A reminder on imposter syndrome

If you’re sharing creative work, starting a new role, working with a new client or leading a new project, chances are you’ll feel like an imposter.

That’s because you’re doing something you’ve never done before and so, by definition, you are an imposter.

This means that everyone we’ve ever admired is also an imposter.

The reminder, then, is to actively choose to dance with our imposter by:

  1. noticing this feeling and giving it a voice
  2. showing up anyway and giving ourselves a voice.

I call this dance the imposter two-step.

Originally published at https://noodlescratchers.com on November 15, 2020.

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Peter Shepherd

Pete is the Founder and Director of Human Periscope: helping others see things they can‘t by asking questions others aren’t. https://humanperiscope.com/