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Imposter Syndrome. What it is and how to overcome it

Imposter Syndrome. What it is and how to overcome it

Are you experiencing imposter syndrome?

If so, you're not alone.

Many entrepreneurs and Business Owner's experience imposter syndrome. It can cause a range of feelings and behaviours, such as procrastination, lack of motivation, and self-doubt.

This has been my most requested topic by far so I wanted to bring you a fresh perspective in this episode today to help you rediscover and own your worth.

I unpack how imposter syndrome manifests itself in your behaviour. And, helping you decipher the difference between being in the early stages of learning and imposter syndrome (behaviours can be similar but the driver is different).

I also share my strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome, which has been drawn from my own experiences and challenges with imposter syndrome (this is how I know they are highly effective and work).

If left unresolved, imposter syndrome can hold you back from making a significant impact for your clients, growing your business and living a life you truely deserve.

Imagine what your life and business would be like if you finally overcame imposter syndrome? What could 2022 look like if you kicked kicked it to the curb and stepped into your true worth and value

Topics We Covered:

[2:15]: Harvard business review describes Imposter Syndrome as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evidence of success. Imposters suffer chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that overrides any feelings of success or external proof of their competence.

[2:56]: Imposter syndrome can be confused with the early stages of learning. Listen to Episode 3 - the 4 stages of learning.

[3:43]: Imposter syndrome manifests with: #1 Overworking and comparisons. Always looking at everyone else in your niche and thinking you’re not good enough. You compensate by working more and more.

[4:01]: #2 You create impossible standards and unrealistic goals for yourself.

[4:29]: #3 Your chasing down all of the learnings.

[4:43]: #4 You are constantly second-guessing and undermining your skill set and worth to others.

[4:57]: #5 Self-sabotaging and undermining behaviours.

[5:24]: #6 That feeling of dread and heaviness around being a phony and being caught out.

[6:07]: How to move forward through Imposter syndrome - #1 Create a list of your skills and evidence of your expertise.

[6:55]: There’s no one right way to develop your skills. It can come from experience or education. There isn’t just one path to get where you want.

[8:44]: Not having a degree isn’t a chokehold.

[9:53]: Become really clear on your own skills and value.

[10:09]: #2 Mindfully consume content. If there are sources of content that are agitating you and trigger a negative mindset, then unfollow and protect your mind.

[11:37]: #3 Talk to yourself. Physically talk back to yourself with a counterargument to the mean things you’re thinking about yourself.

[12:44]: #4 Avoid weaponising your failures and mistakes. Do you use mistakes as proof of your imposter syndrome-related fears? You’re not alone. Check out Episode 14 - Is a fear of failure holding you back from growing your business?

[13:52]: #5 Celebrate all of your wins.

[14:51]: Summary.

[16:11]: Imagine the mental freedom you will gain if you weren’t stuck behind the walls of Imposter Syndrome.

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About your host, Kristy

Hi, I'm Kristy, thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like a Boss Podcast. My purpose for the podcast is to help Business Owner’s in the growth stage of business (messy middle) have a sustainable business, they love.


I’m an online business coach, based in Brisbane, Australia. I provide 1:1 business coaching, to Service Based Online Business Owner's and a group coaching program commencing in 2022. I believe whole heartedly that having a Business Coach is what gives you the competitive edge. As your coach I support you to overcome challenges quickly, uncover blindspots and make business decisions with confidence and clarity. All of which keeps you moving forward and maintaining momentum. 

As your Business Coach, my role is to help you organise and formulate your ideas, turn them into a goal and then into an actionable plan! All while meeting you where you're at and providing you relevant tools and support along the way.


Thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like A Boss podcast!

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