Living Your Authentic Self

Have you ever felt social pressure to change the way you speak, dress, and act just be to accepted by others?

I have.

There was a stage of my life where I allowed fear, doubts, and insecurities to define who I was which caused me to hide my authentic self and become what I “thought” others wanted me to be.

The charade was VERY exhausting.

So I made a change. No longer would I be an imposter in my own skin, but rather own who I was and embrace the individual that sucks at spelling, has a strange sense of humor, and loves board games.

I realized that I needed to:

  • Forgive myself and others that had hurt me
  • Surrounded myself around positive people
  • Believe in myself

Remember you were made to be perfectly imperfect. Embrace your authentic self and shed your mask.

The Practical Leadership Guy

Claude Jones, has a passion for creating opportunities to help others succeed. And for over a decade, his life’s mission has been focused on encouraging, inspiring, and motiving others through his words and actions.

A seasoned technical leader, with over 20 years of experience, Claude is a self-taught developer that has worked his way to the executive leadership level and has experience working for a Global Fortune 1 company to high-pace startup environments.

During his spare time Claude enjoys hiking, working out, playing poker, eating, and playing board games with friends.