How To Be Authentically You Amid Expectations of Others

111: How To Be Authentically You Amid Expectations of Others

What does it take to choose authenticity over just “fitting in”? 

There is so much pressure to live up to the expectations of society, family, work, friends… you name it.

It’s like wearing a mask that doesn’t quite fit right.

I know it can be a huge challenge, so in this episode of Couch Time, I want to wrestle this topic with you and help you find the courage just to be yourself amidst the expectations of those around you. 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • [3:36] – The truth about my own struggles to show up authentically
  • [7:21] – What I learned about trying to fit the mold that society expects me to
  • [9:38] – This is the true cost of putting aside your true self 
  • [10:10] – The hard questions you have to ask yourself if you want to live in your truth
  • [11:18] – Here’s how to do an alignment check to see if you’re in check

I hope you enjoyed this episode! I want you to think of one area in your life where you feel the pressure to conform and ask yourself: is this really me? Is this what I truly want? If the answer is no, then maybe it’s time for a change. Maybe it’s time to take a step towards authenticity. 

If you want to go deeper and get some help from me so that you can be your most authentic self, then get on the waitlist for the Awaken Me Journey now! 

Want to discover your core values and live an authentic life? Check out this exercise!



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I’m a small-town Oklahoma girl living the big city life in Houston, Texas with even BIGGER dreams. I was an elementary school teacher turned marriage and family therapist with a passion for helping families live their best lives.

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