"What a fantastic book. This book is exactly what I needed ... there are so many basic life rules that I have tried to live by for a long time in spite of those "snarks." Real You Incorporated offers great advice for anyone starting a journey into the business world."
Rita Wolfe, Corporate Director of Civic Affairs, Dispatch Printing Company
So what's real? It's the approach I take to every aspect of life, and any project I take on!
Launch with a smile
Real means going with your gut, listening to your instincts. To play and laugh. Real means that it's not about how loud you talk; it's about what you say and meaning it. Real is understanding that even business is personal today. That relationships matter. Real is behaving online the same as you would offline, and vice versa. Real people give to others, share information freely and laugh out loud. It's believing in creativity, and being creative whenever possible. Real is inclusive, full of potential, and deep. Real is about being successful, strong and powerful, without taking anyone else's power away.
In the past, it was easier to be a fake,less than fully genuine, less than fully present. You could be one thing at the office, at school, at a meeting, and another at home. With transparency and the digital age, you have no choice. You've got to be real.
Being real requires you to be authentic. To listen to your deeper self, your inner voice. This is where the soul lies, the real you. I happen to think those of us from the Heartland are in tune with what's real, the values that matter. Today, more than ever, when change is the constant, the best defense is being real in every aspect of your life. Be home. Be at work. Be present. Be real.