Imposter Syndrome?!?! Yep I had it!
Transparency Thursday: Comment and drop a 💯 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!
(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.
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:
1️⃣ 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.
2️⃣. 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.
3️⃣. I take a social media break for a few days until my confidence level is recalibrated.
4️⃣. 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?
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