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Ask For Help

  • Look to people who you are hoping to learn from and accept that you don't have to be an expert. It won't make you look weak.
  • Create community and build up your support system.
  • Ask your friends not to say, "you're going to do great; don't worry about it". Tell them about the kind of support that you need is related to understanding your anxiety, your fear, your feelings and say, I'll be here for you.


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Stop Feeling Like a Fraud: Bring Awareness To The Situation

Stop Feeling Like a Fraud: Bring Awareness To The Situation

Awareness is a key factor in helping yourself with the impostor phenomenon.

Before you can work through any of this, you have to be able to identify it and understand it. Naming reality helps you find your way through it. Naming it also means recognizing ot...


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Less Judgment, More Curiosity

Less Judgment, More Curiosity

Take a break when the pressure is high and be curious about how you're feeling.

Don't judge yourself. Take some deep breaths. Get a good night's sleep when you can, or take a nap if that helps. If exercise is your thing, you can do that, too - whatever healthy choice yo...


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The Impostor Phenomenon

The Impostor Phenomenon

Impostor syndrome doesn't go away just because you achieve certain goals or you have a certain resume or you went to a certain school or you worked at a prestigious place.

Even when you're experiencing all these places, imposter syndrome makes you quite...


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How We Perceive Our Abilities

There are people who tend to overestimate their abilities and some people who tend to underestimate their abilities.

People who feel like impostors tend to underestimate their abilities. Because the impostor phenomenon makes high-achieving feel like they're not as ...


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Social Causes of The Impostor Syndrome

Social Causes of The Impostor Syndrome

We must acknowledge the societal impact that influences this feeling.

Different racial and even gender groups are messaged with various things about their place in society. What we see, hear, and read can intensify this phenomenon.


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Being Self-Compassionate

Be self-soothing. Try affirmations like: "I'm going to do OK, because I did OK last time. I know enough about this. I don't have to be perfect." 

It's essential to have grace for yourself. No one is perfect. We're all trying the best we can.


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Living in my own world. I'm naive and honest, straightforward.


Ask For Help

Ask For Help

To gain confidence, you may need help to get fresh perspectives, training, or mentorship.

You may also find it useful to create a small community who support you in your goal quest and believe in your ability. Such a group can make you more resilient and committed, especially ...

Offer or Ask for Help:

Everyone likes to feel like they’re an expert on something. Even if you know a lot about the subject you end up talking about, ask the person to explain things to you. For example,

if a news event comes up, say “...

Tips for creating external accountability

  • Announce it.
  • Commit to it. Once you have announced it, there is no turning back.
  • Schedule it. Decide when you will work on your task.
  • Post it. Post your goals on social media.
  • Tel...

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