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Escaping the Impostor Syndrome

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It's easy to feel like a fake. And if you can't internalize your success, you'll likely end up feeling like an impostor. Just waiting to get caught. Here are some tips on escaping the Impostor …

It's easy to feel like a fake. And if you can't internalize your success, you'll likely end up feeling like an impostor. Just waiting to get caught. Here are some tips on escaping the Impostor Syndrome.

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  • 1. Escaping the Impostor Syndrome
  • 2. Dexter is my favorite impostor.
  • 3. Walter White is my 2nd favorite impostor.
  • 4. Not all impostors have to be bad guys.
  • 5. Everywhere we look, people are leading double lives!
  • 6. In 1970, a 3-month premature baby had a 50% chance of survival.
  • 7. I should know. That’s how I got my start.
  • 8. The Impostor Syndrome The inability to internalize success.
  • 9. “That was incredible!” I have a great team.
  • 10. “You’re crazy smart!” Most of this info is easily available online somewhere.
  • 11. “I want to be you when I grow up!” I’m sure you’ll be even better.
  • 12. If you really knew me, you wouldn’t say those things. What we’re really saying (to ourselves)
  • 13. Any minute now, they’re going to find out what I don’t know. What we’re really saying (to ourselves)
  • 14. I’m really good at faking it. What we’re really saying (to ourselves)
  • 15. I was really lucky. What we’re really saying (to ourselves)
  • 16. I was just at the right place at the right time. What we’re really saying (to ourselves)
  • 17. Time to tell yourself to quit it!
  • 18. It’s critical we escape the impostor syndrome.
  • 19. Be Honest. (it’s the first step)
  • 20. Get Perspective. (from someone not dealing with it)
  • 21. Talk about it. (start with people close to you)
  • 22. Keep Learning (keep asking questions)
  • 23. Teach Others (even when you don’t feel like an expert)
  • 24. Keep track of your accomplishments (get a LinkedIn account)
  • 25. Create your own solutions
  • 26. Chris Lema @chrislema chrislema.com recovering imposter Questions?