Don’t let impostor syndrome hold you back

  1. Tell Everyone — publicising your fear of being ‘found out’ makes it less real — by making it pubic, you remove that nagging feeling. If you were a fake, someone would tell ….right?
  2. Focus on your audience , deliver what they really want & need — the only way to convince yourself that what you have is a real skill is to service an appreciative audience. Communicate with, and involve your audience in your process as much, and as regularly as possible.
  3. Really.. focus.. on adding value — what about your creation(s) is valuable. If you have extreme imposter syndrome you might find it hard to see what you do as special. If you are already getting an income stream, or building a community what has been successful already? focus on that and drive constant and significant improvement.
  4. Find a niche & develop it — I ‘think’ I’ve identified over the last 6-months what people like about my courses — what makes them special. My focus on the next 6 months is to develop and perfect THAT aspect. I want to be the best at my niche.
  5. Nobody really knows what they are doing! — can you identify successful people in your field? Those people are likely average — but have got over their imposter syndrome. Note, I don’t say ‘fixed’, I say got over. Just keep working on your thing, keep improving, keep delivering and you will be the person you aspire to be in no time.
  6. So what if you are bad — if you love what you do, you can improve. You may notice an ongoing theme here. Make something. Produce something. If it’s bad — make it less bad the second time. Soon-enough it wont be bad and you will start getting good feedback — at that point it gets easier.
  7. Collect positive feedback — It sounds a little cliché but having all of your good feedback collected in one place is like armour against internet-troll-feedback (it happens, and you will need the backup).
  8. Think of it as a venture, an experiment — that way, if you fail, it was never serious. If it works out, you can claim it was all part of your grand plan — just like everyone who is successful does..

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Adrian Cantrill

Adrian Cantrill

Technical Trainer, Cloud Architect, Tech, Productivity & Efficiency Obsessed wannabe minimalist.