4 Ways To Overcome Imposter Syndrome And Guarantee Business SuccessFeb 22, 2023
Imposter syndrome is REAL, and everyone experiences it no matter where they are in their entrepreneurial journey.
Whether you are just starting out, or have been running a successful business for years, overcoming imposter syndrome is an unavoidable step in the entrepreneurial path to success.
But don’t worry, it doesn’t have to slow down your business growth.
Here are 4 ways to overcome imposter syndrome and to start embracing the sexy side of building a successful business.
Understand what imposter syndrome is
The first step to overcoming imposter syndrome is understanding it.
Knowing what imposter syndrome looks like and all the characteristics that come with it, will help you notice it and deal with it right away to prevent it from getting in the way of your success.
What’s the opposite of self-confidence? Imposter syndrome.
As an entrepreneur wanting to grow and succeed, you are going to experience pressures from all sides. With these pressures come feelings of self-doubt, burnout, and a lack of self-confidence. All these feelings fall under the imposter syndrome umbrella.
In a nutshell, Imposter Syndrome is that voice in your head that kills your confidence to face the next challenge in your business.
Perfection? Ditch that!
No one is perfect, not even you. And that is okay!
Do you have a fear of failing? A fear of making a mistake? You may have imposter syndrome.
Perfectionism and imposter syndrome go hand in hand.
The need to always be perfect and never make mistakes may look like a great quality to have as an entrepreneur, but in reality, when it prevents you from completing projects because they are not “perfect” and increases your feelings of insecurities, then you need to take a step back and reevaluate.
Embrace your imperfections.
While it’s great to hold yourself to a high standard, start to focus on a healthier, balanced and more productive approach to work. With this attitude, you are bound to succeed in your business.
Accept that not everyone is YOUR flavor and YOU are NOT everyone’s flavor
Individuals with imposter syndrome have the need to be liked and accepted by all those around them.
You cannot do business with everyone. Not everyone will be your flavor in business. And realistically, you also won’t be everyone's flavor.
So put energy into growing your business with people who are your flavor, and watch how it builds your self-confidence and kicks imposter syndrome to the curb.
And stop comparing yourself to other entrepreneurs. Let them be amazing at what they do and focus on being amazing at what you do.
Don’t waste your time and energy comparing yourself to people who may not even be your flavor. Rather keep your focus on building a successful business for yourself and the clients who love you and love how much you help them.
Be responsibly YOU
You know yourself best. You know what you are capable of and what you’re not. Make this clear to others and be confident about it. Embrace it. Don't try to be someone you're not. That's irresponsible and confusing to anyone who is interested in doing business with you.
Give yourself permission to be 100% you, not just for your own sake, but also for the sake of those around you.
You are a multifaceted individual, not any less than the person next to you, just different. Embrace those differences while still respecting those around you.
Being responsibly YOU will help you to build long-lasting relationships with clients and colleagues that will help you to grow and succeed in your business.
What are you waiting for? Ditch the imposter syndrome and embrace the sexy inside of YOU.
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