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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