5 Keys to Radical Authenticity – Do you have them?

by Amy on May 30, 2013


I believe Radical Authenticity is the number one success strategy for business and life that most people don’t know about.

In fact most of the women I mentor — coaches, entrepreneurs, writers, performers -think the key to success is all about doing it flawlessly (on the first try).

Most people have it backwards.

It wasn’t until I started to embrace imperfection, amplify my quirks and let the haters hate that I stopped being the laughing stock of my accountant and started to attract my tribe, make money and have fun doing my thing.

Which is why I am on a crusade to get the word out that Radical Authenticity truly is the new paycheck!

Over the past two weeks I’ve been talking to heart-centered entrepreneurs who live Radical Authenticity orthe commitment to do business and life your way, no apologies.

And as you can imagine, over the course of talking with these “Radicals” I’ve noticed a few themes.

Here are the my findings so far.

People who embrace Radical Authenticity:

1. Amplify their quirks, they never hide them

“If it’s something you’re ashamed of or a quality you’ve been shamed for, it’s either a personal story that is a goldmine for your business or it’s a quality that’s a superpower that you’ve spent way too long trying to dampen when you should actually be amplifying it.” – Susan Hyatt

2. Don’t do it like everyone else

“You’re not valuable as a cookie cutter.” – Amethyst Wyldfyre (Tweet this)

“Where along the way did you buy that it has to be the way the manual says?” – Allison Crow (Tweet this)

3. Use failure as a means to an end, not an excuse to give up

“Where did you fail today? Many go to our grave never having tried because we’re afraid of failure.”-Stephanie McWilliams (Tweet this)

“If the process is at F but you gave up at B, you didn’t even give yourself a chance to succeed.” – Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour (Tweet this)

4. Know their value

“Whatever you’re doing, if you believe in the power of it, you get to a place where you just go, ‘Oh my God, this is so helpful. It would be a crime for me not to talk about it… ‘” – Sarah Seidelmann

“When it comes to sales, you have to be in a space to understand to the core of your being, how valuable you are.” – Amethyst Wyldfyre (Tweet this)

5. Believe in themselves

“If we knew success was guaranteed and it was at G, we’d all be going to G. My thing is, are you willing to put all your chips in on you? You need to be your own guarantee.” – Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

“You’re the only one who knows how to save you. And you’re the only one who can. ” – Carolin Hauser (Tweet this)


Now it’s your turn. Share 1 way that YOU embody Radical Authenticity in your business or life in the comments below.

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Susanne May 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I believe that we all struggle with who we are and who we reveal to the world. There is something to that with age comes wisdom. I’ve always felt I am true to myself and reveal that in my work, at play and in my relationships….I am a positive, intelligent, fun-loving, adventurous, feminine woman who has gifts to give to the world and a vision for a life lived authentically.


Amy May 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I love how you own in Susanne! Thank you for sharing. Thank you for being that ositive, intelligent, fun-loving, adventurous, feminine woman you are! xoxo


Jen Bodenham May 30, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I share my stories which is sometimes very vulnerable space to be in but it helps me connect with others in a beautiful and often funny way!
Great post and program, thank you!


Jamie Santos May 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I share truth about everything with everyone. I don’t hide what needs to be said. I have mastered the art of being tactful, yet firm. I can deliver bad news and still have the recipient like me. I don’t look for arguments or conflict, but if I’m in one…I’m not afraid of it…in fact, bring it on!!! People frequently comment on how they love how honest I am and how I keep it real.


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