>Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Inspiring Your Authentic Week

Make 2008 Amazing

Posted: 07 Jan 2008 02:02 PM CST

Lets make a difference in 2008.  

Margaret Mead said  – “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

I like to think that we are thoughtful and committed citizens – and the group is certainly small in a global context.  

I believe that the most powerful and positive thing that we could all commit to, in 2008, is to be as completely true to ourselves as we possibly can be. 

Let us all consider what we feel could be improved about the world we live in.  Write a list of the things that you would really like to see change in the world.  It does not matter how big or how small they are, just write them down so that you have a list of five to seven things that are really important to you.

Then, rather than going out and attempting to change the behaviour of others, let us simply be those improvements ourselves.

As Gandhi said – “You must be the change you want to see in the world”.

For example:

If you would like an end to war – commit to being more peaceful and loving
If you would like an end to homelessness, prejudice and bullying – commit to being more inclusive and non judgmental
If you would like an end to exploitation of people and the environment – commit to giving more and taking less
If you would like an end to corruption and dishonesty – commit to transparency and honesty
If you would like an end to ignorance and stupidity – commit to learning more yourself and sharing what you learn.

Be those changes in the most committed and fearless way that you can be.  Without trying to, your commitment will inspire others and as they are inspired to commit, they in turn will inspire others and the world will be changing.

It is six years since I committed myself to the path of authenticity.  I believe that if the world (well, people) could be more authentic we would immediately resolve many of the challenges we face.  I do not believe people are ‘bad’ or ‘malicious’ generally, we just get confused and afraid and when we take decisions from a place of fear or confusion the consequences can be disastrous. 

If we are fully authentic we take decisions with clarity and the world is a better place as a result.

For six years I have worked on my own authenticity, challenging myself to understand my truth and to be it in all situations without fear or compromise.  I have also worked with thousands of people both privately and through their jobs to help them to be more authentic.

Today is the first day of the Total Potential Retreat my latest project to help others to be authentic, I am very excited about this as it uses a new format for me and will make it possible for more people to find their total potential through their authenticity.  Since the retreat runs for most of the year it should be easier for people to come.  I hope that you can make it some time.

The next  Authentic Transformation Advance is only 2 months away and if you would like to inspire others to be authentic through coaching or art or consulting or whatever your channel it would be wonderful to see you there.

If you would like one to one support on your journey of authenticity give me a call and we can chat through how the authentic coaching process works.

I also mentioned a conference on the 27th of February that I will be participating in and the link did not work – so here it is in full and with apologies – www.advizory.com/conferences/programme.html?campaign=NeilCrofts

Wishing you an amazing and outstanding 2008.

with love


neil crofts  – coach, consultant, facilitator
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About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.
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