What to Do When You Feel Like a Fake; Impostor Syndrome in Business

Picture this; you've just landed your first big business contract; family, friends and colleagues are patting you on the back and singing your praises.

On the outside, you're smiling and look to others to be lapping up all the glory.

Yet, on the inside, there is a nagging voice in the back of your head.

It’s saying something along the lines of:

"I can't believe they picked me! I'm not even that smart; other people could do the job better!"

If this sounds familiar, you could be suffering from a psychological phenomenon called Impostor Syndrome.

Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) is a practical way to face and diminish the symptoms, and often it will also guide you to the root cause of this syndrome.

To understand impostorism, we need to look at three factors.

  • What is impostor phenomenon?
  • Who is affected by it?
  • How can you work through it?

 

1. What is Impostor Phenomenon?

 

Impostor syndrome is a deep-seated feeling of inadequacy that your gifts and skills are...

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ARE YOU STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF A WORRY WAR?

Are you troubled by persistent worries and anxious thinking? In this post, we explore simple, at home, exercises that will relieve your worried mind and calm your nerves. 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WORRY?  

Worrying is when your mind focuses on a dilemma or obstacle in your life. It can also show up as a feeling of unease. We all worry at times, may it be consciously or unconsciously.  

Why do we worry? It’s our brains' way of processing events and looking for solutions to problems. It is also a protection mechanism. If we have already seen the outcome in our mind's eyewe feel more prepared to cope with it.  

Although it is normal to worry, it can become problematic if it turns into excessive worrying.  

WHAT IS EXCESSIVE WORRYING? 

When worrying becomes chronic, it may feel...

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