When I first started coaching and speaking, I saw a REALLY ugly pattern.
Some would call it “bending the truth”.
I call it lying 🤥
People talking about how successful they were, or how amazing their life was... just to sell a course or some coaching.
And it was working!
Because I love connecting with peeps that are doing cool things, I’d connect... only to realize that they had no idea what they were talking about and were trying to “fake it till they make it” 😡
And all of a sudden, these people were now making money and seeing the success that they told everyone they had!
It was SOOOO bizarre.
But here’s the kicker, the ugly part:
It started to catch on to people who didn’t even have a business, to people who WANTED a business.
It looks like this:
🛑 Posting fluffy motivational posts (because they don’t have real content to give)
🛑 Never talking about specific clients or their wins (because they didn’t have clients or wins)
🛑 Creating offer after offer, posting it all over social, and hoping someone would bite (that’s not a strategy, btw)
The reason it lights a fire under my cheeks is because I FOLLOWED them and LOST... like I see a lot of people losing now.
And why do we follow?!
Because we don’t have the “results” that they do, so we listen, we learn, and we duplicate.
But I’m not gonna tolerate that anymore.
I’ve seen what it takes to have success in business for real and I will not accept seeing someone “fake it” or give info that will lead to your failure.
I love people WAY too much to let that happen.
So, that’s my rant for the day 😂
What do you think?
Can a “fake it til you make it” attitude work ethically?
Anything else that gets you worked up?
Let’s keep it classy, but drop those comments and let’s see what grinds your gears 👇😂
If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that Michael is a genuinely cool guy. Yes, he's still a total goofball, and yes, he's super handsome. And yes, he's writing this description. Point made ;)