Monday Morning Jumpstart –
Should You Fake It ‘Till You Make It?

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Should you “fake it ‘till you make it” as a writer?

If you’ve ever struggled with confidence or the feeling of “not being ready,” it can be tempting to “fake” the confidence, call yourself a writer, and forge ahead.

But is there a downside to “faking it” in business?

Success coach Ted Capshaw thinks so … and he has a compelling reason why in today’s Monday Morning Jumpstart episode.

Watch as he and AWAI Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, debate the concept of “faking it,” and ultimately come up with a better option.

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Published: April 11, 2022

5 Responses to “Monday Morning Jumpstart: Should You Fake It ‘Till You Make It? ”

  1. Confidently jump in, until you can swim.

    Guest (JakeHamilton)

  2. I’m on Team Ted!
    This reminded me of a time when I had first started giving haircuts. I did the schooling and passed the state board test so I was actually legit.
    But, I botched one up and cut it way too short. Someone commented to me “I thought you could cut hair.” My response was “I can but I am just not very good at it.” I did get better with practice but decided I just wasn’t cut out for the job.
    Making it seems to denote a level of success.
    We all have to start somewhere and so we shouldn’t have to fake anything.
    A favorite line of mine is “First day on the job?” when referring to a person who is quite new to their job.

    Guest (Sandra )

  3. Good morning Ted and jade,I love your videos. They are truly inspirational and uplifting please keep them coming.

    Guest (Jessica)

  4. Another great JumpStart! Thank you Jade & Ted!

    Guest (Jason)

  5. It sounds Like you are talking about: Having the courage to go outside your comfort zone. That is where we grow and make progress.

    Guest (Dave K)


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