Fake It Until Everyone Thinks You’re a Faker
You ever meet someone and about 2 minutes into the conversation, you think something is extremely weird with their story or background?
I had a conversation with someone recently and the summary of our conversation was “I am a doctor looking to quit and intern as a social media analyst”. I kid you not. 8 years of medical school, exams, well-paying job at a hospital, etc. and now he is interested in a low paying social media job.
Not social media for doctors type deal. Just social media.
The one thing I pulled out of this conversation was “I don’t think this person is really a doctor”. He was making really good money, and just wants to drop it to learn more about social media? Doesn’t make sense, and it shows.
I just don’t see the point of faking it or lying about what you do. I think people underestimate how easy it is to spot when someone is lying.
Tell me the truth. Tell me how it is. Tell me of how you tried something and it didn’t work. I’ll like you more. I promise.
Not only will I like you more, I’m more inclined to help you more.
If you don’t tell me the truth, I’m just going to make up in my head what I think the truth really is. Trust me, the truth I told myself is a bigger lie than the lie you just told me.