Martha's Dare inspiring you to achieve your dreams

Be yourself; everyone else is taken.

“Be yourself; everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde

Seems logical right ?! What do you think he meant by this straight forward, crisp quote ? Could it be, that he was saying if you aren’t yourself, who are you ?

DARE: I dare you to courageously be YOU !

I dare you to courageously be YOU… all the time. The good news is that you have already started this journey. A couple of weeks ago you started when you got to know yourself….fiercely. You took the time to figure out who you are, what you love to do, and what makes you YOU !? Let’s build on it so you can put it into action.

In know yourself….fiercely. you built out statements about what you love to do and key aspects of yourself. For example, my list included:
I am a creative, idea machine
I am an engineer, a recipe inventor, and a boisterous coach

Take a couple of minutes and add to your list. This time I want you to think about how you like to make people feel and key aspects of your personality.

For example:
I love to laugh. I love to make others feel supported, loved and cared for.
I love to inspire others to achieve their best.
I am loud. I have a lot of energy. I am outgoing.
I ask questions – all the time. I enjoy challenging the status quo.
I am a positive person, and like to create a happy environment for others.

Now is the action part. It takes courage to be yourself. So take these statements and LIVE them. What you will find is that being true to who you are, you will project authenticity in your interactions, allowing you to more easily establish trust, and aligned with yourself. People can tell if you are faking it ! So I dare you…to courageously be yourself !

Martha’s outcome: Over the last 10 years in my career I not always been 100% myself out of fear that if I brought my whole self to work that I wouldn’t fit it. It wasn’t until 5 years ago when I unleashed all 110% pure Martha that I had nothing to fear. In fact, by being the energetic, outspoken, highly collaborative, rule breaking Martha people were drawn to want to work with me and that the parts of ME that I was keeping to myself were indeed what differentiated me from the rest ! Being ME is the key to my success, I dare you to let it be yours?

About Martha van Berkel

Martha is the co-founder of Marketing Technology company - Hunch Manifest. She likes to fire up customer adoption and disrupting industries! She is a entrepreneur and a Mom!