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Stop Hiding Your Authentic Self

Imagine what you could become if you genuinely entered life’s arena and followed your passions with perseverance and intentionality. The problem for so many millions today is that they don’t do that because of societal norms, peer pressure, and self-beliefs. What happens when we live this way? We have the predicament we face today where between seventy and eighty-five percent of the world’s workers are disengaged. They loathe what they do. That is why it is vital to stop hiding your authentic self and take the leap of faith required to pursue your dreams by being authentically you.

In this solo Momentum Friday episode of the Passion Struck podcast, John R. Miles unpacks the concept of what it means to have an authentic self. It’s a topic that is core to why he started the Passion Struck movement. In the podcast, John will explain why he believes so many today live behind a mask we wear that hides who we are and the superpower we are meant to bring to the world.

And in case you didn’t already know it, John R. Miles (@john_r_miles) takes your requests for topics on Momentum Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Momentum Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]. Now let’s dive in!

What society tells you is not always the truth, and just because most people jump on the mainstream train doesn’t mean it leads to the land of milk and honey.

John R. Miles

On This Week’s Passion Struck Podcast, John Discusses Why You Need to Stop Hiding Your Authetic Self:

  • One of the biggest issues faced today by millions worldwide is creating a life based on societal norms instead of their true authentic self.
  • Why what society tells you is not always the truth and doesn’t lead you to a place of fulfillment and self-realization.
  • Why it is so important to be your authentic self and stand up for what you believe in.
  • Discover the five keys to break away from the matrix and learn how to become your authentic self.
  • The fact that living an authentic life requires intentionality in all that you do throughout the transition points in your life.
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]m!
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88 | Why You Should Stop Hiding the True You | John R. Miles | Passion Struck Podcast
88 | Why You Should Stop Hiding the True You | John R. Miles | Passion Struck Podcast


  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 3:32 Pretending to not be your authentic self
  • 4:18 Why do we subconsciously sabotage ourselves
  • 7:31 Is hiding behind pretense always conscious
  • 10:50 Ways to break free from the matrix
  • 14:27 The key takeaways

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About John R. Miles

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John R. Miles is a globally recognized high-performance coach, life and business strategist, military veteran, and one of the most-watched quoted and followed personal growth trainers globally. John is a highly sought-after speaker, coach, author and makes frequent media appearances to discuss how to live intentionally by being our authentic self! He is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals expand into the most excellent version of themselves, unlocking the most legendary life possible.


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