Ann Handley posted a question on her Facebook feed, “So who *doesn’t* feel like they have Imposter Syndrome? (Or hasn’t at some point.)” What transpired was a barrage of other influencers identifying with the struggle.
On this show, joined by my twin brother Marcus Nelson, we offer refreshingly candid discussion around our personal journeys with imposter syndrome, how it’s both normal and necessary.
Ann Handley is the author of Wall Street Journal’s bestseller Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content (September 2014, Wiley) and co-author of the best-selling book on content marketing, Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business (2011, Wiley). She is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs; a columnist for Entrepreneur magazine; a LinkedIn Influencer; a keynote speaker, mom, and fantastic writer.
In This Episode, You’ll Discover:
- How professional setbacks create emotional challenges in future successes
- Overcoming the tendencies of introversion
- The vulnerable feeling of putting yourself out there
- Many of the internal questions we ask ourselves
- How the feelings of “imposter syndrome” can be used positively, for motivation
- Understanding that sometimes you need others to believe in you
- The paradox of our inert desire to feel known
- How some measure of imposter syndrome makes you normal
- Surrounding yourself with people that make you feel safe, find your squad
- Being careful with who you share with
- The need to identify with those who share your struggle, “me too!”
- The power of the words, “I believe in you”
- Putting too much pressure on yourself
- The discovery that you’re “not alone”
- Our deepest fear by Marianne Williamson
- When something scares you, it’s often the very thing worth doing
- and much more!
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
Ann’s latest book: Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content
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