overcoming imposter syndrome: powerful strategies to reclaim your confidence

how to cope when you can’t find a way out of the spiral

we already talked about how to turn imposter syndrome in your favor here, but we don’t live in a perfect world, so, yes, it’s a difficult task. it may seem even impossible. that’s when you need to learn to cope with the feeling and rationalize the thoughts that come to your mind.

quick disclaimer: SCHEDULE THAT SESSION! therapy is the right and ideal form of dealing with the complex human being that you are. especially if you’re venturing into this crazy world that is entrepreneurship. with that being said, let’s dive in and discover what may work for you.

coping mechanisms

  1. celebrate your achievements to remind yourself that you are capable. writing down everything you have accomplished and how you got to where you are now is a great way to appreciate yourself and recognize your development. it helps you to remember that you deserve and have worked hard for everything you’ve achieved and will achieve. value your efforts, admire them, and allow yourself to be happy about it.
  1. have a support network. sometimes, all we need is to talk to people who will help us. whether it’s talking to friends who will lift you up and remind you that you deserve everything you have or talking to other women who might be going through similar situations. sharing these experiences reminds you that you are not alone in this.
  1. stop comparing yourself. this may be one of the more powerful steps. sometimes, seeing someone else succeed leads us to think we’re not enough because someone else seems to be. but impressions are fake. there’s also probably someone else wishing they had the confidence or the skills you think you don’t have. so focus on yourself and your improvement rather than others.
  1. get out of social media and put your focus on other things. we often only see the good, bright, and successful side of people, especially with social media. but they’re not posting all of the late nights they were questioning themselves too, just the promotion they got. so CLOSE THAT APP and go do something you like. see a movie, do a workout, enjoy a good coffee outside on a beautiful day, free your mind a little, let it rest.

there’s actually infinite content when it comes to imposter syndrome, and everyone deals with it differently. but if i can tell you one thing, it is this: you’re doing ok, keep going!

recommendations

if you enjoyed the discussion and wanna explore the topic more, here are some recommendations of great content we think you’ll like:

| BOOK: “BRAVE, NOT PERFECT” by reshma saujani

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • inspired by her popular TED TALK, the founder and CEO of GIRLS WHO CODE urges women to embrace imperfection and live a bolder, more authentic life.
“a timely message for women of all ages: perfection isn’t just impossible but, worse, insidious.”—ANGELA DUCKWORTH, bestselling author of GRIT

| PODCAST: “THE IMPOSTER SYNDROME TERMINATOR” by ines padar

a show for ambitious women entrepreneurs looking to overcome subconscious success blocks and limiting beliefs.
learn how to end procrastination and impostor syndrome and instead enroll more high-end clients, increase your online visibility, and manifest more abundance.

ines touches on entrepreneurship and the impacts of imposter syndrome throughout the whole podcast. in this particular episode, she speaks on how to recognize the signs of this syndrome in your life in order to learn how to cope with it.

| ARTICLE: IMPOSTER SYNDROME: YOU MAY FEEL LIKE A FRAUD by arlin cuncic, MA

“not only can imposter syndrome affect your internal feelings about your work or self-worth, but it can also actually affect the way you approach projects, relationships, or any other areas in which you are feeling insecure. this essentially creates a self-fulfilling prophecy, which is what makes it so insidious and necessary to address when it arises.”

HANNAH OWENS, LMSW.

| VIDEO: “HOW TO STOP SCREWING YOURSELF OVER” by mel robbins

in her TED talk, mel robbins shares her experiences and insights on how to overcome inertia and take action in life. she emphasizes the importance of recognizing and challenging the feeling of being “fine” with the status quo, urging you to acknowledge your desires and push yourself out of your comfort zones.

using examples from her own life and psychological principles, she introduces strategies like the five-second rule to help individuals act on your impulses and pursue your goals. robbins motivates her audience to embrace discomfort and take proactive steps towards personal growth and fulfillment.

hope u have a good read, listen or viewing 🙂 for more content on navigating the entrepreneurship, marketing, business and creative world, you know where to find us!