“I’d suggest that you simply work hard and persist and be yourself until you make it.” – Scott Ingram in today’s Tip 170
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Girl You Know It’s True – Milli Vanilli
Blame It On the Rain – Milli Vanilli
Hangin’ Tough – New Kids on The Block
Janie’s Got A Gun – Aerosmith
Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison
Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
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Scott Ingram: You’re listening to the Daily Sales Tips podcast and I’m hour host, Scott Ingram. Today, I want to tell you a quick story and then share perhaps an anti-tip. This last Saturday night, my wife got us invited to a private birthday party and all we knew is that the host was flying some mystery guest singer over from Europe to perform, and we were given wristbands that said: “I Love the 80’s!!!” So we really had no idea what to expect.
When we showed up there on stage is Milli Vanilli, or at least the surviving half of Milli Vanilli in Fab Morvan, and yes he was actually singing. Obviously, this was a huge surprise and ended up being a ton of fun.
But it got me thinking afterward about the advice that you often hear that you should ‘Fake it ’til you make it.’ While there are parts of that idea that I agree with, especially when it comes to getting over your fears and doing things that might make you uncomfortable. Generally, I think it’s BS. Instead, I think authenticity wins out.
Obviously, Milli Vanilli is probably the most extreme example of that. You probably won’t have to give back your Grammy for Best New Artist if you’re found to be faking it, but nobody is expected to be great when they’re starting a new job or a new role.
You’re probably going to struggle a little bit and that’s part of the process. Instead, I’d suggest that you simply work hard and persist and be yourself until you make it. What do you think? Do you agree? Maybe you disagree?
Join the conversation at DailySales.Tips/170 where not only can you add your own comments, but you’ll also find some pictures from Saturday as well as the crazy nostalgia-inducing series of songs that we ended up listening to on the way home after this experience.
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