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Imposter Syndrome

im fucking liviing this space, never known anything like it - and i lack ppl to geek out to about my job so sorry for being everywhere in here.


this week i have been pretty much on podcasts - binging on opinion and i'm on one now about imposter syndrome (doubting that you should be in your position,


have my own experiences with this but wondered f anyone had anything to share about this whole thing? we are all clearly ambitious, ever felt like an imposter?


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sahil
Notable Contributor
+15
Deepak Chopra of Sales
If you don't have imposter syndrome, you're likely terrible at your job.Β 

Google: Dunning-Krueger effectΒ 
fr
fred
Valued Contributor
+4
salesperson
on it now.....
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Definitely have and made the mistake of trying to make up for it by being overly eager, ambitious, enthusiastic and excited... People can see through that.

Your shortcomings are much more evident to yourself than anyone else. Just try to remember that.

You will eventually get passed it.
Jferg
Fire Starter
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Director of Sales
It takes time to build your confidence. I’ve been in sales +20 years and only started doing podcasts and speaking during the pandemic. Owning what you know to be true and not doubting when there are so many people with contradicting opinions. It takes courage to step out and be seen. Embrace that. The more you do it the easier it will become. You know what you know, your own unique experiences have value to those who haven’t had them.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Embrace yourself in your authenticity. You are ambitious and amazing. Having this confidence helps you stop comparing yourself to others. You will overcome this 🦊
YoungGoat
Opinionated
+2
Surgical Technology Specialist
I think we all have our battles with imposter syndrome on a fairly regular basis. I got a lot of good information for how to deal with it via the Jordan Harbinger Show podcast. He discusses imposter syndrome fairly regularly
YoungGoat
Opinionated
+2
Surgical Technology Specialist
Just came across this article on the hidden benefits of imposter syndrome


https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210315-the-hidden-upside-of-imposter-syndrome


SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
thanks for posting this, I do share this feeling even though I want to be promoted this constant nagging that oh just do what you do the management ain't for you. I take it one step at the time and being remote does help me collect my thoughts.Β 
TCV4Life
Major Accts
Regardless of my numbers and I am the numba one stunna, I feel like I am the worst rep in my org. I use it to my advantage to push harder than others and it plays well with my self deprecating humor.Β 
amyhyoung
Politicker
+5
VP Operations
Yes definitely. Every new role I've been in, I've had imposter syndrome. I remind myself that 'there's a reason why I'm here' or 'there's a reason why I have a seat at this table', and that it's okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from it and don't beat yourself up too much about it.Β 

Also studies have shown more women have imposter syndrome (something like 75% of women business leaders have experienced it and put more pressure on themselves to succeed).Β 

Keep believing in yourself and staying confident!Β 
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