I'm feeling like an Imposter

I have no idea what I'm doing. There are so many other people I can think of right now that should be in my position.

In the Moment

Most people experience moments of doubt, and that’s normal. The important part is not to let that doubt control your actions.

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The Objective Leader: How to Leverage the Power of Seeing Things As They Are

‘The Objective Leader: How to Leverage the Power of Seeing Things As They Are’ is a great book for impostor syndrome, as well as for learning more about the art of seeing things objectively.

 

Super helpful for those who can sometimes self-identify with their work, and thus when things get out of hand or go wrong get pretty down.

 

This book can be beneficial in both a business setting and in personal life.

 

Written by Elizabeth R. Thornton.

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Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations Podcast

Oprah Winfrey offers insights and guidance in classic Oprah style, covering topics spanning from self-confidence to relationship advice.

 

Here’s Episode 34 with Eckhart Tolle to get you started. You’ll be hooked in no time.

 

All hail Oprah.

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How to Know Yourself

Another brilliant video from The School of Life, giving some great context and tips around topics of self-worth, connecting with your emotions, and knowing and being true to yourself.

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Everyone’s Winging It

You’ve probably heard people say something similar to ‘everyone’s winging it’ before. And honestly, it’s damn true.

 

Chances are that the majority of people on planet earth have no idea what they’re doing most of the time. And that’s ok.

 

Next time you get those feelings of unworthiness or like you’re not meant to be where you are, just take a second to think. You are there, you are good enough, and there’s a reason why you’re in the situation that you’re in. Try to take note of your achievements and how you managed to achieve them, you’ll quickly appreciate the fact that you’ve worked hard to be where you are, and you deserve to be there, too.

Talk

Talk to Someone Familiar

It feels good to speak your feelings, but it can be hard to do.

 

Reach out to someone you know. A colleague, a friend or a family member. Then get your frustration or your worries off your chest.

 

Keeping these feelings in often just makes things worse, but talking about them can help you rationalise the issues and either address or move forward from them.