Saturday, October 24, 2020

Why You Shouldn't Fake it Until YouMake It

ONeal’s “aha” moment didn’t happen when he was homeless, $35,000 in debt and living in his car, but rather once he moved in with his dad in Oceanside, California, a suburb of San Diego.

One day, he decided to hang out at the beach with his friends. Some of them pulled up in high-end cars—a Mercedes-Benz, a Lexus, a Range Rover. When they stepped out of their cars, a lightbulb went off in ONeal’s brain. He knew all of them either lived with their parents or in apartments with three or four roommates. Most of them were struggling to get by and lived paycheck to paycheck.

“I think that’s typical in this generation—fake it until we make it,” he says. “My philosophy is make it until you make it even better.”

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