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Do you have Impostor syndrome? Is it holding you back from reaching your full potential?

Have you ever been awake in the middle of the night, worrying that everyone else has got their act together and that you are the only one secretly scared that ‘they’ will find out you are not good enough?

Impostor Syndrome happens when someone who is normally confident and successful convinces themselves they actually aren’t good enough, and fears they will be ‘found out’ as a fraud or not as good as they ‘should’ be – despite external evidence that they are doing well. 

Have you ever?

  • Not spoken up with your ideas or kept quiet when you knew you had the answers.

  • Turned down opportunities you secretly wanted.

  • Avoided important projects until the last minute and relied on ‘deadline adrenalin’ to push yourself through.

  • Not taken credit for your success, putting it down to luck or claimed it was a team effort

  • Not asked for the pay rise you knew I had earned.

  • Been awake in the middle of the night, worrying that everyone else has got their act together and that you are the only one secretly scared that ‘they’ will find out you are not good enough?