Everybody's talking about impostor syndrome. It’s the new phrase we’re throwing around, right? So, what's all this buzz about. Impostor Syndrome is a feeling. Bottom line. A feeling of being a fraud that if not checked, can drive you to make decisions that might hold you back.
Hold you back from what...? Pursuing your dream job, starting that blog for millennials, going after that new role in your department or moving to another country to open a little coffee shop.
Impostor Syndrome is a feeling that if gone unchecked can wreak some havoc on your life and have you doubting even the most logical or oblivious more.
Turns out 70% of Americans suffer from Impostor Syndrome. Today, I want to help you and hopefully save you some angst along the way. I’ll share the 5 types of impostors and a few quick tip to overcoming this common feeling of intellectual self-doubt.
Dr. Valerie Young found these subgroups in her book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women.
· The natural genius.
· The Expert
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0:00 - Introduction Quotation
0:16 - Podcast Introduction
1:00 - Episode Introduction
2:18 - Jes’ 1st Encounter with Imposter Syndrome
4:15 - Feeling like a Fraud
5:12 - The Exit from GE
6:07 - Imposter Syndrome & The Five Types of Imposters
7:49 - The Perfectionist
8:28 - The Superman/woman
9:02 - The Natural Genius
9:45 - The Soloist
10:22 - The Expert
10:48 - Five Types Summary
11:58 - Tips for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
12:09 - Get Honest
13:35 - Help from a Superstar Friend
16:01 - Focus on Facts not Feelings
17:31 - Know that Sometimes being an Outsider is Normal
19:14 - Know your Highlight Reel
22:16 - Fake it Until You Make It
23:08 - Do away with If-Then Statements
26:00 - Closing
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Mentioned Specifically in this Podcast:
The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women by Dr. Valerie Young
Goal Digger Podcast by Jenna Kutcher