In this episode of Big Questions, Short Answers, we’re talking about that nagging feeling that plagues many successful people: imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is what happens when you achieve success but feel like you don’t deserve it, or that you’re somehow a fraud.
I’ll answer the big question of the episode right here in the show notes: you do not overcome imposter syndrome. No permanent solution exists because the bar is always getting higher. When you overcome one challenge and finally feel confident, the next challenge comes along and you feel like crying again because you know nothing (or is that just me?).
So how do you deal with feeling like you’re always underqualified? At the end of the episode, I share the how-tos that have helped me manage everything from my first “real” job to speaking in front of hundreds of people.
If you like this episode, check out these resources.
- Podcast: On the verge of leveling up: do I have what it takes?
- Podcast: “That’s impossible” or “I can’t”
- Blog: But what if you could?
More about the show: www.jackiehermes.com/podcast
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