Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
I’m Jackie Ulmer and today’s Monday Motivation Minute is brought to you by https://StreetSmartWealth.com
I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who hasn’t dealt with imposter syndrome at one time or another.
That feeling like you really aren’t as good as others; not up to par; that you are somehow a fraud.
I have felt it numerous times, even after I became a million dollar earner in network marketing.
Before speaking on stage; when submitting a proposal for a speaking spot; when asked to be interviewed on a podcast, and even launching my academy.
The funny thing is - there is nothing I teach in my academy that can’t be duplicated and that I have not used and monetized. NOTHING.
I have all of the boxes checked to have earned my success.
But, you know what I don’t have? A college degree, and I have allowed that to keep me playing small in my mind too many times. Long ago, I made a decision that my income would always be tied to my level of formal education and therefore it would be impossible for me to make more than about $60,000 a year.
No idea where that number came from.
I was recently offered a nice 6 figure income by a network marketing company who wanted to hire me as their field trainer for distributors. It was flattering and yet even then, I remember thinking - I wonder what they’ll say when they find out I don’t have my degree.
Here is how I have learned to handle those limiting beliefs and feelings of being an imposter.
I keep a journal of nice things people have said about me; awards I have earned; accomplishments I have achieved.
All the way back to singing the solo at my Christmas musical in 3rd grade, and the music teacher hugging me after and telling me how absolutely perfect it was.
I flip through this book when I am feeling unworthy or not enough and I remind myself of all the times I was exactly who and what I needed to be.
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