329 Do You Sabotage Yourself through Imposter Syndrome?
This is Anne with your Coaching On The Go.
Do you suffer from Impostor syndrome?
A lot of fears hide in that newly, freshly diagnosed category of people.
I’ll be sitting in a coaching container with hundreds of people, and impostor syndrome comes up so often.
I experienced it one time when sitting in a coaching container and I was coaching.
Part of my thinking was about if they would discover somehow that I’m not as qualified as they think I am.
What if they have a question or an issue that I’m not familiar with and then they discover that I’m not prepared as much to be their coach as they thought I was and everything will crumble?
That’s an example of impostor syndrome.
That’s something that can pop up for you once in a while when you’re going to the next level.
If you have the tools and the techniques to engage with it, you can calm it down and put it to rest.
Old school definitions would probably call this questioning your self-worth or questioning your capability.
But it’s all wrapped up now into a beautiful title called Impostor syndrome, where people experience self-doubt.
They attribute their success to outside sources, outside of themselves.
They take powerful achievements they have and they downplay those.
They fear that someone’s going to find them out and everything’s going to collapse.
They compare themselves to others.
They set unrealistically high standards for themselves and they go to meet or exceed those standards.
It causes them to overwork.
They have a hard time accepting praise, of course, because they’re blocking it.
They’re blocking it with all these other things I just mentioned.
To top it all off, they tend to set unrealistic standards and expectations for themselves.
They fear making a mistake and not achieving those high expectations and they end up with perfectionism.
Do you have any of these characteristics?
It doesn’t mean you have impostor syndrome.
If you have them all lumped together, it’s just another title for the resistance that keeps you from really seeing how powerful you are and stepping into it.
It’s a questioning of your capability.
It’s not a mental health condition, but it can have a significant impact on your well-being and your professional ability to achieve.
So you’re looking to step into the next level of your business or to launch this magnificent idea you’ve had for decades.
If you’re showing this self-doubt and all these other characteristics that are weighing themselves on the way you think, the way you talk, and the way you send out energy through your emotions, you’re going to be communicating with the collaborative, responsive, creative field, that God-force, with the energy of skepticism, lacking worthiness and confidence.
What do you think you’re going to receive when you do that?
The biggest, most important point that I work to make with you in my coaching right now, is that the energy you give off through your emotions, your words, and your thinking, is what you’re communicating with to the universe.
That’s where we get our hunches and our next steps.
We don’t just get that internally.
We get that from being a cooperative, collaborative component with the universe.
If you’re sending out some wonky signals, signals of self-doubt, signals of skepticism, you’re not going to be getting the hunches for a powerful creator.
You’re going to be getting the kinds of thoughts and ideas and hunches that are coming to someone who’s confused.
You are a high-level creator, and you owe it to yourself to get your vibrational signals organized so that you can collaborate on the highest level with Creation.
Sending you love.