3 Ways To Beat Imposter Syndrome
Imposter Syndrome. This term was new to me just a couple of years ago, but I quickly began to realize this was a huge issue for so many women, including myself!
What is imposter syndrome? Simply put, it means that you do not feel like you are good enough or worthy enough to do what you are doing. For example, you hear a voice saying things like, “You can’t do this, who do you think you are to teach this, they are all going to laugh at you."
If you have ever heard anything similar to that run through your mind, then you have experienced imposter syndrome! Don’t worry, I’m here to help you through it! I have 3 quick tips to get you started:
#1: Your thoughts are not reality…
Do you ever have a voice inside of you always telling you, “you can’t do this, who do you think you are to teach this, they are all going to laugh at you, etc”. Well guess what? That voice is a liar. This is the core root of imposter syndrome, FEAR!
I have some good news. Those who push past fear, those who choose to do the scary thing anyway, are the ones who make it! Yes, there are people out there already doing what you are doing and there always will be, but NO ONE can do it like you can!
There may be things that your friends and family may laugh at, but maybe they just don’t understand your dream. But why would they? It’s YOUR dream. They may even laugh to cover up inside how much they wish they were brave enough, just like YOU, to just do it, to do what their heart is tugging on them to do.
#2: You will never feel ready…
I seriously hate to break it to you, but you MAY never feel like enough of an “expert”. I love the phrase “act as if!” When you jump on a Facebook live, ACT AS IF you have 100 viewers, when you send out that sales email ACT AS IF you will barely be able to handle all of the sales you are about to bring in
Act like a six figure entrepreneur, hangout with the six figure entrepreneurs, do what the six figure entrepreneurs do, and soon enough you will be a six figure entrepreneur. You are the average of the 5 people you surround yourself. You need to surround yourself with others who may experience fear too, but care so much more about their future that they push past it and crush their goals.
#3: Create your own “inner voice”…
I want to make sure you know that you need to create affirmations. Self talk is a powerful force. It can either empower you or defeat you!! And guess what the crazy thing is….YOU GET TO CHOOSE!
You are not alone. We are all in this together! There may be people who you think are such a big deal and we put these people on a pedestal. But in reality, we are all the same. Those people you look up to and want to be like, they suffer from imposter syndrome too. Someone can be super successful but they can feel lost too. Use these people as inspiration. Choose people that up-level you and your business.
Let’s face it. It takes a brave and courageous woman to beat imposter syndrome. It’s totally a real thing, but I’m here to tell you it’s not too big to stop you. But YOU have to make the decision. I want to give a shout out to all of you ladies who are beating imposter syndrome every single day and you may not even realize it.
The day you created your Facebook fan page…
The day you went live with your first offer…
The day you tried out live video…
You have to be willing to do the scary things that others wont’ do and that’s what sets you apart, that’s where success is made! If you are loving this topic I want to invite you to join my FREE 5 Day Limitless Growth Challenge coming up on Monday, September 24th.
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