Ep #147: Impostor Syndrome

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Despite all kinds of proof that your accomplishments are justified, do you still feel like a fraud in the work that you’re doing? This is totally normal. Here are a few things to help you overcome that feeling.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  1. It’s very common and normal, as you do more and grow, for your brain to want everything to change back to what’s comfortable.
  2. The trick is not to deny these thoughts, but just know they’re going to come. Decide how much you’re going to indulge them.
  3. Write a list of things that you’ve accomplished.
  4. Name the thing that you fear.
  5. Think about yourself as though you don’t believe you’re a fraud. What would you say to yourself about your work?
  6. Believing you’re not deserving only prevents you from helping more people. It limits your service.

Featured on the Show and Other Notes:

  • Impostor syndrome is a term coined in the late 70s by two psychologists, Dr. Pauline R. Clance and Dr. Suzanne A. Imes.
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