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  • Marion Boyd

Imposter Syndrome?!?! Yep I had it!

Transparency Thursday: Comment and drop a ๐Ÿ’ฏ if you can relate. Each week, I want to share transparent stories boy my life/mental health in an effort to motivate others to not suffer in silence!

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(smacks lips) Soo...I know I'm not the only person who dealt with imposter syndrome. What is that exactly? Imposter syndrome is a feeling of believing that you are not as competent or skilled as others perceive you to be. Whew, when I tell you I dealt with this early on in the start of my life coaching business and tbh, I still deal with it at times. I get into my head so much and I start to overthink things. Ugh, that's why some things take longer for me to actually bring to fruition.

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When I started my coaching business in 2020, I found myself comparing my business to other similar business which caused some major imposter syndrome and hella self confidence issues. I was really downing myself and bashing my talents like none other. Social media is b**** sometimes because it's flaunts the glitter and gold and we are influenced by it to the point it impacts our lives. CRAP!


I most recently felt imposter syndrome in June 2021 in the midst of me writing my second book. Yep, very recent I know. I hate it but I dealt with but babyyyy at this moment, I am so on fire! My book is coming along and nothing is stopping - not even Mr. Imposter.


Whenever I find Mr. Imposter trying to creep in, there are several things I do:


1๏ธโƒฃ I journal to help me clear my mind. I also journal to write down any insecurities or things I am not feeling so confident about.

2๏ธโƒฃ. I speak positivity over myself. Yep, I hype myself up to the 10th degree. The best thing I can do is boost my ego - hehe.

3๏ธโƒฃ. I take a social media break for a few days until my confidence level is recalibrated.

4๏ธโƒฃ. I grind even harder and I don't take my foot off the gas.


All in all, I am still a work in progress so is Mr. Imposter completely gone, no. Buttttt, when the tries to pop back up, I am definitely putting him back in his place.


Have you recently experienced imposter syndrome?


๐Ÿ›‘ DON'T SUFFER IN SILENCE ๐Ÿ›‘



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