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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Be who you say you are!

Is it hard to be true to yourself and others? We don't think so! While it is fun to play dress up and pretend to be someone else with our clients, it is important to always remember who we are. Those of you that know Tara, know how ethical and honest she is and advocates for others to be. Sadly we have heard several stories over the past few weeks where others are not doing the same.

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Sometimes others may want you to be the "Masked fairy basketball player", but you know deep down that it is just pretend and in reality you are still you! In case you haven't guessed...that was my title in this costumed play with one of my clients. While it may be fun to be this character, I am not. I was not trained to be that character and I don't have all the abilities and credentials to be that character.

Have you encountered someone pretending to be someone they are not? Doing something they are not qualified to do? Representing themselves falsely or discrediting others to try to to boost themselves in some way? How do you overcome it?

I wrote this blog at least three times but knew it was a hard topic so kept re-writing. It is not an easy topic to discuss, but sadly there have been three incidents in the past three weeks where we have found others misrepresenting themselves.