In keeping with the spirit of our April newsletter about Authenticity, we came across this Ted talk by Caroline McHugh about The art of being Yourself. Unbeknown to Caroline she is now our new best friend and her Ted Talk is now placed in our Olyinkamag™ inspirational hall of fame.
Caroline McHugh is founder and CEO of the company IDOLOGY, a movement dedicated to helping individuals and organisations to become fully, original versions of themselves. She has developed the "I Complex" model which helps individuals and organisations determine what the "I" really means, when you say "I".
In the Talk, Caroline beautifully and eloquently describes her Model and even at some point presents a video clip of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, that perfectly demonstrates what it means to "Know thyself". The Olyinka mantra! We wont say too much, but our new favourite word is "Queendom" Yasss...That's right Queen!
We believe that this Ted Talk is an important one because we understand that being yourself is not always easy, especially when society moulds you into someone you are not or when parents push their ideals and aspirations on you therefore becoming what they want you to be, rather being who you really are. There are a list of reasons why people are not living their authentic life and in our April newsletter we discuss this and the steps you can take to operate in your truth. We believe that "being someone other than yourself is not being your best self" and we want you to become your best self so be encouraged by Caroline's Talk, take notes and also sign up to our monthly newsletter for more inspiration. Enjoy!