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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Many successful people experience imposter syndrome. It's actually more common than you may think. It starts with a lack of self worth. There is an innate fear of being exposed as a fraud. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone.

There are ways to move beyond this. First, give yourself credit for how far you've come. You have worked hard to be where you are today. Believe in yourself. Be your own advocate and cheerleader. Having a supportive network is crucial in overcoming imposter syndrome. Seek out mentors, friends, or colleagues who believe in you and your abilities. Their encouragement and positive reinforcement can help you silence your inner critic. 

Don't downplay your achievements! Celebrate your wins, no matter how small they may seem. You deserve to be proud of your accomplishments. By celebrating your wins, you reinforce positive self-beliefs and diminish imposter syndrome's grip on your confidence.

Allow yourself to make mistakes and learn from them. Every successful person has made many mistakes and had plenty of setbacks. Nobody starts as an expert. You can go from self doubt to self determination. I have talked to many successful people who have gone through this. They worked through their feelings of inadequacy to the point that their experiences have led them to a place of confidence no matter what anyone else thinks. This is an incredible accomplishment. No matter where you are in your journey, I hope you know that you're not alone and that other people have felt the way that you do. Keep going. I believe in you!

Kirstin xo


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