Boy oh boy! This is a great subject. Do you walk your talk? Do you practice what you preach or are you faking it till you make it? I think there are some people who do not get the concept of “faking it till you make it” I have found some people just think they can slap a label on themselves and start living the fake life and voila`- it is done! I actually think people have gone to jail for that! LOL Just make sure your walk is not one of M.D. or Esq. 🙂
So maybe I should explain what I mean when I say “I do not think people get the concept of that” I mean this; you can fake it till you make it as long as you are getting the education/knowledge you need to do the job properly in the meantime. Does that make sense? I hope so!
In this instance I am referring to Coaching or Counseling. I know some people who have begun coaching or counseling practices, seeing clients, and they have no training. And they are not receiving training. DO I think it is mandatory to receive formal training to help others? No. I know there are some professionals who have experience behind them and it really depends on what type of Coaching or Counseling you are doing. But I do feel it is important to help yourself before you start helping others, which is why training is so important. When you start learning about Coaching you will recognize issues within yourself . How can you claim to be able to help others if you have not helped yourself? I do apologize if you are one of those people who has never had an issue to deal with. 😉
So are you walking your talk? Or are you faking it till you make it? And does it matter? I am a firm believer in faking it, until you learn it, as long as you are actually learning. That “fake it” attitude can really help build confidence. But we need to take responsibility for what we do and what we say and how that may affect others.
So “fake it till you make it” if you must, but be responsible and realistic about it. Especially when Coaching or Counseling others. This is after all a life you are helping or potentially hurting.
Peace and Love~ Christine