How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome: Self-Doubt, Confidence, and Authenticity
Forrest and Dr. Rick explore how to overcome imposter syndrome, the common psychological experience of self-doubt and feeling like a fraud. You'll learn why even very accomplished, capable people experience imposter syndrome, strategies to break free from the cycle of self-doubt, and how to move away from comparison, embrace authenticity, and believe in yourself. Topics include how to build self-confidence, reframe negative self-perceptions, and find support from mentors and allies.
0:00 : Introduction
1:15 : Defining imposter syndrome, and watching out for “construct creep”
9:25 : Where the notion of imposter syndrome originates
11:30 : Stages of development, trust, shame, and belonging
13:50 : Myths around accomplishment, and when we’re actually good enough
16:30 : The typical cycle of imposter syndrome
20:00 : Why people get trapped in this cycle
25:00 : Moving away from comparison
28:10 : Shame about shame, and sharing authentically with others
32:15 : What helps us face our fears
36:35 : Acknowledging what you are not
40:15 : Your locus of control, and how you interpret your experience
49:25 : Mentors, role models, and allies
51:50 : Recap
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