Let’s talk about Imposter Syndrome
Did you really succeed because of good luck? Waiting to be discovered as a fraud or a phony? Or is this really a case of imposter syndrome?
I know I’ve been there, so I thought I’d tell my story. Here’s how to get through it…
When I realized I felt like an Imposter
It really happened to me when I decided to rebrand my business as Kate Dillon.com. The website was easy, but to have a Facebook page with my name on it was scary.
I questioned myself and I doubted. “Who was I to call myself a personal brand?”
Getting to the Other Side
In the case of my Facebook page, I stepped back and looked at the situation objectively. I then asked, “If not now, then when? What goal did I need to reach or metric did I need to achieve in order for it to make sense?”
The truth was, I’d been dragging my feet for far too long.
Tips for You
- Acknowledge that what you’re experiencing is imposter syndrome.
- Step back and look at the situation objectively. Ask yourself if you will be providing value for others. If the answer is yes, then go for it.
- Take action.
- Own your accomplishments.