12/08/2011 06:28 pm ET | Updated Dec 08, 2011

How To Stop Feeling Like An Impostor

The "impostor" syndrome - feelings of self-doubt, that you've flown under the radar or somehow "fooled them" - plagues more successful women than men, says Dr. Valerie Young, author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women. She offers tips to break free of it and own your success.

Redefine Competent

Competence doesn't mean having all the answers, says Young. "Tell yourself: I may not know how to do everything, but I’m smart enough to ask for help."

Don't Wait For Permission
If you got in the room, you belong there. Don't wait for permission to take a seat at the table. Just sit down.

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