Fakers and Poseurs are not Doers
TEAM/LIFE member Aron Radosa has a post entitled “Faker vs. Poser: More than the Same” in which he describes what he feels are the differences between Fakers in life and “Posers.” He wrote this post after listening to Chris Brady’s latest tool, “Depth or Psychiatry,” from the TEAM system. Disregarding the fact that he misspells the actual word “poseur,” Aron argues that poseurs are “achievers in progress.”
There’s a line commonly used in MLM circles called, “Fake it till you make it.” This seems to me what Aron’s definition of a poseur is, even though it uses the very term that he is distancing himself from.
The problem is that fakers and poseurs are not doers. The “make it” part of the quote never happens. They never get what they want done, and thus remain fakers and poseurs.
- Faker – the outside world knows he is faking it. Even the faker knows he is faking.
- Poseur – the outside world think he is faking it. The poseur believes he is not faking.
- Doer – the outside world knows he is doing things. The doer knows he is doing things.
Aron – have you ever considered the possibility that the poseur is lying to himself and is really a faker? Once the faker/poseur realizes he’s been duped, he’ll become a doer by quitting the business. Sure, he’ll be called a “quitter” by the rest of the fakers and poseurs, but to the outside world and to himself, he’s a winner.