The Authenticity Advantage

Dashmeet Kaur
2 min readJul 6, 2023

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Have you ever found yourself questioning the impact of your actions? That nagging feeling that everything you do might be insignificant?

You’re not alone.

It’s a sentiment that many have grappled with at some point.

But what if I told you that amidst this realisation, there’s a counterintuitive truth?

That truth is this: when you bring your authentic self into everything you do, you tap into your definition of passion, creativity, and purpose. In fact, your unique experiences, talents, and quirks become powerful tools to navigate the world.

One of the most profound ways I’ve embraced authenticity is as a people leader. Instead of trying to be someone I’m not, I’ve learned to be true to myself. And let me tell you, it’s not only liberating but also quite amusing.

For instance, I have an insatiable love for memes and emoji reactions. So, when my team is tapping away on their keyboards during night shifts, I try to cheer them up by sending them hilarious memes or funny emoji reactions. It might seem like a small gesture, but it has a profound impact on their morale. It reminds them that work can be enjoyable and that we’re all human beings who appreciate a good laugh.

You might be thinking, “Okay, but does my authenticity really matter in the grand scheme of things?”

Absolutely!

Just like pebbles create ripples when they touch the surface of a pond, your authentic actions have a ripple effect on the world around you.

It’s not about trying to change the world or the magnitude of your actions. It’s about the tiny shifts, the subtle connections, and the genuine interactions that happen when you approach life with authenticity.

In a world that often tells us that nothing we do matters, it helps to remember that your individuality does matter.

Your existence, your perspective, and your voice hold worth.

So, as you navigate through life, don’t shy away from being yourself. Bring as much of your authentic self into everything you do, whether it’s in your career, relationships, or personal passions.

You are here for a reason, after all.

Take a moment to ponder: How can you bring your authentic self into your work and life? What unique qualities or experiences can you share with the world?

Remember, by being yourself, you have the power to make a difference, even if it’s just through a shared laugh or a heartfelt connection.

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Dashmeet Kaur

I write personal reflections and about anything that piques my interest. For writing gigs, reach out to me here: dashmeet19@gmail.com