Prime the vocal cords, pull on the sequins, prepare to be fabulous. The Eurovision Song Contest is back for 2019 - the 64th edition of the annual singing extravaganza.
I absolutely love it. The dodgy singing, the dodgier outfits and most of all the raw emotion you see when they are singing their hearts out.
Its the waiting for results which also fascinates me. The kissing, the hugging, the crying and the pure joy as they wait to see if they are getting the 12 points this time round. You cant make these emotions up. Everyone is their authentic self as we all should be in selling. After all people buy people right?
What does it take to be authentic?
1. Be True to Yourself
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” — Oscar Wilde
2. Think Inward, Look Outward
“Authenticity is very important — be true to one’s self.” — Laila Ali
3. The Way You Treat People (Kindness and Respect)
“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” — Henry James
4. Live in the Moment and Be a Great Listener
“What day is it?”It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.My favorite day,” said Pooh.” — A.A. Milne
5. Open-Mindedness and Fairness to Opportunities and People
“Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself.” — Donna Davis
Enjoy the Eurovision and Be Yourself today and always
“To be authentic, we must cultivate the courage to be imperfect — and vulnerable. We have to believe that we are fundamentally worthy of love and acceptance, just as we are. I’ve learned that there is no better way to invite more grace, gratitude and joy into our lives than by mindfully practicing authenticity.”— Brené Brown