It is so important to understand that beating imposter syndrome is a slow and steady process, not a one and done.
In another solo episode, Britt talks about something she and many others have battled with: imposter syndrome. The word “imposter” might conjure up images of a con artist being found out in a heist film. And this is not far off from what someone who experiences imposter syndrome feels…like an actual fraud.
One of Britt’s most popular blog posts was about learning to live with imposter syndrome. She did not talk about overcoming it because it is something that will resurface time and again, but there are ways you can manage the discomfort, unease, and anxiety that it brings.
In this episode, Britt draws on advice from previous guests—Kate Johnston, Alison Armstrong, Case Lane—about imposter syndrome and weaves in her own experiences as well. She talks about some of the common triggers. We then hear about some of the ways you can manage these feelings, including adjusting your expectations, shifting your definition of success, and celebrating what you have already accomplished.
Imposter syndrome does not go away when we are chasing our goals and dreams. In fact, this can sometimes aggravate it. If we learn to treat ourselves with kindness and compassion, we can revel in just how brilliant we are and move past these dark internal battles.
In this episode, Britt shares:
- Why overcoming imposter syndrome is a continual process.
- Insights into her popular blog post, Learning to Live with Imposter Syndrome, and the reception to it.
- Examples of how she has run away and hidden when imposter syndrome strikes.
- Common triggers of imposter syndrome: stepping out of your comfort zone, promoting yourself, connecting with accomplished people, fear and lack of confidence, being a high achiever, and rejection.
- A story of how she got rejected at a writing conference and how she dealt with it.
- How you can manage expectations to help take the pressure off yourself.
- Why we need to re-evaluate and expand our definitions of success.
- The simplicity of just getting started, no matter how small a step you take.
- The value of taking time to celebrate what you have already accomplished.
- How to tap into your intuition and let it guide you when promoting yourself.
- Why you should take the time to embrace your evolution.
Britt Skrabanek is the self-published fiction author of four novels—Beneath the Satin Gloves, Everything’s Not Bigger, Nola Fran Evie, and Virasana. She is a content strategist and the co-founder of Superneat Marketing, a long-time blogger, and the host of Love Your Enthusiasm, a self-empowerment podcast that inspires women to pursue their greatest passion. She is also a yogi, ballet dancer, cat mom, and life enthusiast.
Connect with Britt:
Pick One Place to Start with Case Lane
Tap into Your Creative Forces with Kate Johnston
Live Your Best Life Authentically with Alison Armstrong
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