Motor City Hypnotist Podcast with David Wright – Episode 33 Imposter Syndrome

but damnit, I can do this. And you know what? Its pushed me, it made me doubt myself at times, but the reward is seeing my hard work and true effort paying off. The proud feeling I get when I now look at the finished products isn’t because I had the money to pay someone. It’s because I utilized my brain, my creativity and my persistent nature and I made it happen. The gratification of looking at it now is such much sweeter then if I would of had someone build it. I want you all to feel that. I call that a breadcrumb to confidence. Gaining that true internal confidence doesn’t just appear overnight. Life gives you breadcrumbs, little victories that compound over time, slowly building confidence from within. Take these challenges are opportunities to realize your true capabilities. If you recognize that imposter syndrome often gets in your way, thats a big step towards progress. That means you recognize it’s a problem, which also means you can work to move past those feelings. The comparison trap often folds into this equation because during this time in our life, where our successes and failures are just out there for the world to see, we are often comparing our work, our products/services/etc. to others in our field and thinking to ourselves “oh shit mine isn’t that good.” Guess what? What you have to offer is different than her. There are probably 1 million bloggers, podcasters, influencers out there.. but what content I put out there is different and its 100% authentic to me. The online business space is becoming pretty crowded but every single freaking person has a different talent, ability, idea and conversation to bring to the table so don’t ever discount what you have to give because nobody can take that away from you. One thing I learned that might even be controversial is taking someone else’s idea and improving upon it to make it your own. Do you think Starbucks was the first company to come up with a coffee shop? Heck no. They did not invent the concept, they just took the idea and flipped it totally on its head and made it their own and turned it into a billion dollar business. Also stop fighting your feelings. Embrace them, cry it out, suck it up and move on. Acknowledge they are there and let them fuel your fire. Allow those feelings to motivate you to push yourself even more. No matter how much you feel like you don’t belong, keep going and refuse to stop. Not by anybody or anything. And finally remember that if you are feeling like an imposter or start think is what i’m doing isn’t good enough, it means you are getting into the game enough to recognize you are a player. You are putting yourself out there which is more than most people do and you are challenging yourself to level up. So keep on pushing yourself! Free Hypnosis for Confidence Download NEXT EPISODE: Q & A Change your thinking, change your life! Laugh hard, run fast, be kind. David R. Wright MA, LPC, CHT The Motor City Hypnotist