I am often asked to describe myself in two words and without hesitation I say “real and authentic” and normally I am met with the response “yes you are.” Why is that the response without hesitation, I ask myself. I chuckle when I think about it but as I ponder I feel like many people have lost their zeal to be different, authentic, and unique in today’s marketplace. Throughout my 30 years in business, I have seen many things, some good and some bad, but what I have learned will continue to propel me for the next 30 years. Right now today, people and companies are searching for leaders that can influence their network to bring about a desired change. Influencing begins once you’ve made the commitment to drive value through your authenticity. I am sold out to authenticity at all levels. I am ready for my next group to influence, are you?