The CURE for Imposter Syndrome (Ep4)

Ever had your consulting and coaching goals hijacked by imposter syndrome?

I know I have.

Imposter Syndrome is when high-achieving people have a hard time internalizing their accomplishments and question their worth.

I've been thinking about Imposter Syndrome for myself as I have been stepping out in many new directions related to my thought leadership, such as launching this podcast and being more explicit about being a speaker.

Imposter Syndrome is also something my clients wrestle with at some point in their business build.

It's not easy to move from our zone of competence to our zone of genius! The process triggers vulnerability and fears of the unknown. With all this in mind, I share four strategies to transcend imposter syndrome in this episode.

Tune in to learn: 

  • What imposter syndrome actually is! Chances are, it's not what you think
  • How to turn the fears behind imposter syndrome into courage
  • My dance with imposter syndrome and what I learned over the years
  • Why you need someone to reflect your potential until you can see it for yourself
  • How to stop hiding behind fear

Key takeaways:

  • Characterize imposter syndrome accurately. I don't buy that it's a condition. It is simply a part of you that needs acceptance. It tries to sabotage your potential because it wants to be safe.
  • Understand what you need to overcome imposter syndrome. You need courage! Convert your fight or flight response into bravery. 
  • Respond with compassion. Give imposter syndrome that oxytocin that comes from connecting with other people and the bigger picture of what you're doing.
  • Enroll a mentor that can show you your value until you can see it for yourself.

Embrace imposter syndrome and celebrate it! You are experiencing this fear because you're moving to new levels of growth. Tune in to learn more about the CURE and I'd love to hear from you if you have other strategies that you use.

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This episode is the second in my podcast series on Imposter Syndrome. Hear the first episode in this series.

About Me: I'm Betsy Jordyn and my business development firm builds strong and powerful brands for remarkable consultants and coaches and their unique strengths. Simply put we design consulting and coaching practices that position you as a thought leader and sought-after expert by helping you find the words to describe the value of what you do and use them on your website and in your marketing. Check out our marketing agency services, mentoring programs and courses at https://www.betsyjordyn.com

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