Many of us struggle with self-doubt, underestimating and undervaluing ourselves, and feeling that we’re incapable of doing certain things. This can be referred to as imposter syndrome, where you feel like a “fraud”. Some of us struggle with it silently and believe that it’s just unique to us. We fear going outside of our comfort zone, trying new things, taking action. We even fear that others might not understand this imposter syndrome, so we remain quiet and refuse to seek help. You probably don’t understand it yourself. But guess what? You’re not alone. It’s pretty common and there are ways to manage it. Yes, it’s true! It’s manageable and you don’t have to endure it alone.

The Innclusive Grow team is ready to help! They offer an explanation of what this imposter syndrome is, how to identify it, and ways to cope. They even provide personal experiences and what they’ve done to overcome this. With all these useful tips, resources and techniques, you can’t afford to miss out on this podcast. You’ll be glad you did!

Topics Covered

[02:09] What is Imposter Syndrome?

  • Definition
  • Examples

[07:06] Techniques to prevent Imposter Syndrome

  • Finding a support system
  • Allowing others to help and encourage you
  • Power poses to raise confidence (body language)
  • Learn to manage it as it appears
  • Learn to manage on your own sometimes to avoid consistent dependability
  • Take screenshots of compliments, encouragement, etc. given to you

[13:54] Other ways to deal with Imposter Syndrome

  • Avoid comparing yourself to others
  • Believing in yourself

[15:12] Areas in which Imposter Syndrome appears

  • Creating new content
  • Public Speaking
  • Learning to identify where it comes up for you frequently

[16:55] Things that lead to feeling like an imposter

  • Over complicating things
  • Having the belief that something has to be difficult for it to have value
  • Certain beliefs that have been ingrained is us from a young age
  • Dealing with changing dynamics (leadership roles)

[21:25] Attributes of a good leader

  • Sharing responsibilities
  • Ongoing support
  • Mentorship

[25:28] Ways to cope with Imposter Syndrome

  • Recognize it, don’t deny it
  • Knowing who you can get support from
  • Identify areas where it comes up
  • Look at it from a positive perspective
  • Take action
  • Overcome fear

[35:59] Dealing with comparison

  • Keep busy and avoid comparison
  • Take action (just do it)


– Amy Cuddy Ted Talk: Body Language

– On the Edge by Allison Levine

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