How To Show Up And Be Your Real Self

Posted on April 30th, 2014.
Posted in these categories: Being Seen, Stepping Out, Video. 10 Comments

Just Do It!

This is a complete change from my usual style of blog – I decided to record a VLOG instead!


The wild, wise crone in me came out yesterday morning, and inspired me to show up and just be real – because that’s the most powerful thing you can do (I believe) – and it’s the thing that I want to enable my clients to do.


I had an epiphany recently, and I figured I can’t ‘hide’ behind my words alone – spouting at you from behind my safe, anonymous computer screen encouraging you to ‘be your real self’, if I don’t lead from the front!


I had the wild, crazy idea to do a video blog, without preparation, without a new outfit or hairdo or makeup – to just show up and be real.


You’ve got to do that thing that scares the life out of you, because it might just breathe life INTO you!

I did just that, and I can confirm that it definitely did!

I feel bizarrely free and exhilarated!


The video here is the result: (I’ll record in landscape mode for next time!)

Over To You:

I would love to know what’s the biggest thing that scares you? And how are you inspired to take action to overcome that ? Please leave me a comment and let me know!


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  1. April 30, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I was truly touched by your honesty and by your courage to show you vulnerability and real self! Watching your video, seeing you as the real Ann, and listening to your words just brings it home and shows me once again that we are all so similar and share a lot, and that vulnerability is actually a beautifully human thing. Bruna

    1. May 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      Thankyou Bruna – your words bring tears to my eyes (again!) – thank you for sharing.
      I love your phrase “beautifully human”! Yes we are all the same underneath, and when we can admit that to ourselves, and acknowledge that to be vulnerable is to be human – that’s a huge source of power in itself. It’s wonderful to know you and to see into your beautiful heart! <3 🙂

  2. May 1, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Great first blog Ann, you are an inspiration, thanks so much.
    Showing up is a big thing for me & doing it has changed my life in so many positive ways. My current mantra is Show Up, Be Seen, Own My story & Write the Ending. which embodies what I’m all about & what you’ve demonstrated so well.
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    1. May 1, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      Yes! Thankyou for sharing Lesley. Show Up, Be Seen, Own my story and Write the Ending – I love that!!
      That’s the power we all have within us, if we can find the courage to take the first step.
      Lovely to read your powerful story too Lesley – you’re a brave soul guiding the way for others to show up and write the ending to their story! Thankyou! 🙂

  3. May 1, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Beautiful! And inspiring. Thank you, Ann. Talk about walking the talk!

    1. May 2, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Thankyou Debbie!! (and I’ll make sure that there’s less noise next time!) 😉

  4. May 2, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Well done Ann! I really admire your courage and vulnerability on turning up as your authentic self. Big hugs. Alisoun x

    1. May 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Thankyou Alisoun! 🙂

  5. May 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Wonderful and I really see you 😉 from my heart to yours , Lisa xx
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    1. May 7, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Thankyou Lisa x

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