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Repeat the Remarkable: How Strong Leaders Overcome Business Challenges to Take Their Performance to the Next Level by Perry Holley

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CHAPTER 4Finding Your Authentic Self

I love the man who can smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.

THOMAS PAINE

HERE IS a quick exercise for you: make a list of the people you most enjoy being around. I mean, if you had half a day free and you could do anything, these are the people you would go see or invite to join you in your activities. Do you have your list? Now, look at the names you have written down. I am guessing it is a short list, and I would also wager a guess that each person on your list is someone you would label as “real,” “genuine,” or “authentic.” At least that’s the way my list came out. The people we want to be around by choice are the people who are who they are and let you be who you ...

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