You know that gnawing feeling of inadequacy, incompetence, or insecurity?
It has gone by many names over many centuries. These days, you’re most likely feeling … like an imposter.
Impostor Syndrome can make us question any endeavor or stop us before we’ve even started. As multipotentialites, we strive to learn and then act – to do something with our knowledge. The deeper we get into a goal, the more we become aware of all that’s left to learn and how little we might know about how to make it happen.
You’ll get a trio of co-hosts in this episode – Ted, Sandrine, and Sara – who guide a great discussion with D.B. Irwin about some new ways to stare down that imposter in the mirror. Maybe your doubtful reflection is actually a great sign that you’re doing something important?
D.B. does more than just reminds us that we can only have a tiny fraction of the near infinite knowledge on any topic. His stories will take you on a journey to see there’s always as much to give as there is to learn.
You’re about to Learn…
- What the real face of Impostor Syndrome looks like.
- How your deepest sense of identity can bring out the biggest insecurities.
- 3 quick steps to squash Imposter Syndrome like a bug.
- Why Impostor Syndrome is largely situational … and how to use this to your advantage.
- How comparing yourself with others will transform your self-identity.
Topics & Timestamps
- [00:00] Introductions
- [07:38] D.B. on the psychology of Imposter Syndrome
- [11:31] Showing up as an imposter while teaching and coaching executives
- [19:40] The contextual nature of Imposter Syndrome
- [25:39] How our identity with our work impacts our confidence
- [31:50] Do our diverse interests as multipotentialites make us imposters by nature?
- [38:45] Ted shares three actionable takeaways
- [46:45] Sandrine’s tip of the week