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SHOW NOTES: This episode is part of our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series wherein we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). The act of engaging in professional endeavors, in any capacity (i.e., as an employee, employer, entrepreneur, contractor, volunteer, paid, full time, part time, intermittently, etc.) is an expression of our ideas and creative talents (“art”). In this episode we are exploring the specific topic of “Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.” 

Authenticity is a "buzz word" in business. Is it hype, hyperbole or accurate? The episode title is a quote from author Kurt Vonnegut (who I encourage you to read if you have not previously done so as part of our overall knowledge base in life). Are we pretending, is everyone else is doing so and what that means for reaching our desired outcomes in life? In order to discern whether we are pretending to be someone that we are not, we have to address the underlying issue of who we actually are. That may be obvious to some individuals but other people struggle to define what they want, how they feel, what they desire, what their dreams are as separate and original apart from their family, friends, and cultural/ media messages of who they “should” be.

"How many thoughts does the average person have per day?
70,000"
 -Loni.usc.edu

Wow! With this many thoughts per day, what [...]

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