Can you BE AUTHENTIC AND FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT?

Lauren Empowerment, Grand Adventure, Photography, Play and Spirit

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Fake it till you make it! It’s one of my favourite sayings in business. Yet I preach authenticity and I know that i’m being authentic in everything that I do.

So how does that work? When I first heard that statement, fake it till you make it, it came from a man, a very over-the-top pushy salesy man. The worst! And he had fake written all over him. So it left a bad taste in my mouth, with the thought, ‘who would want to do that?’ Not me!

Fast forward a few years and I sit here realising that, I’ve been doing this the WHOLE TIME. What I came to know is, fake it till you make it doesn’t mean you have to be a FAKE PERSON, you simply have to put yourself out there and just figure it out.

When I started my business, was I a business woman. No! But I put myself in those shoes, learnt a hell of a lot and figured it out along the way! And guess what, I made it. I’m a real life business woman.

When I started yoga, was I a yogi? No! But I put my outfit on, drove myself to class and starting practising yoga. And guess what, I made it! I’m a real life weekly yogi.

When I claimed to be an intuitive photographer, did I believe that I actually was? No! But I sure as hell wanted to be so I figured it out and now I can whole-hearty say I made it!

Fake it till you make it is all about intentions and what I know for sure;

INTENTIONS ARE EVERYTHING. 

If you believe in your intentions and strive to work towards them, telling others about them and sharing them with the world, you’ll meet them! It may take some time, it may not, but I guarantee, if you want it enough, if you assume and believe you can than you will!

 

XO Lauren

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