Episode 78// The Imposter Syndrome

June 27, 2019

I’m always fascinated by traits that entrepreneurs have. Many entrepreneurs struggle with similar things, like finances, balance and finding the strength to push on even when things get tough. I’ve always suffered with something called imposter syndrome, which is when you almost feel like you’re a fraud. You can read more about imposter syndrome here. I’ve talked to many people who also feel like the more successful they become, the more difficult it is to grasp certain aspects of life. Not in a negative way, but in a way that makes you feel like you’re never good enough for yourself. How does everyone view me this one way when I view myself in a completely different manner? I feel like the word imposter is certainly not the best term for this particular topic, but it’s how it’s described in the textbook so it’s the easiest way to explain it.

I think this is something you can easily struggle with even if you don’t run your own company: perhaps if you’re at the top of the company you’re working for or quickly rising up, you might feel like you aren’t worthy of that success or like you don’t understand the value you have. When in reality you have so much you bring to the table that everyone sees it, besides you. That’s why I wanted to talk about this topic openly on This is Life Unfiltered this week! Have any of you struggled with this? Let me know in the comments below.

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