24 | How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome: 7 Ways To Stop Feeling Like A Fake
Tell me, have you ever found yourself feeling like a fraud? That despite your knowledge, expertise or proven-track record of success thoughts of doubt have crept into your mind more than once. It’s ok we’ve all been there.
But here’s the thing, if you want to make THIS year your best business year yet, then you it would be in your best interest to do a little inner work and overcome imposter syndrome. In this episode I’ll share with you 7 ways to take back your power and STOP feeling like a fake.
What Is Impostor Syndrome?
Impostor syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success.
'Imposters' suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of their competence
It’s that feeling on OMG…I’m a fraud and everyone is about to find out!
If you’ve felt this way, you are not alone. Some of the greats have admitted to feeling this fear-based lie creep inside of their mind time and time again.
From famous actors like Kate Winselot, Tom Hanks, and Tina Fey. To world-renowned authors like Maya Angelo and COO Billionaire like Sheryl Sandberg.
As a health and wellness business owner, I already know that you’re a person with a big heart. After all, you don’t get into your line of work unless you want to do good work in the world and help to transform lives.
So don’t you agree that it doesn’t make much sense for people like you who are trying to make the world a little better by sharing something they believe in to feel like a fake?
But I get it, imposter syndrome is a sneaky bugger, that weasels its way in regardless of what you know is true. So let’s dive into 7 ways to overcome Imposter Syndrome and to stop feeling like a fake.
#1 Shine A Light - Identify those times when fear creeps in with its death claws trying to hold you back. Instead of trying to ignore it, or suppress it, say out loud “imposter syndrome”. Think of it like hide and seek, when you find it, call it out.