Reframe the Imposter Syndrome

SmikleSpeaks by Joanne L. Smikle, PhD

Episode notes

I know it’s a popular concept, the imposter syndrome. And I’m sure it’s a real thing. Psychology Today and a billion other publications have articles on it. They say it’s when we feel undeserving of our achievements, of our success, of our promotions.

Frankly, I don’t like the language “imposter syndrome.” It focuses on deficits and doesn’t address the real issue. And that issue is a lack of confidence. In this podcast we’re going to change the language and imagery that we use. We’re going to extricate imposter syndrome from our vocabulary and, most importantly, from our mindset. We’re going to talk about how we build confidence.

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