Imposter Syndrome is a liar.
It needs to shut up.
Imposter Syndrome is the experience of feeling like you are not as competent as others see you.
So do you ever feel like you’re an imposter? Like you’re nowhere near as good as people are expecting?
Like you should just give up already and go do something easy so you don’t let anybody down?
I experienced Imposter Syndrome big time when I started at law school. Oh so many years ago.
Looking at the hundreds of students around me, I thought “They deserve to be here. Not me. I got in by mistake. Harvard’s going to figure it out any minute and show me the door.”
(That actually happened to someone once! More about that in my video.)
Turns out that a lot of my fellow law students, particularly the women I talked to, had the same feeling.
Eventually we got over it and decided that maybe we deserved to be there after all.
But sometimes the strategy of waiting until you get enough experience won’t work.
So what do you do when Imposter Syndrome keeps you stuck?
An incredibly accomplished woman came to me for help getting moving on her career. She was a star in her graduate program, where her professors expected her to become an influential muckety-muck in the world of therapy for autistic children.
She was passionate about the work. Excited to get started.
And two years later she was totally stuck because…
Watch the video to see how her Imposter Syndrome had limited her and what we did to release it.
If Imposter Syndrome has you questioning whether you’re really good enough to do what you’re capable of—and maybe even called to do—know that you don’t have to give in to it!
Even if you stumble along the way.
Even if you just know you’re not as good as they all think.
Even if you’re not perfect. (And who is?!)
What you do is valuable even if you don’t feel good enough, way down deep.
And if you can’t get started, or you drag your feet, because of the lies Imposter Syndrome is whispering in your ear, let’s talk.
The world needs you to step up.
Do what you’re here to do.
Don’t let Imposter Syndrome stop you.
Tell it to shut up already.