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Fake It Until You Make It | Ep. 38

Fake It Until You Make It | Ep. 38

Or should we?

Sorry for the delay in publishing!

I had to take my daughter to Urgent care, but things are all good now. She’s fine :)

I wrote a thread earlier this week around the idea of “Fake it until you make it.”

You can find it here: https://twitter.com/BrandonLeeWard/status/1610290535213703169?s=20&t=9USAsyMvfak6ahEYdfiKuQ

This is a popular concept in personal and career development to build confidence in our skills and abilities. The problem is we’ve taken a simple idea and turned it into a life strategy, which can be detrimental to our well-being.

That’s the focus of today’s show.

Let’s get into it!

What’s Happening in Today’s Episode

Faking it until you make it can be a great way to give us a quick energy boost to feel good about a task at hand. But if it’s something we have to rely on for an extended period of time, we could be doing more damage than good.

I learned this lesson the hard way. For years I faked confidence and self-esteem based on what I could learn about those things from our society and culture. It failed miserably. By the time I was in my 30s, I was a depressed mess.

Many people have adopted this mindset to build confidence and self-esteem. Modern science has shown us how to do these things with our actions and it’s not by pressing forward with fake confidence.

Experiencing consistent low confidence and self-esteem is almost always rooted in something more profound. It’s not something that can be faked our way through. We must dig in and understand with empathy, compassion, and curiosity.

We do this through inner bonding and connecting to our authentic selves. That’s the counter to all of this.

Here is a quick highlight of the main topics discussed:

  • Introduction to the idea of “Fake it until you make it”

  • Definition of “fake it until you make it”

  • Personal stories and examples

  • Pros and cons of this approach

  • Action we can take to improve our state

There are tools and strategies we can use to help improve our confidence and worth. Faking it becomes unnecessary and silly once we begin bridging the gap between the life we need to live and our current life.

Self-connection is the path to all of this. It’s an incredible process not to be taken lightly, but it can change our lives when applied. This is why I started my podcast and launched my coaching practice. To help men improve the quality and experience of their lives.

We need good men today. Badly.

Through this work, I hope to inspire and guide others to their incredible journey of selfhood and mastery.

As always, with every episode of my show, I aim to share things that may resonate to be used in your life today. Studying the concepts of self-mastery will hopefully give you the tools to tap into your highest potential.

You can find a link to the show’s transcript here.

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Until next time y’all!

Order Within
Order Within Podcast
Order Within discusses navigating a world falling further into depression, corruption, and crises—strategies and tools to help you find fulfillment amongst the chaos.