"Just be yourself!" Has anyone ever said that to you? I heard it all the time when I was a kid, followed by assurances from my mother that everyone would like me if I could (just be myself).

And you know what? She was right! What I'm told over and over again in my travels as a trainer and as I interact through social media is that people love my authenticity. I "show up" as who I am, whether I'm on stage or off. I'm honest about...