I don’t need to know what your answer is but you do. The truth may be key to what’s crippling your success and growth.
“Fake it until you make it” or “put your best foot forward” philosophy are sound pieces of advice, but the label of being a fraud goes beyond that. The reality is too many people possess amazing gifts, talents and skill sets that they keep secret. They are waiting for “one day” or “when the time is right” instead of making now the “day” and “the right time.”
If you believe that you are a fraud and what you have to offer has little to no value, then being content with being “the best-kept secret” is fine. I mean, after all, why would you promote something you don’t believe in?
However, if you have a solution that someone desperately needs; if your skills and talents have value and worth, why would you not want people to know who you are? Why would you fear the opportunity to show what you know and what you can do? Here’s something to consider that makes the above scenario even worse.
Think about those stories of major Ponzi or Pyramid schemes where people lost large amounts of money due to the fraudulent behaviors of others. The deceivers were very charismatic, convincing and confident. They never let failure enter their minds and were able to easily get what they wanted using deception and the art of persuasion.
Imposters know that they are lying but are relentless and diligent in their efforts and succeed.
Don’t allow an imposter/liar to beat you when you were born with a purpose and a unique gift that someone needs.
To thy own self be true. Because of Him be GREAT!
Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru
Publisher|Best Selling Author|Transformational Speaker
CEO, Alesha Brown LLC