067: Imposter Syndrome: Stop Holding Yourself Back

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067: Imposter Syndrome: Stop Holding Yourself Back

Have you ever felt that you didn’t deserve your achievements or earn your success? It’s common to devalue our worth and feel that we don’t fit in - this is called Imposter Syndrome. Today, I’m sharing how this ties into perfectionism and procrastination, and how it may be holding you back from living your most productive and happy life. Learn the 5 strategies you can use right away to beat Imposter Syndrome so you can move forward and appreciate your journey and accomplishments.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Understand what Imposter Syndrome is and how it ties into perfectionism
  • How good feedback from others can help you feel more secure in your accomplishments
  • Actionable tips for shifting your mindset and combating your negative feelings about yourself
  • Learn 5 quick strategies to defeat Imposter Syndrome for good

What To Do Next:

  • Take a step back and focus on objective self-assessments. Try writing down things you’re truly good at and areas you might need to work on. You might even ask a trusted friend or a colleague for help doing this realistically.
  • Ask yourself what you would do if you weren’t afraid. Write it down, say it out loud, tell someone else, and then do it!
  • Listen to episode 66 to learn more about how perfectionism plays into Imposter Syndrome
  • Listen to episode 63 to learn more about the stories we tell ourselves and how that can affect our choices.


Resources and Links

  • Links to episodes mentioned this week: Episode 66: The Pursuit of Perfection and Episode 63: When Plans Get Derailed.
  • Quick overview of the 5 quick strategies discussed in the podcast to help you defeat Imposter Syndrome
  1. Seek out validation and feedback from trusted friends and co-workers in your life to uncover what you’re doing right and where you can improve.
  2. Change your language: Reign in your doubt and change your language to be more confident.
  3. Stop with the stories: Try Reframing your story by writing it down.
  4. Stop letting mistakes devalue your abilities or qualifications.
  5. Visualize success and make it a regular part of your routine.


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Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton