How to Conquer Imposter Syndrome

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We’ve all felt it – that lingering worry that our skill set isn’t strong enough, perhaps our presentation wasn’t sharp enough, or we don’t deserve our title/salary/fill in the blank bull$hit.

Facing imposter syndrome head-on is a helpful exercise to let go of that nagging weight that’s stopping us from reaching our full potential.

I reached out to some amazing women whom I admire to help us all do a bit of perspective setting. Here’s what they had to say:

“Discover who you are and what really matters and do that, i.e., live your #purpose.” Patrice Tanaka (@sambagal)

“Surround yourself w/ folks who know you, love you, & will incessantly remind you of your strengths.” Christy O’Shoney (@christyoshoney)

“Don’t get psyched out about what other people are doing.” Shonali Burke (@Shonali)

“Everyone has it. That said: don’t let the inner voice win. Stuff it down and believe in you. Fake it til you feel it.” Tammy Gordon (@Tammy)

“You have to just keep at it. Don’t listen to voice in your head.” Gini Dietrich (@ginidietrich)

What is YOUR best advice for fighting imposter syndrome?

About Elise Perkins

Elise Perkins founded ep communications in 2014 after seven years of working for trade associations and think tanks. Today she focuses on building brands for businesses and people, using a savvy mix of content and influencer strategies. She sits on the board of Washington Women in Public Relations.

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