Impostor Syndrome is almost a given when you run your own business, especially in the age of Instagram. This week, we're putting the microscope (or microphone... eh?) on impostor syndrome and delving into what triggers impostor syndrome in each of us, the stories we tell ourselves that help feed it, and the ways we deal with it. Spoiler Alert: it's all in your head.
Impostor Syndrome definition (via Wikipedia): Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud".
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List the reasons why the story you’re telling yourself isn’t true
List your wins on your phone to check during rough times
Text a friend with your accomplishments (it's not bragging - they want you to succeed!)
Define your values -- what’s important to you? (Instead of comparing yourself to others)
Just get to work: put down your phone and do the first step of whatever project you’re avoiding
Acknowledge that there are different paths and be proud of your own
If you’re feeling triggered by people on social media, then just unfollow them. You’ll feel better.
Get coffee with a friend and talk it out
Go for a long walk or run