Could you please be more authentic right this moment? Turn up your authenticity from a 5 to a 10. Really stretch yourself, you can do it, right?
Turns out that faking authenticity is not possible. You can only be authentic by stating what you believe and then take actions that are consistent and mirror your belief. That is why we can easily understand where authentic people stand. We may not believe what they believe but we can see what they stand for.
It does not take a huge capital investment to create authenticity. However it does take consistency and commitment.