Alison, how do we stop imposter syndrome from getting in the way of success?
Firstly, acknowledge it. Imposter syndrome exists. It's not all in your head. It impacts around 70% of individuals across the globe. So acknowledge that it's a real thing and find a safe space to talk about it. The second part is understanding how imposter syndrome is showing up for you. When was the first time you felt this way? How prevalent is it in your day to day? When is it showing up? Journalling this stuff down or documenting it is a key step to starting to dismantle your journey with imposter syndrome.
Why is imposter syndrome something to take seriously?
Because its impact is so broad, it doesn't discriminate. It's very prevalent and impacts individuals, organisations and profit lines. But it's become, in recent times, a hot topic, great for clicks, but with that, we get a raft of misinformation. I want to highlight that it is very serious, and its impacts are serious, but on the flip side of that, once we understand it, we can dismantle it quickly.