Career Zingers #16: Authenticity is an Empty Bowl

Authenticity is less about what you have and more about what you can hold.

Bowl (David Zinger, 2018)

“Authenticity is a practice we choose in each present moment. It is not a plan or a destination to get to.” ~ Henna Inam

I encourage you to think of authenticity as being an empty bowl. Your authentic core is not comprised of what is thrown in the bowl – it is the very bowl itself. You can’t “fake it ’til you make it.” I encourage you to empty your bowl by meditating or determining who you really are without your achievements, possessions, and posturing. It is time to let the core of you shine through in all you do.

David Zinger is a writer, educator, and speaker on employee engagement and career development.

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