How to Avoid Imposter Syndrome

Uncategorized May 04, 2020

As entrepreneurs, we suffer from imposter syndrome on a regular basis. 

I hate to say it, but essentially there is no way to avoid imposter syndrome. At every level in business, there's a new mindset mountain we have to conquer. But one that I can't seem to escape since I've started is the feeling of lack.

 

As we take up the online space, we tend to doubt ourselves and second guess our paths almost every moment. There may not be a permanent escape, but there are amazing resources to help you ignore your inner critic. And today, I'm going to give you 5 tangible tools.

 

Starting with... the Dunning-Kruger Effect. 

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is the comparison of the highs and lows of the horizontal end of the graph being your confidence and the lateral being your knowledge. The overall idea is that the longer you are in your business the more confidence you will have. 

 

For example, if Sam starts his business in 2019 and has very high confidence but his knowledge is low, and as we said the longer we are in business the more knowledge we have and aware of what we have to do. So when you are experiencing Imposter Syndrome, your confidence tends to be low even though you may have more knowledge and have been in the business for some time now. So once you get over this idea then you will see your confidence grow. 

 

Many times it can be overwhelming as you are in your business and you think of all the things you need to do such as a strong marketing strategy or a mailing list, and your confidence will start to decrease when you become overwhelmed.

 

So how do we combat this? 

  • For starters being aware of how much you know and how far you’ve gone since you first started. When you realize your knowledge has expanded and the more you are investing in your program and talking to your coaches then your confidence will increase and you will see the progress that you have made.

  • The next thing you can do is to look for proof of possibility. When you’re experiencing imposter syndrome your first question is, how can I do this? But your next question should be if it's been done before? The idea is if this is inspiring to you and then it can be successful and inspiring to others. 

  • The following point is keeping a tally of your WINS every single day. When you are grateful for how far you’ve come, you’ve won. Some people tend to look at their overall number and think that if their followers are too low, they are not reaching people. But in changing your perspective that even if it’s just 50 people it's better than 0 and realizing how far you’ve come and tracking your daily wins.

  • Another helpful tip is reinforcing positive habits. This can be done by splitting your BIG Goal into small goals. This allows you to achieve your goals and gives you a positive cascade and allows you to complete your BIG Goal.

 

Ignoring your inner critic is a practice. Thankfully, you have the rest of your life to practice this. ♥️

 

Which tip are you implementing? Let me know in the DMs.

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