I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “Fake it till you make it”. Should you pretend to be successful even if you aren’t?
One reason many people love the internet is anonymity. But, you never know who you are really talking to online.
I don’t condone flat out lying about how successful you are. For example, this and similar phrasing has been going around lately on the internet:
Before 10:00 am I made more money online than some people make in their entire 8 hour shift. —>>>NOT BRAGGING JUST BEING HONEST!
Come on!!! I am amazed at the number of people who fall for this crap. MAYBE one day you did that, but not on a daily basis. I know for a fact that some of the people using this have never made a dime online. Now, maybe if they are not employed and their 8 hour shift is sitting home watching TV, it may be true.
What I do recommend is that you NEVER say, online in a public space, how UNSUCCESSFUL you are. NEVER complain that you are broke. You can talk to your coach about it, but that’s it.
In all public spaces, you have to at least give the appearance that you are successful or no one will take you seriously. That does not mean put up pics of gorgeous houses and expensive vehicles and pretend they are yours. It simply means do not complain or broadcast that you are UNsuccessful.