E03 – 3: Fakers Faking It vs. Makers Making It


In this episode, Rachel and Erin discuss the difference between fakers faking it and makers making it. Often you will hear people telling you to fake it until you make it, but really you should be making it until you make it! If you are continually faking it, people will start to question your integrity. Instead of faking it, try VAT: vulnerability, authenticity, and transparency. You will actually connect more with people when you are keeping it real. At the end of the day, if you are faking your own personality, you will eventually lose yourself along the way. Then, Rachel and Erin explain why no one is faultless when they first start trying something new and why you should not have to hide that fact. Enjoy the show!


  • [00:30] Do not fake it until you make it
  • [03:40] Vulnerability, authenticity, and transparency
  • [06:10] Imposter syndrome happens when you start doubting yourself  
  • [07:30] Flip the script on the perspective society has taught us 
  • [09:10] Not being perfect when you first start a new venture 
  • [13:50] You do not have to be flawless to share your story with others


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  • “Keep doing one thing at a time, over time, and you’ll make it!” -Rachel
  • “No one expects you to have a high level of success when you first start doing something.” -Erin
  • “You just need to be a few steps ahead of the person behind you.” -Rachel
  • “Your ego is not your amigo.” -Erin