Is it Really Imposter Syndrome or Something Else?

[Creative Freedom S7E3]

A long-time friend of mine came to visit Nashville not long ago. He paid me a compliment or two, as he often does, and I poo-pooed nearly all of it. Later, when we were at lunch with my family, he turned to my husband and asked: “How does she not see how talented and gifted she is?” My husband shrugged in agreement that I wasn’t owning my gifts and talent, and I certainly wasn’t accepting the compliment. 

Hello, Impostor Syndrome!

What is Imposter Syndrome anyway? Well, it can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. Maybe you’ve felt it, too, but sometimes, Impostor Syndrome is a symptom of something much different. In this week’s episode, I talk a bit about the difference between Imposter Syndrome and what I call the Passed Over Paradox.

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Podcast Show Notes

Inside this episode, we're talking about:

  • What is Imposter Syndrome?
  • The core driver of Imposter Syndrome
  • How Taylor Swift and Michelle Obama deal with Imposter Syndrome
  • How Imposter Syndrome is a 'slippery slope' for cancel culture, bias, and hate
  • Your Imposter Syndrome may actually be a symptom of the Passed Over Paradox
  • The importance of an "Environment of Empowerment"

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