What do Lady Gaga, Tom Hanks, Howard Shultz (Starbucks), you and I have in common? Well, we “suffered” from imposter syndrome at some point in our lives — and probably will still do as we progress with our lives. What exactly is Imposter Syndrome? It depends on who you ask.

It starts with the “What’s in it for…” question most of the time. What’s in it for me, my family, my business, my patients, my legacy, my bank account? Then comes self-doubt. But how do these famous, influential people turn the odds in their favor and succeed? That’s what you’re going to find out in this podcast.

This week’s episode is about elevating your confidence. I’ll talk about imposter syndrome as defined in different schools of thought and demystify this phenomenon. I will also share tips on how to conquer this with a simple trick. So grab a seat, listen in, and take charge!

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Key Quotes:

  • High achievers people going for things like you and I, people with advanced degrees, people who go into entrepreneurship often get plagued by questions like — ‘Why should anyone listen to me?’, ‘Don’t they know more than I do?’, ‘Am I good enough to be here?’ or ‘Do I belong here?'”
  • “We can reframe this fraudulent feeling, often called imposter syndrome, and embrace it so that it’s no big deal. And it actually starts to identify or be the possibility of a sign that you’re in the exact right place.” 
  • “Growth mindset essentially means that it’s not a talent or not a talent. It’s a skill that can be developed.”
  •  “The more leverage you get on yourself, the more likely you are to see that this thing that’s often called resistance is no big deal, and it’s common.”

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