#089: Do You Feel Like a Fraud? Struggle With Self Confidence? Welcome to the Club!
Do you sometimes feel like a bit of a fraud? Are you sometimes surprised that clients pay you to do your work?
Do you feel unworthy compared to many of your colleagues? Like you will be found out soon enough … and all your success so far is undeserved?
You’re not alone. Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Jimmy Fallon and many other people many of us consider incredibly talented — they often feel the same way.
I talked about this back in episode 22:
But what I’d like to do in this episode is give you a taste for how common this “impostor syndrome” is. Because part of overcoming it is awareness.
Awareness about how many talented professionals struggle with self confidence and self worth.
I feel so much better when I realize that I’m not alone. And if the best people in their field often feel this way, then that gives me hope. It helps me realize that it’s perfectly natural.