Just a bit about me and my journey to be Authentically Eric. I was someone who was not my authentic self. I told people what they wanted to hear and did not voice my opinion because they might not like me or like what I had to say. Everyone would say about me, ” He is such a nice guy.” The problem with that, and it is a huge problem that comes with that, are almost too much to handle and certainly not the way to live life.
No one will ever know who you are. No one can love you because they do not know who you are, so relationships will falter, friendships will surface only, and life will surface only.
If you want to live life to the fullest, have connections to the fullest, and have people genuinely know you and genuinely want to be with you, you need to be real and become authentically you! I did that and want to help you get there, too. It is so worth it!!!
Let’s Get Real
This website is created with absolute love and respect for all the people out there who are struggling with the total pressures of trying to be liked, wanting to fit in, not wanting to say anything wrong, to have everyone think you are so nice. It would be all you thought of to have everyone think you are nice, so much so that you lose yourself, and it is a constant struggle in your mind and your words to do whatever and say whatever you can to make sure everyone likes you.
When the truth is that they may like you when you do that, but they rarely respect you or care to know you more than the surface. But even worse, they will take advantage of how nice you are trying to be and walk all over you.
I know all about this. I was so deep into being nice to everyone, making sure I never made waves. I was not looking into people’s eyes. Never interrupting, never voicing how I felt in case it was not how others felt—staying in the background so my opinions couldn’t be criticized. I was going along with what everyone else was doing, never making a stand for what I believed in. I got so wrapped up in pleasing others that I never got my needs to be met, and I had no idea who I was and what I felt.
I would go on dates, and the women all liked me but did not want to date me for long. At work, they all liked me but did not want to use my ideas or hang out with me, friends liked me but never really knew me or wanted to get to know me, and I never knew why because everyone liked me?
Most people can tell when someone is being too nice, fake, or just not being real, and that is not appealing to a relationship, a friendship, or at work. How can anyone know who you are if you don’t even know who you are? So all you get is surface people who do not want to invest in someone who is not being real in life.
It took me a long time to figure all this out, and I am just scratching the surface. Not being Authentic will never work if you want to have a whole life filled with connections and live life fully.
Life and people need to be connected, and there is only one way to connect to life and people: to be authentically you, be authentic, express opinions freely and respectfully, be confident to know you are worth knowing, and you add value to all conversations. I have made it out the other side, and it is so absolutely freeing. You will be amazed at how happy you can be and how relaxed and easy it can be to be you!
I want everyone to experience the joy, freedom, and ability to live life fully, connect with people, be valued, speak freely, with confidence, and know it is how you feel and what you want.
No matter how long you have been doing this, it was pretty much all my life, till I knew it had to change, that suffering from trying to be nice was far worse than speaking my mind and being myself would bring. Speaking my mind and being myself not only did not make people, not like me, but it also made them respect me, hear me, and want to hang out with me.
I want to be able to give all the tools, knowledge, and confidence to all those suffering from being lost in wanting to please others, wanting to be liked, and not make any waves, and let them feel what it is like to be strong, confident, bold, connected, respected, and so interesting to hang out with.
Everyone has it within them. Even if you say you are just not born like that or have been this way for too long, anyone can break free and get their life back, get real, and become themselves authentically. I know you can do it. It is easy because it is really who you are. It just got buried, and your mind told you stories of how being you will never be good enough, and no one will like you. You can be you! I want to show you how.
I want to show you some great tools that I have found very useful and life-changing. Even though I had to sift through all the crap out there to find the gems that turned my life around, I want to save you time, and grief, so that you can dive right into the best places to get yourself out of this struggle and back into your life.
These are tried and true from my personal experience, and I would not recommend any of these if they did not work for me. Nothing I will recommend will be anything I have not tried myself and had it change my life.
I am putting my name, my life, and my reputation on the line to make sure you get the best resources to change your life in the ways that I did. No need to google through hundreds of websites, books, e-courses, and false promises as I did. You will be able to be a few clicks away from your journey to better health, a better you, and a better life!
My review of an online therapy website that can support you on your journey: Online-Therapy.com.
My review of the Self-Therapy Journey website: Self-Therapy Journey.
My review of the Self-Love Workbook: Self-Love Workbook.
My Homecoming book review: Homecoming.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below, and I will be more than happy to help you out and support you in your journey personally. Please email me at the email below my name. I will personally go over things with you and support you along your journey.