EP17: Mindset Matters: Managing Imposter Syndrome

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EP17: Mindset Matters: Managing Imposter Syndrome
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Imposter Syndrome: A collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. Imposters suffer from self-doubt that overrides any feelings of external proof of their competence. 

 

Welcome to a new episode of Brave Women at Work. In today’s episode, I share my own experience with imposter syndrome and how I managed it. I don’t think impostor syndrome can be something you can simply “get over,” but you can definitely learn to manage.

 

I suffered from impostor syndrome a couple of years ago when I was moving up from a mid-management role to a senior-management role. I was honestly very afraid of this position and had a mean inner voice that would constantly say “you’re gonna fail” “you’re not good enough for this” “what happens if it doesn’t work out?“.

 

It wasn’t until I talked to my husband and he asked me “do you really want to stay were you’re at? Do you want to stay stuck?” that I knew I had to make a move.

 

Having all of this in mind, I’ve decided to list a few tips to help you manage impostor syndrome:

 

  1. Name it. Name that impostor syndrome that is trying to take the steering wheel away from you.
  2. Ask yourself if that doubt or inner voice is real? “Can I really not do this?
  3. Play out all of the scenarios, even the worst one.
  4. Refrain it. How can you think about your situation differently? 
  5. Talk to a friend, and if not, talk to yourself.
  6. Make a list of your accomplishments. 

Resources:

Brave Women at Work website: https://www.bravewomenatwork.com

Brave Women at Work Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/bravewomenatwork

Maya Angelou quote: https://www.forbes.com/sites/margiewarrell/2014/04/03/impostor-syndrome/?sh=4491755748a9

Meryl Streep quote: https://www.thnk.org/blog/3-tips-to-overcome-imposter-syndrome/

Mel Robbins’ high-five yourself: https://www.facebook.com/melrobbins/photos/a.502275269868362/3411720382257155/?type=3

Phil Jackson mindset: https://crm.org/articles/zen-and-the-art-of-winning-phil-jacksons-team-leadership

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