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Observe the thoughts that come up and do not judge yourself for having them. If you have unkind thoughts, ask yourself if you would speak to any other human being the same way you speak to yourself.
You deserve to be spoken to kindly, just like you would speak to a friend.
A kind word from someone we love and trust can go a long way. Their perspective can also help shed some light on some of our qualities we are unaware of.
Ask close friends or family what they appreciate about you. Save their words. Reread them when you need them.
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Rich people are not all obsessed with money. Some talk about money but they understand that their money does not equate to their inherent value. They don't act entitled to anything. They work hard for what they want.
It is called class. You can't buy it. If you find yourself with a friend like this, you can trust them and learn from the ways they look at life.
Know what you are worth with or without money. You don't need money to be creative. Lacking resources can motivate you to think outside the box.
Witnessing value exchanges with affluent family friends can also benefit you.
The impostor syndrome is the sense that our accomplishments are in some way underserved, no matter how consistent the evidence is to the contrary.
There are several reasons why the impostor syndrome seems to have become an epidemic.
In order for you to believe in yourself, you need to convince someone else to believe in you. Once they believe in you, you feel more confident to believe in yourself.
When you're an impostor, you expect to be exposed at any time. You feel that at some point, someone might appear and see you for the fraud you think you are.