How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome: Fearless in 5
Updated: Nov 13, 2019
Have you ever felt like a fraud or a fake and just been waiting to be found out that you’re not really as good as everybody thinks you are? Well if you feel this way you’re not alone. It’s actually something that many women and some men suffer from. It’s called Imposter Syndrome. In this week’s Fearless in 5, we’ll tell you the five things you need to know to overcome it.
Tip #1: You don’t need to be Superwoman all of the time. You may feel like a fraud or a phony and believe that everybody else is the real deal. That’s why you need to work harder and stay later and not have time for hobbies and passions. Well just know it’s not true.
Tip #2: Put an end to being a perfectionist. You don’t need to always get an A+ or 100%. You’re pushing yourself too hard and it’s going to lead you to burn yourself out and probably cause some internal strife at the same time. To overcome this, lean on your team, start delegating and stop micro-managing.
Tip #3: Take time to celebrate your own achievements. And not just the big ones. Those small ones. Those positive steps that you’ve taken to move the team, the project and the business forward all along the way.
Tip #4: Take mistakes in stride. It’s a part of the process and when it comes to constructive feedback, take it seriously, but not personally.
Tip #5: Act before you’re ready. Perfectionists tend to wait until everything’s at 100% before they start the project. Well guess what? Nothing’s ever going to be perfect so get going.
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