Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Be You. Believe in Yourself.

After I finished graduate school and began my professional career, I heard this saying constantly:

"Fake it 'til you make it."

During that time, I felt really ignorant. 

Whenever I tried to fake it, I froze.

I made this graphic a few months ago before starting my new job.

Along with the excitement, I was feeling a bit nervous.

Image original to, but feel free to use it. Just link back, please.

My advice to new graduates (and anyone else who's feeling overwhelmed) is not to overstate your abilities. People will see through that. 

Instead, be humble enough to admit your inadequacies, and be confident in your ability to LEARN. 

Then study the heck out of whatever it is you don't know.

You can learn to do the task.

And you can learn to do it well, without faking anything at all.



  1. That is beautiful Chelsi and killer advice my friend!! Xoxo

  2. That is beautiful Chelsi and killer advice my friend!! Xoxo

    1. Thanks, Lesley! I thought about you a lot today. I hope your first day back to work wasn't too rough.

  3. howdy!

    I'm starting a great new network called Oklahoma Women Bloggers, and I'd love for you to be a part of it! email me at for more info.

    Happy Blogging!
    Heather D.

  4. Thanks Chels. I'm definitely in that phase of the year when I need to tell myself this..a lot. We need an update to hear how your job is going!


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