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Make it Happen with Jo Jo Ellis - dealing with imposter syndrome

August 14, 2019 Ali Meehan with Jo Jo Ellis
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Make it Happen with Costa Women
Make it Happen with Jo Jo Ellis - dealing with imposter syndrome
Aug 14, 2019
Ali Meehan with Jo Jo Ellis

Since 2009, Jo Jo has been helped entrepreneurial women and women in the coaching and therapy industry break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back from achieving their business and life goals.

Jo has seen a big increase in Imposter Syndrome where women who are successful in business feel like a fraud, full of self-doubt and spend a lot of time comparing themselves to others. This can result in them keeping themselves small, never realizing their true potential and also experiencing a level of anxiety and stress which stops them enjoying the freedom of running their own business.

Jo Jo says "There is a lot more pressure to be visible nowadays. When I started my business, it was mainly an offline business where you advertised in Yellow Pages or were able to gain customers with just an average website and some referrals.  

Nowadays, so much business is conducted online so you are regularly faced with the polished versions of your competitors lives and businesses.  This leads to a rise in comparisonitis and not feeling good enough. The innate fear of being judged creates stress for many women and stops them putting themselves out there.

I also see a big increase in overwhelm where women have so many roles to play and so many options and conflicting messages on how to build their businesses which can lead to inaction and procrastination.  Luckily there are many easy strategies I teach to help women through the above, the world needs them to do their thing!

My top tips to help with overwhelm and imposter syndrome I would say to just remember that this is your journey. Really connect to your mission, why you do what you do, what is the difference you want to make in the world and for your clients and that always makes things easier. I have struggled with imposter syndrome in the past and I know that I am focused on ‘am I good enough’ so when I flip it into how can I serve what difference can I make, how can I contribute, it always makes it so much easier.

The more we are connected to our why, the more the how sorts itself out. With overwhelm, it often comes because we work too hard, we put too much pressure on ourselves, so take a step back, focus on what’s important, focus on why you are doing what you are doing, breathe and just trust your gut as well. As I say there are lots of conflicting messages, but normally we know what works best for us and for our clients."

Jo runs a free Facebook Group called Woman of Influence where we help female entrepreneurs breakthrough self-sabotage and develop the mindset and leadership skills to really stand out as authentic experts in their field – www.facebook.com/groups/womanofinfluence

Website: www.jojoellis.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jojoellis1111/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jojoellis/

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Show Notes

Since 2009, Jo Jo has been helped entrepreneurial women and women in the coaching and therapy industry break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back from achieving their business and life goals.

Jo has seen a big increase in Imposter Syndrome where women who are successful in business feel like a fraud, full of self-doubt and spend a lot of time comparing themselves to others. This can result in them keeping themselves small, never realizing their true potential and also experiencing a level of anxiety and stress which stops them enjoying the freedom of running their own business.

Jo Jo says "There is a lot more pressure to be visible nowadays. When I started my business, it was mainly an offline business where you advertised in Yellow Pages or were able to gain customers with just an average website and some referrals.  

Nowadays, so much business is conducted online so you are regularly faced with the polished versions of your competitors lives and businesses.  This leads to a rise in comparisonitis and not feeling good enough. The innate fear of being judged creates stress for many women and stops them putting themselves out there.

I also see a big increase in overwhelm where women have so many roles to play and so many options and conflicting messages on how to build their businesses which can lead to inaction and procrastination.  Luckily there are many easy strategies I teach to help women through the above, the world needs them to do their thing!

My top tips to help with overwhelm and imposter syndrome I would say to just remember that this is your journey. Really connect to your mission, why you do what you do, what is the difference you want to make in the world and for your clients and that always makes things easier. I have struggled with imposter syndrome in the past and I know that I am focused on ‘am I good enough’ so when I flip it into how can I serve what difference can I make, how can I contribute, it always makes it so much easier.

The more we are connected to our why, the more the how sorts itself out. With overwhelm, it often comes because we work too hard, we put too much pressure on ourselves, so take a step back, focus on what’s important, focus on why you are doing what you are doing, breathe and just trust your gut as well. As I say there are lots of conflicting messages, but normally we know what works best for us and for our clients."

Jo runs a free Facebook Group called Woman of Influence where we help female entrepreneurs breakthrough self-sabotage and develop the mindset and leadership skills to really stand out as authentic experts in their field – www.facebook.com/groups/womanofinfluence

Website: www.jojoellis.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jojoellis1111/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jojoellis/

Support the show (https://costawomen.com/help/contact)