Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: 6 Ways To Lead With Confidence

You’re a fraud. You don’t deserve the promotion you were just given. You can’t get the job done. You’re not like the rest of the leaders in the organization.

These thoughts run through the mind of hundreds of thousands of leaders every day. Imposter syndrome rings loud in their ears.

Maybe imposter syndrome is telling you the same lies.

Imposter syndrome is the doubting of your abilities and feeling like a fraud. It’s the feeling that you’re not good enough, qualified enough, or talented enough to lead.

We’re going to smack imposter syndrome in the face today. We’re going to look at how to overcome imposter syndrome so you can lead with confidence.

How To Identify Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is easy to identify. If you see any of the following in yourself, you may have imposter syndrome:

Start Here: Four Ways to Increase Your Productivity

You’re dripping wet, on the phone, with your “to do” list in your hand. It is only after you hang up the phone and start to towel off that you realize that you still haven’t rinsed the shampoo out of your hair.

Consider this a wake-up call.

Are you ready for your wake up call?

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Productivity does not mean doing a million things at once. It doesn’t mean that the job stays half done all week and it certainly requires your hair to be completely washed.

Productivity means that any given job gets done in a reasonable amount of time because you are focused and organized.

The good news is that there are many ways to increase your productivity without making your life more complicated or noisy. In fact, a few simple and daily changes can help you grow in productivity while decreasing your stress.