You may have noticed that I have been a bit quiet on the whole blogging front of late. I’ve been busy fighting some Demons. I finally named one of those Demons this week – Imposter Syndrome!
Let me start with an explaination
The Google explanation of Imposter Syndrome:
Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud”.
You know, that feeling when you look at your life and you think “who let me have children, don’t they know I’m still a child myself”. Especially when talking to other parents and
Or when you are at your best friends house or husbands families house and surrounded by all their friends and family and you feel like an imposter because you’ve only known each other for a years and not a lifetime.
Well, you get the idea – I could go on about this: parenting, cooking, work, relationships. It really is everywhere.
Working With the Demon Known as Imposter Syndrome
I went was lucky enough to attend one of the Women of Influence Speaker Series Talks in Auckland this week. There was a fair amount of talk about Imposter Syndrome. And I felt the realisation dawn on me. I had been letting my Imposter Syndrome hold me back…
I had started to believe the little voices in my head telling me I don’t know what I’m doing, wasn’t good enough and people would see straight through me if I stood up for myself.
And here is why I’m telling you…
In order to keep you reading, I’m going to keep this blog short.
DON’T LET YOUR IMPOSTER SYNDROME HOLD YOU BACK!
I know that I’m a great mum really. I know my husband things I’m am amazing wife. My friends truely love me and tell me often. I hear amazing feedback about the products I make. I am truely blessed.
I am going to tell myself these truths much more often and not let my Imposter Syndrome hold me back any more. I’m going to smile, hold my head up high and welcome each new day and new challenge knowing that I am enough – I don’t need to me more.
I would love for you to join me – lets start a revolution! Lets say together – I am enough!
If you are feeling brave – share your Imposter Syndromes with me here, this is a safe space!
Thank you for reading!