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Have you had a case of Imposter Syndrome?

Updated: Oct 12, 2021

"Imposter Syndrome refers to an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be".

I went through this not long ago, when I felt like the whole world was on my shoulders. I was about to launch my new Life Coaching business, and my youngest son fell off the monkey bars and did a great job of breaking two bones.

As a mother, you can imagine that everything came to a halt, and the doctor's visits began, waiting hours and hours for a 10 min consultation. I then realised I did not have an independent 8-year-old anymore. It felt like I had a two-year-old again, as I became his functioning right arm. On top of all this, everything else needed to be done to run a household.

Regardless of the stress around this situation, I went ahead and launched my business, and the Imposter syndrome decided to show its face, and negative self-talk crept in.

There are a few things during this chaotic time in my life where I could have made different choices and reacted differently to situations. We experience these moments when we try and juggle so many things, and it all just becomes too much. Working with my mentor and coaching myself, I realised that these are all old behaviours of "perfectionism" creeping back in. However, there is no such thing as perfectionism, and I just needed to change this thought pattern. I changed the chaotic image to create a new & better behavioural outcome. We are all a work in progress, and I am constantly working on myself to be the best that I can be, and so can you.

Write to me and tell me when you have felt like you were an impostor? What did you do to overcome this? What can you do to overcome this?

"You don't have to attain perfectionism or mastery to be worthy of the success you've achieved" - Margie Warrel

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