Many women share a dirty little secret. Deep down we feel that we are total frauds.
Think about it? You’re fully qualified with many accomplishments tucked into your track record belt but this subconscious narrative continually overshadows all of the valuable work you do as a leader. You feel as though you are faking it and that someone, at some point, is going to say "HEY! You don't deserve to be here!" Does that sound familiar? I
f you’re nodding your head in agreement acknowledging your inner Miss Imposter right now, please know, my good SIS, you are in good company.
Studies have found that 70% of all people feel like imposters at one time or another. It doesn’t matter how talented you are, how gifted or successful you are, you can still have that feeling of not really being good enough.
Impostor syndrome is a psychological pattern in which you feel like you don’t deserve your accomplishments. You might feel like you don’t belong, don’t deserve your success, or are “out of place.” Basically, you're a hot mess of self doubt.
But there's good news:
Imposter syndrome is just an indicator that you are leaving your comfort zone and it's completely possible to learn how to manage it so you can move forward. You have to catch your unhelpful thoughts, and learn how to reframe them so that you can bounce back quickly.
THIS GUIDE IS JUST FOR YOU!
Leadership is hard. It’s a tough journey to lead a team or start your own business, and it can be even more difficult when you feel like an imposter. You may feel that you don’t deserve what you have or that everything will go wrong at any moment. But there are ways to overcome these feelings and become successful in leadership.