Living Life By The Authenticity Code
Who are you seeking approval from today?
This is the hard-to-swallow question Philip McKernan asks in this episode of The Mindvalley Podcast. Philip is an Irish author, filmmaker, and all-around incredible storyteller. On the stage of Mindvalley’s A-Fest, he shares “The Authenticity Code” which he built through a life of trial and error. Through his talent for storytelling, he goes deep into the difficult questions most are looking to solve in their life.
Highlights from the talk
- The Story of Passion
Philip opens the stage with a few narratives including the story of Andre Agassi, former world no.1 tennis player
- The Authenticity Code
Philip breaks down the root of human being’s greatest fear of public speaking
- The Story of Masks
With this story, he anchors it to the over-embracing question of the day, “who are you seeking approval from today?”
- The Story of Awareness
From an anecdote to a self-image rating, Philip pins the truth of how most people see themselves
- Quotes by Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs
He compares two quotes from two of the most brilliant minds in the history of humankind on the power of intuition
- The Story of Philip’s Five Happiest Days
He shares a short exercise anyone can do to gain immediate clarity and increase positivity in life
- The Things Standing in Your Way of Gaining Clarity
Philip lists the major things affecting everyone today from gaining clarity in their present and future
- The Stage Example of Goals
He addresses the feeling of holding on for dear life while persisting on attaining set-goals
- The Two Things that Stop Human Beings from Achieving Something Extraordinary
There are the tangible truth and the intangible version that’s bombing our chances at greatness
- A Poem For Self-Doubters
Philip recites a poem by Alden Nowlen on self-belief regardless of where we are in life
- An Exercise On Clarity
Philip explains the three things that come with this exercise, which includes, a moment of self-reflection, calling bullshit, and a question to tie it all together.
- Tips on How to Create a Soulset
Here he sets a few pointers on how to arrive at your authentic self with a reference to Irish professional golfer, Padraig Harrington.
- Statements to Finish on Your Own
Philip ends the talk with two statements to reflect deeply upon
“Your past created your present,
and your present is creating everything in your future.If you don’t deal with your past,
you’ll pass it to your next generation
You have a moral obligation to your story.”
Resources and related reading:
- Philip McKernan — Speaker, Author, Enlightened Hooligan
- How To Live A Life Of Authenticity According To Hunter S. Thompson
- How To Build Good Character — A Short Exercise With Jon Butcher
- What Is Intuition And How To Tap Into It Like A Pro
- 13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful
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