Living Your Authentic Life: A Step by Step Guide to a No Fucks Given Attitude
Living your authentic life means you must understand what authentic means for you. Are you interested in self-empowerment? Do you wonder what it would be like to truly believe in yourself? Do you want to know the secret of how to manifest money?
You may be a small business owner looking for creative solutions. You may be seeking new ways to feel inspired. You may be a stay-at-home mom looking for a side hustle to make money.
No matter what your aim, I’m here to proclaim the merits of one simple attitude adjustment that will set you on the pathway to success.
This is the No-Fucks-Given attitude guide, which means living your authentic life FOR YOU.
It’s a gift I gave myself as a youngster after coming through some challenging trials, and it has served me well. It has led me to a life I love as a self-made man with a beautiful wife and a beautiful daughter living in a beautiful dream home.
Make no mistake, I have come through some tough times and endured some hard knocks. I’ve been broke (and broken) on more than one occasion. (Learn more about my life disasters in my book, linked here). But it was the wonderful sentiment of giving zero fucks that brought me through all the bullshit. This same sentiment can help you discover how to make your dreams come true. And this, my friend, is what I want for you.
So, what does it mean to give “zero fucks”?
It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give a shit about other people. Or that it’s okay to hurt them. Treating people like shit isn’t badass or cool—it’s just fucked up.
What a “zero fucks” attitude does mean is that you don’t give a shit about other people’s opinions about what you feel, what you think, what you love. Do what you want. Life is too short to do anything else. You don’t want to have any regrets on your deathbed, that much I do know. As long as you haven’t been a dick to other people, and you did what you wanted to with your life and not what other people told you to do, you can die happy.
In fact, it is my belief that the closer you live to who you authentically are and give zero fucks about people telling you who you should date, or what music you should like, or what jobs you should take, the greater your chances are of not just succeeding, but succeeding beyond your wildest dreams.
History is packed with people who made it big because they believed in themselves and their own abilities and were unapologetic about who they were.
Giving zero fucks means you don’t let fear of public opinion censure or stop you from doing what brings you joy and fulfillment.
Is there something you have always wanted to do but haven’t pursued because of the opinions of other people? If so, I’m giving you a nudge here and now to bury those opinions in the dust of your ascent into the life of your dreams.
One way to avoid being influenced by the judgments and opinions of others is to refrain from telling them your plans. You don’t need anyone’s permission to pursue your dreams. Just get down to the business of making it happen.
- Learn some new skills that give you confidence in your abilities to succeed.
- Join a group that can help you learn more about the thing you want to do or the direction you want to go.
- Meditate on your dream. See it and FEEL it coming to pass.
And, if you do happen to run into someone who tries to discourage you, remember this helpful retort:
“I don’t give a fuck.”
It’s not something you have to say out loud. I’m not trying to get you involved in some energy-draining conflict, so no need to bother trying to explain to anyone why their opinions are of no concern to you. In fact, “I don’t give a fuck” can just be a mantra you repeat in your mind when some ignorant dream crusher tries to tell you all the reasons you shouldn’t follow your dreams.
You can even practice this mantra with the inner dream crusher that resides in your own head!
Any time your inner critic starts saying things like, “You aren’t smart/good enough,”
“That’s stupid,” “You can’t,” “You’ll never…” or “That’s not how we do things,” simply affirm to yourself (out loud, in writing, or in your mind)…. Go ahead, give it a practice run right now, and imagine me saying it with you… “I DON’T GIVE A FUCK!”
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