Do You Fake It ‘Til You Make It?

As I sit her typing this I’m conflicted with the idea of ‘fake it ’til you make it.’ Most of us have heard this saying before and maybe even tried it. I know I have!

I remember the first time this concept really resonated with me…

It was spring and I had just broken up with my boyfriend and I was devastated. It was one of those tear your heart out kind of break ups where you listen to sad music over and over and over again and all you want to do is sit on the couch and watch Sex and The City and eat cookies and cry. Ok, I probably wanted to throw the half eaten cookies at Charlotte for being so hopeful about finding the love of her life…

then my friend suggested I fake being happy until I was again. Could I possibly fake it ’til I make it again?

fake it ’til you make it at event planning?

The problem is, how does this apply to your event planning career and not just a romance gone wrong?

I mean, it’s important to project confidence and highlight your competencies – and you know you have many – but is it an effective strategy or is fake it ’til you make it bad advice?

Appearing confident when you don’t know what you’re doing is a skill, and it doesn’t have to be misleading or feel deceitful. If you find yourself in a situation where you have to fake it ’til you make it, try these three tips that I’m sharing in today’s episode of EventPlanning BlueprintTV.


Now I’d love to hear from you. In the comments below, let me know if you’ve ever had to fake it ’til you make it. Was it a good move or do you think it’s bad advice? I’d love to know! As always, thanks so much for joining me each week and for sharing my content on social media. I truly appreciate it! Until next time,

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