What You'll Discover In This Episode:
Ever feel like a fake or fraud as a business owner? I have. I’m not, of course, a fake or fraud, but I’ve had those feelings. I’ve had to confront those issues with my mindset from time to time, especially early on in my entrepreneurial journey.
Possibly like you, I’ve sometimes had to work through a lack of confidence, feeling insecure, and low self-esteem despite my accomplishments. Those negative feelings are widely experienced among small business owners, many of whom constantly feel like they’re just waiting for the other shoe to drop and everyone will figure out they have no idea what they’re doing (even though they do!)
Does that resonate with you? If so, you might be suffering from imposter syndrome which disables you from internalizing your accomplishments. If left unchecked, imposter syndrome can hold you back from your full potential as a leader and business owner.
In this episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I sit down with former social worker and therapist and now best-selling author, Melody Wilding, to discuss imposter syndrome and the many ways to break free from it so you can find the confidence to lead and run your business effectively and live up to your full potential!
Episode Links & Resources:
Melody Wilding is the best-selling author of Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work. Named one of Business Insider’s Most Innovative Coaches for her groundbreaking work on “Sensitive Strivers”, her clients include CEOs, C-level executives, and managers at top Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Amazon, and JP Morgan, among others. Melody has been featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and is a contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Psychology Today, and Forbes. Melody is a licensed social worker with a masters from Columbia University and a professor of Human Behavior at Hunter College in New York City.