When I pretended

When I pretended

Shannon here with a HUGE EPIC FAIL.

It was a number of years ago when I started Speaking.

And when you’re just starting out and have yet to see any “success” – you do what most people do starting out:


How did I “fake” it?

I had this ONE amazing Speaker in mind when I started out.

And I just wanted to be HER.

I wanted to have her huge stages, massive income and Big Impact.

So I tried to be like her.

And ya know what? It didn’t work!

After enough times falling on my face in front of those early audiences – I realized I can’t be someone else anymore.

I had this inspired idea that if I STOPPED trying to be like her and started to just be ME – it might be easier… and more FUN too!

And ya know what?! EVERYTHING changed.

But I was just SO embarrassed of myself after things turned around.

Especially now, with Mark at my side and we’re rocking a 7-figure Speaking business, LOVING our incredible Tribe – I am SO embarrassed how little I believed in myself then.

Let me know in the comments below:

Did you ever PRETEND and Regret it? How did you turn things around?

Your comment will inspire the Tribe – we’d LOVE to hear from you 🙂

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3 thoughts on “When I pretended”

  1. Avatar for Big ImpactHQ

    We are all to be our Authentic Selves! We all are blessed with Unique Skill Sets that are ours to utilize at this time! No one can “do” what you are meant to do!

    Thank you for this post!

  2. Avatar for Big ImpactHQ

    Totally Kim, ugh if I had known then what I know and FEEL now! That’s why we love teaching our clients to be their authentic selves, no one can do YOU any better, you’re amazing! And it’s an “every moment” unfolding of ourselves, right? A journey not just a destination xoxo

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    Nicole Schumann

    Thanks for this post! At first, I thought it was going to be another fake it till you make hoo blah and I’m so glad you turned it around. It’s so important to advocate “be yourself”. In the end, we won’t have to fake it.

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