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Imposter Syndrome

You're A Fraud, And You Know It! Imposter Syndrome: The Plague For Successful People

Stephan Spencer | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Stephan Spencer

Your heart nearly leapt out of your chest when you got the news. You've been accepted into an elite doctorate program, or you're being offered a pres...

5 Ways To Banish The Belief That You're Not Good Enough

Amy Morin | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

If you've ever felt like you aren't good enough, you're not alone. However, if you're not careful, those feelings can keep you from reaching your greatest potential. The good news is that you can take steps to change your outlook so you can embrace your accomplishments.

The hardest part in being an impact entrepreneur, is not business model, nor money

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Solene Pignet I have been a strategy consultant for impact entrepreneurs and changemakers since 2014. I have consulted with over 100 value-driv...

Hillary Clinton, Melissa Harris-Perry and the Opposite of Imposter Syndrome

Anna Kegler | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
Anna Kegler

While we're so busy focusing on what women should and should not do, there's a big problem going undiagnosed: entitlement syndrome. The opposite of imposter syndrome, entitlement syndrome is the problem of overconfident, mediocre white men.

3 Ways to Break Through the Impostor Syndrome and Fulfill Your Dream

Berni Xiong | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Berni Xiong

If you're ready to break through the impostor syndrome and fulfill your dream, there's no better time to get started than now. Redefine success before it defines you. Find your silver lining stories and share them with the world. No matter what, keep it real. The world awaits you.

5 Proven Steps To Conquer Self Doubt

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on and is part of Quiet Revolution's Grumpy Introvert series. Visit to read more from the Grumpy...

Is Imposter Syndrome Holding you Back? (Part 2)

Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Roxanne Hobbs

In 'Is Imposter Syndrome Holding you Back? (Part 1)' I shed some light on what is meant by Imposter Syndrome. Now I discuss how you can be aware of th...

Can You Fake It Until You Make It?

Debra Carnes | Posted 02.29.2016 | Women
Debra Carnes

I can count beyond both hands when I've experienced the imposter angst. And being totally honest, I still experience those pangs in certain situations where I feel like a total fake, just minutes from having the truth exposed. But, it's time to make a change and put any fear or doubts behind us.

Is Imposter Syndrome Holding You Back? (Part 1)

Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Roxanne Hobbs

Do you sometimes doubt your abilities and worry that you are not good enough? Do you feel inadequate even though what you have achieved suggests otherwise? If so then you could well be suffering from Imposter Syndrome.

Why Progressive Leaders Feel Like Imposters

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

I once coached the leader of a progressive political organization about his tendency to micromanage everyone around him to the point that he procrastinated in developing a vision for his organization and in making bigger decisions about strategy.

What A Patsy Cline Tribute Singer Reminded Me About Imposter Syndrome

Christine Stoddard | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Christine Stoddard

On a recent day ablaze with the brilliant foliage of a Shenandoah autumn, I found myself in Granny's Restaurant, a honky tonk bar in Winchester, Virginia.

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

One of the biggest sources of that doubt about women's abilities comes from women themselves. The next time you shy away from a promotion or an opportunity in favor of sticking with what you know or what you've been told you're good at, reconsider. Knowing what works can be comfortable. It can also be an easy way to go nowhere.

Heading to College? Let's Make Sure You Graduate

Angel B. Pérez, PhD | Posted 08.05.2015 | College
Angel B. Pérez, PhD

A huge migration is about to begin. In a few week's time, like so many eager, young, stumbling wildebeest, thousands of you are about to head off into a new chapter and begin your college careers.

Your Toughest Career Questions Answered

Danielle Prager | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women
Danielle Prager

When it comes to the latest marketing trends or figuring out which designer decided flared pants should make a come back, Google always delivers. When it comes to solving my most frustrating career challenges, not so much. This is why I decided to take a more "old school" approach -- I asked a real life person, whose career and personal choices I admire and value for their advice.

When You Feel Like A Fraud, Faker Or Impostor

Abiola Abrams | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Abiola Abrams

My coaching clients are what I call Big Vision Women. These are women who are making a tremendous impact in the world, and they seem to have everything -- except what they really want.

Overcoming Intimidation at Oxford

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Elodie Cheesman

we all start from different stages of skill and knowledge, and have different priorities and aims. We're all running different races, and to use others as a yardstick for individual success would be as fruitless as comparing how well I can construct an analogy to how fast you can eat hot dogs.

Fake It 'Til You Make It: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Brett Murphy Hunt

As women grow up, society tumbles us and shapes us. We are supposed to be thin, but not too thin; smart, but not too smart; maternal, but sexy. Impostor syndrome is the result. You end up feeling that you don't, actually, belong anywhere. The first step to remedying this issue is recognizing it.

4 Slam-Dunk Strategies to Boost Your Confidence

Carol Egan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Hands-down, I am fully confident that these real-deal, no icing-on-a-mud-pie strategies will boost your confidence in a lasting ways when practiced daily. Flex your confidence muscles and claim your big life now!

What 'The Daily Show''s Jessica Williams Can Teach People With Impostor Syndrome

Dr. Valerie Young | Posted 05.05.2015 | TV
Dr. Valerie Young

I believe everyone has a powerful inner desire to succeed. And given where she sits at just 25 years old, Jessica Williams would seem to be no exception.

Some Small Truths About Brian Williams' Big Lie

Michael J. Formica | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

While Mr. Williams' didn't really do anything differently than what we apparently all do every day, his cultural standing amplifies his indiscretion, making his actions seemingly all the more egregious.

Inside the Fears of a Go-Getter Girl

Shinjini Das | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

Captivating. Engaging. Riveting. A go-getter girl captures our imaginations, spirits, hearts, and minds. She was born to rule the universe and reign in her own quintessential style.

Impostor Syndrome: How to Feel Confident When You're Out of Your League

Jenn Lederer | Posted 01.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jenn Lederer

* You're the newest hire on the team...and you're getting the biggest pay check. * You've been hired to speak at a seriously high-powered event. * Y...

How To Kick The Feeling That You're Not Good Enough

Susie Wolbe | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Facing impostor feelings can be challenging, but speaking with mentors, recognizing your personal expertise, using strategies to replace current negative habits with more positive, beneficial patterns will bring you to a more optimistic experience so you can enjoy your well-earned successes.

Why You Need to Brag More and 3 Ways to Do It

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Taking accountability for yourself and your work means accepting the good along with the bad. If you own up to your mistakes, why shouldn't you own up to your victories? Here's how to start getting over the fear of healthy self-promotion.

Tough Love: The Choices Successful Women Need to Make

Debra Walton | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Debra Walton

If you never get that "impostor" feeling, you are not trying hard enough. And believe me, your boss has had that feeling at some point in his or her career, likely more than once.