If you want to get One Grip Higher… Don’t be perfect… be authentic!

The ring I bought for Jenny!

Eight years ago I spent a lot of money on a ring for my wife Jenny! Actually, it was a little bit of money on the ring… and a lot of money on the diamond!

If you have shopped for a diamond before, the you know that the value is based on the carat size, color, cut & clarity! A diamond is more expensive based on how good it rates in those four areas. These little stones can cost many thousands of dollars.

Cubic zirconium looks exactly like a diamond… But it is only worth a few bucks. Jenny is not materialistic, but she was not interested in a fake diamond. I wasn’t interested in getting her a fake either, no matter how good it looked.

Here it the deal, the value is not in what you see at first glance. The value is what you see under a microscope!

We aren’t much different than diamonds. Our value is not in our first impression. Our value is in who we are under a microscope. We have to be 100% true to who we are. We must be authentic. That doesn’t mean we need to be perfect… I didn’t get Jenny a perfect diamond! I got her an authentic one. We need to be authentic!

Action Step for Today: in your next conversation, be 100% authentic! Don’t stretch your stories or exaggerate your points. Allow your weaknesses to be acknowledged (everyone close to you, already knows about them anyway). I’m not suggesting you flaunt your weakest areas. But we need to be authentic in our interactions with others. Acknowledging our flaws is often an important part of authenticity.

If you want to get One Grip Higher, be an authentic diamond not a cubic zirconium! They might look the same on the surface, but one has worth and the other is worthless!

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