It's not hard. Becoming your authentic self that is.
Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are.
Maybe it comes with age, I am not sure. But what I do know is in order to be authentic you should choose values that are important to you. The list is long....
Here are a few to give you an idea of values both personally and professionally. Take note.
Be true to who you are. personally and professionally. When you are true and real, you may just find your calling. If you are not sure who you are or what your intentions are; keep searching before you continue to be someone you are not. (businesses included). Stay true to your original intention. Whatever that may be. (Obviously, some are confused.)
Look in the mirror. Be that person. Don't try to be someone you're not, and PLEASE do the same professionally.
"Your relationship with your authentic self is determined by the alignment of your integrity and actions"-Brandon Trean