One of the things that Hurt (the book). Talks about is authenticity. Over the past few years the biggest lesson that I have learned in ministry is be yourself. God has called you to be you.
Don’t try to imitate others, and don’t compare yourself to other people. Can you learn from them? Absolutely, but Don’t try to be someone you were never meant to be.
Teenagers have a keen Bull Detector. And they know when you are fake and in authentic. Our greatest model of ministry, Jesus, was the most authentic person to ever live. That’s our model. So be you!