Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Two years ago the phrase “Fake it til you make it” set something off in me. I heard the phrase many times and it always bugged me. All of a sudden I knew why. Who on earth wants to think of themselves as a fake? Who wants to do business with a fake?
I immediately came up with a replacement expression: Own it While You Hone it. This phrase acknowledges that you have skill and talent, you just might not have stepped into it yet.
In "Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders" (FT Press, 2011), Dr. Srinivasan Pillay talks about the Imposter Syndrome that happens to some (I suspect MOST) successful people.