RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 157 - Originally aired 7/30/2014 9:00 AM - JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS! series - Fake It 'Til You Make It?
In our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). The act of engaging in professional endeavors, in any capacity (i.e., as an employee, employer, entrepreneur, contractor, volunteer, paid, full time, part time, intermittently, etc.) is an expression of our ideas and creative talents (“art”). All of this is in furtherance of our mission to surpass our goals! Our episode today is, “Fake it ’Til You Make It?”
This is a popular concept and we need to really explore what it means!
1) What are we faking?
2) What is confidence?
Belief in yourself that is communicated to other people. It strongly correlates to power as people believe in leaders who believe in themselves.
“Perhaps the clearest, and most useful, definition of confidence we came across was the one supplied by Richard Petty, a psychology professor at Ohio State University, who has spent decades focused on the subject. “Confidence,” he told us, “is the stuff that turns thoughts into action.” (http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/04/the-confidence-gap/359815/)
3) Why are we faking it?
Because it is necessary, we don’t have it and we know it. Effective (and contented) leaders (of an organization, of a family, of a group, etc.) believe in themselves and then have a much easier time having other people follow their lead.
“A growing body of evidence shows just how devastating this lack of confidence can be. Success, it turns out, correlates just as closely with...