BECOME THE EXPERT
I am currently experiencing symptoms of imposter syndrome. If you do not know what imposter syndrome is, it is, by definition: is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud."
Symptoms include but are not limited to:
- The need to be special or the best
- Fear of failure
- Denial of ability and discounting praise
- Feeling fear and guilt about success
I recently had a chat with MY coach (yes, coaches need coaches!), and in our initial chat she pointed out that this "imposter syndrome" was laying under my surface & was going unnoticed by me because of my natural confidence & need to feel like I have it all together.
NEAT. HOW ARE YOU SEEING MY SOUL? She is saw it, because I gave her the full on truth behind my imposter driven reality. And I am going to give it to you now.
I have believed that since I do not have a business degree, or have built a million dollar business (yet), that I do not have the expertise to help people build their businesses.
If one of my clients came to me and told me this was her struggle, I would have said, "well, thats a limiting belief that we need to break through" & then we would go through the necessary steps to eradicate it from their reality. But for 2+ years I let that reality hold me back. I learned how to release these types of things that hold a person back & for whatever reason decided to hold on to that one, as if it would serve me in someway. Make me more relatable or special.
I tell you this, because maybe, just maybe you are felling similarly. You don't have tens of thousands of social media followers (yet), you don't have a 6 figure business behind you (yet), you don't take yourself seriously because you have an idea of what an "expert" looks like & you don't see her in the mirror right now... am I wrong?
So what is an "expert"? If we are looking at the definition (I LOVE my definitions) an expert is: "a person with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience, or occupation and in a particular area of study."
Well damn. Research, experience or occupation all create expertise. So what do we need to do to become an expert in the things we want to do? GET TO DAMN WERK!! That's what!
Maybe, join me spending less time worrying about what expertise you don't currently have & start becoming the expert by putting in the continued education, experience & WORK! If you aren't sure what you want to do yet? That's okay too! Try things on, see how they make you feel. The more you do, the more you become!
Bizness Tip Tuesday:
BECOME THE EXPERT BY DOING, LEARNING & APPLYING
aka get to werk . keep slayin BB!