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Five ways to live a more authentic life

We are all trying to be the best versions of ourselves each day. But let’s be honest; it’s hard. Some days are more difficult than others to show your true colors. That’s why I want to give 5 tangible ways for you to live a more authentic life EACH DAY. These will help you get back on track!

1. Find your “voice” – I don’t mean your physical voice. Instead, find your passion. The thing that get you out of bed in the morning. Find that and embrace it!

2. Embrace your leadership style – each one of you has a style of leading. Embrace the style that works for you and OWN it!

3. Practice gratitude – We don’t show gratitude nearly enough. As mission week reminded us, gratitude is what separates a successful person from an average person. Practice it early, practice it often, practice it now.

4. Develop your personal brand – what is that “brand” that you put into this world. Is it positive energy? Is it empowerment? Understand the brand that works for you and live it out to the fullest.

5. Focus on what you CAN control – Each day, you can control your attitude, your effort and your energy. Put your full self into these areas and watch how much you grow.

Authenticity matters! And you do, too. And always remember the words of our dear friend Father Naus: “See written on the forehead of everyone you meet today: ‘Make me feel important.’” That’s the spirit of authenticity.

Jim Love, Comm '13, is a lead sales support professional - TAPFIN (ManpowerGroup Solutions) in Milwaukee. Contact him at






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