Acting “As If”
I was delighted to read a recent blog post by “The Brazen Careerist” on “6 Ways to Build a Personal Brand and Get Hired for Your Dream Job”.
His advice in a nutshell:
- Act as if you have it right now-
- Think of yourself as a company
- Dress for the job you want
- Build an online persona
- Expand your network
- Love your projects
- Be yourself
Interestingly, this is the same advice uttered in recovery programs, 12 Step rooms and in work with “CBT” (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) practioners thousands of times, every day.
In layman’s terms “Fake it til you make it“.
“But Eve, you want me to lie to myself?”
“Not for a minute.”
What you believe is who you are.
Who you are is always evolving.
Who you are is the product of your self talk.
Ask yourself, is it undermining or supportive?
Remember, Darwin’s “theory” is not about survival of the fittest. It’s about survival of the most adaptable, the most resilient.
Resilience is a learned behavior. Survive a situation just once and you’re stronger for it.
Try Amy Cuddy’s “tweaks” to your non verbal messages for proof!
The emboldened, stronger version of you will take chances, embrace new things, imagine different outcomes.
Now surround yourself with supporters, champions and facilitators. People who believe in you.
Not sure where to find them?