Imposter Syndrome

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

  1. Acknowledge that what you’re experiencing is imposter syndrome.
  2. 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.
  3. Take action.
  4. Own your accomplishments.

Leave a comment. Have you experienced imposter syndrome? Any tips to add?