By Elena Lipson
Imposter syndrome is something I’ve seen plague most women at one time or another, even the most confident ones. I know this firsthand.
Mine creeps in when I’m asked to speak publicly. I’ve always gotten nervous public speaking, so fear is part of it. But sometimes, I hear the voice in the back of my head asking, “Do you really know enough to speak on this topic or be on a panel with these other experts?”
Rationally, I know this doubt is silly. The person who asked me to speak already thinks I’m qualified – that’s why they want me there. But imposter syndrome isn’t rational. And sometimes we don’t even realize we have it.
Here are some indicators that imposter syndrome may be lurking inside of you:
It’s easy to see how imposter syndrome can you hold back and seriously limit your career opportunities. If you need help squashing the imposter syndrome in you, reach out to me and I can help you on your way.
Elena Lipson is the Principal and Founder of Mosaic Growth Partners, a consulting and coaching firm based in Washington, D.C. In her digital coaching program, The Badass Professional Woman’s Code, she gets to the root of the limiting beliefs that are holding you back from being your most confident, badass professional woman. Check out her Context Buster to start breaking up the limiting beliefs and stories that are holding you back.
Originally published at ellevatenetwork.com
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