Overcoming The Impostor Syndrome

When it comes to running live events and becoming a trusted speaker I thought it would be a good idea to address one of the biggest issues I find that people face when starting out.

And that issue is feeling a lack of self confidence when presenting or running live events... and suffering from something called The Impostor Syndrome.

Now the definition of The Impostor Syndrome can be explained like this: When we grow and begin new things we occasionally have a little voice inside our head that doesn't always support us.

And quite often this little voice convinces us that we are an impostor in our own life and tries to kill our confidence and it tells us things like:

"I don't have enough certifications." Or, "I don't have enough skills as a presenter. How could I possibly start a business or charge someone to listen to me speak?" Or, "Why would anybody want to actually listen to me on any topic?" Or, "Nobody will ever value what I have to say."

I remember I was watching an interview where Oprah Winfrey was interviewing JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, and they both communicated the fact that there are some days that they both wake up and they actually feel broke.

These are billionaire women, yet they still wake up with impostor syndrome. In fact, Harvard University conducted research where they interviewed people who had made over a million dollars in their business and they discovered that 87% of them still feel like they are an impostor in their own business.

So, if you are feeling this feeling, I am here to tell you, you are definitely not alone. So here's my advice in how to deal with the Impostor Syndrome.

The first thing is just to acknowledge the fact that the voice is sometimes there inside you and it's actually trying to convince you that you are a fraud. So just acknowledge that.

Just acknowledge that's what it's trying to do. The cool thing is what you can actually do with this voice is learn
to fall in love with it

Most people hate this voice that's beating them up, most people try to fight this voice. But the fact is this voice is actually designed to help you to continue evolving and to never stop wanting to educate yourself.

That little voice is like a little coach driving you to want to learn more because the more you learn the more you feel you will be less likely to be deemed an impostor or to feel like a fraud. So it's actually a voice of a coach that's really trying to support but it just uses the wrong sort of angle of doing so.

So what you want to do with this voice is actually communicate with it. And actually befriend it and turn that impostor into your greatest ally. And the way you do that is by asking it a question anytime you hear it. So if it's saying to you, "Look you don't have enough certification." What you want to say back to it is this, "So tell me what would you like me to learn about today?"

If you keep asking your impostor this question you will never ever stop striving to learn more, to educate yourself and to liberate and empower your self so you can actually go on to live the extraordinary life that you deserve.

My advice would be this: Befriend your impostor, turn it into your greatest ally and ask it the right questions and know that it was designed to assist you to never stop learning, to never stop evolving.

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Ben is the Difference-Maker Mentor and Co-founder of Authentic Education. He is exquisite at inspiring people to share their message, make a difference in the world and live abundantly on purpose.

Ben has been featured in media such as the Today Show, Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com, Huffington Post and News.com.au.