I like accountants. In business, they’re skilled at telling you the truth – the raw, deep cutting truth about your financial status. They slice it thin. If you think you’re rich and they think you’re not, chances are, you’re not.
My appreciation for this group came after I attended a seminar on business accounting and began to see the fault lines in the ‘fake-it-till-you-make-it’ thinking. Now, I can’t stand the idea. Faking it is an exhausting venture.
One of the pressures that budding entrepreneurs face is: trying to maintain the appearance of success beyond their means or capacity. I’ve been there; not fun!
At some point, you actually forget that you’re in business and focus on the elements that make you look successful, leaving little or no time for you to patiently explore actual success habits and practices.
When the appearance of success is more important than solid success systems, the entrepreneur is in trouble.
The ‘fake-it-till-you-make-it’ thinking is a waste of energy and resources. In some cases, the short term benefits are undeniable, but if prolonged, it eventually blinds you to the workings of long term success.