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3 Tips To Help You Defeat Imposter Syndrome

Written by: Abbey Dyer-Amonette, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

When you think of imposter syndrome, what's the first thing that comes to mind?


You probably think of Imposter Syndrome generally, around feeling unprepared or like a fraud at work even with years of experience. Or possibly even like a failure in school.


I had often seen it play out in the career arena, especially for women in business. No matter how hard we tried or how much knowledge we had, it always seemed like it wasn’t enough to be an expert.


This can strike us in many different areas of our lives.

We are much more than our business results or our grades. Did you know you can feel like an imposter anywhere?


We can experience Imposter Syndrome in our everyday life when we:

  • Feel like we can’t have friends over because we can’t keep the house clean enough.

  • Avoid spending time with others because we’re sure they don’t really like us despite every interaction that says otherwise.

  • We don't date because we can't find a 'perfect' enough person to date.

  • We are buried under home projects because we’re trying too hard to overachieve on every single level of our lives.

These are only a few examples. You’ve probably already thought of several others.


If Imposter Syndrome is bothering you at home, how can you best defeat it?


Listen To Your Friends

I bet you’ve probably got someone in your life who’s already given you a compliment. Think very specifically about what they’ve said. What strength(s) did that compliment uncover? Look for the facts in their statement.


Forget the Joneses

Trying to keep up with the neighbors and doing an entire home renovation that is eating you alive? Forget it. There's no reason why you need to make your life match anyone else's. Create the home which suits YOU best.


Be Brave

Sometimes Imposter Syndrome will hold us back to the point where we're not trying new things or even doing the things we already like to do. This is because the imposter is always ready to predict your failure. You defeat this by getting out and doing new things. Pursue an old interest. Take a class. Go somewhere you’ve never been. The key here is joy. In your personal life, don’t let this keep you from your dreams.


Imposter Syndrome is difficult in all circumstances. It can be felt in business, education or in your personal life. Use these tips to help you defeat that voice of doubt and reach for all the joy you deserve.


Grab my One Minute Affirmations Workbook for FREE!

One additional way to fight that Imposter Syndrome can be through positive affirmations. I am sharing my workbook for my most successful affirmations and instructions for writing your own. These can be implemented in as little as one minute per day.


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Abbey Dyer-Amonette, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Abbey Dyer-Amonette is an Entrepreneur and Success Strategist. After several traumatic life experiences left her with self-doubt and anger, she found purpose and positivity by creating strategies to develop and maintain a success mindset. She is dedicated to helping others move past blocks and limiting beliefs, to create a life and business that lights them up. Dyer-Amonette has been a corporate leader for 20+ years, coaching and mentoring leaders with a Fortune 100 company. She also has a handmade product business that creates leather goods and jewelry inspired by nature.

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