Sometimes it feels like your to-do list is a mile long, everything is highly urgent, and there are way too many things on your plate.
Rather than throw your computer out the window, I’m going to share a strategy to help you remain calm and appear like you’ve got it together.
Because contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to be living perfect shiny lives all the time. Even Life Editors have bad days.
In today’s video, you’ll learn the art of faking it.
No, not that kind of faking it! What sort of business do you think I run? We’re talking about the old adage, “fake it ‘til you make it.”
The video transcript is below for your convenience.
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Hey there! I’m Sage Grayson, and I help ambitious career women edit their habits, routines, and mindsets to balance their happiness at work and home. I’m a Life Editor…and so are you.
Today I’m going to explain how you can keep it together even when your life is feeling less-than-perfect.
In about a week, me, my husband Chris, and our dog Skyla will be piling into our Honda Civic and driving clear across the country from San Francisco to our new home in Orlando, Florida.
We are thrilled to be moving but as you can imagine, it’s pretty stressful around here.
Like today. I’m desperately trying to schedule my blog posts and social media updates in advance, there are about 30 emails sitting in my inbox, I’ve got 3 client calls, and I’m leading a webinar for the Life Editing for Beginners group.
Oh yeah, and this morning Skyla was puking all over the couch.
So what was I supposed to do? Cancel my client calls? Maybe I’d do that if I were the one puking, but I love talking with my clients.
Maybe scream into a pillow? Punch the wall? Cry in the bathroom? Post some crazy rant on social media?
No way. When you are smack dab in the middle of a busy, overwhelming, stressful time, the only thing you can do is fake it.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, corporate professional, or a mom with kids, you have people who depend on you.
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It’s the old adage “fake it ‘til you make it.” The more you choose to act in a way that’s in alignment with how you want to feel, the more you’ll actually start to feel that way.
You could be faking that you have a 6-figure business, or are a senior manager, or that you’re Super Mom. Little by little, your brain to believe it.
As for me, I drank a glass of water, took a deep breath, and was able to be present and supportive during my client calls.
You know what? The more I pull myself together and fake it, the less crazed I feel. Fake it ‘til you make it really works.
Are you feeling a little less-than-perfect? Can you think of a persona that you would like to adopt as you fake it?
Remember, faking it ‘til you make it doesn’t mean you never allow yourself to feel out of control. It means you choose when to step up and be in control when it really counts.
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Thanks for watching. I’ll see you soon!
Do you fake it?
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This post focuses on Step 5 of the Life Editing Process, Make White Space for Personal Self-Care. For more about life editing and what it can do for you, click here.