Ep #147: Impostor Syndrome
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Write a list of things that you’ve accomplished.
- Name the thing that you fear.
- Think about yourself as though you don’t believe you’re a fraud. What would you say to yourself about your work?
- 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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