

You’ll also be able to read more about what an ‘Authentic Entrepreneur’ looks like and discover information about an upcoming opportunity to create a transformational turning point in your life and business.

Love and wellness,

David.

“Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.”

Bernie Siegel