You Are Not a Fraud

Photo Credit: Nan Liu

The great irony of feeling like an imposter is that it continues to bring you down. To hold you in place. To keep you “safe” by actually keeping you small.

Don’t play small. Don’t let the fear of others’ reactions keep you in hiding. Be bold enough to step into the limelight. Admit what you are truly going after and go for it! Risk Failing — in front of everyone.

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Exercises for Getting Over Your Fear and Kicking Imposter Syndrome to the Curb

Step 1: Ask at least 10 people for feedback.

Step 2: Write down (or copy) what they have told you.

Step 3: Keep it in a file where you can easily access it, e.g. on your desktop, and start every morning by reading it.

Step 4: When you begin to feel insecure, pull up that file and read it again.

Step 5: Remember that you absolutely rock and you’ve got this!

Step 1: Write down as many items as you want, but no fewer than 20. Make this list comprehensive. This is what you know to be true about yourself.

Step 2: Whenever you feel imposter syndrome creeping it — take a look at your list and remember who you are and what you are capable of when you are in your full power.

Step 3: Remember how many badass things you’ve done in your life and how capable you are of doing more.

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