The One About Imposter Syndrome

I’ve started reading The Imposter Cure by Dr J Hibberd today. It starts with this declaration, which I’m going to blog rather than write. I’ll also chart my progress through the tasks here.

I, Sue, commit to reading and trying out every strategy in the book. I will give this a proper chance; I will talk about imposter syndrome and reflect on everything I learn.

My top three hopes for the book are:

1. Practical ideas to challenge my self-perception

2. More than the #IAmRemarkable course offered.

3. A better perception of my own capabilities.

Chapter 1:

I suspect Super is my key type. I’m definitely always switched on and doing, I don’t enjoy downtime. The Natural Genius type rings some bells too – perseverance isn’t my thing!And the knowledge-seeking procrastination of the Expert type. The impact of these traits is busy-ness, but not actually achieving much… while also judging success by what I have managed to achieve…. a proper downward spiral 🌀

Chapter 2:

No task this time! A useful reminder though that imposter syndrome is a response to fear, and everyone has it to some degree. Recognising it reduces its power over us.

Chapter 3:

A more personal chapter, looking at how early experiences and childhood impact us. I definitely can relate to the “first in the family” ideas expressed. It’s been a really thought-provoking chapter to look back at my own childhood but also to reflect on what I do as a parent now, and how that might influence my children’s futures… definitely an area I’d like to learn more about to give them the best early experiences in identifying and owning their successes.

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