Being authentic is simply being yourself. But frequently we get into our heads about it and separate and second guess ourselves. What's more authentic than admitting inauthenticity? This kind of revealing can be powerful and create connection and honesty.
Trying to be in control is a slippery slope. Often it leads to "future tripping" and not being present. It also requires trust to let go of control, so being in a controlling state can be a reminder we need to step into trust and return to the moment.