Posts tagged imposter syndrome
What Strategy Can You Employ to Battle Imposter Syndrome?

I’m going to put on my Career Development Coach hat for a second.

When I worked with one of my HVAC students, I made sure that he was fully prepared to rock his interview. This meant that I would conduct a mock interview with him. My students were expected to dress for the mock interview and come prepared as if it were the real thing.

I was super serious about it, too. I asked them difficult questions that tripped them up and judged every single aspect of the experience. Afterwards, I gave them extensive feedback on how they did. If they completely bombed it, we re-scheduled the interview as many times as they needed. No student of mine was gonna be going into a real interview looking a fool. Not on my watch, boo.

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If Your Dreams Were to Come True Today

LaTisha’s Answer: Nope. Not at all.

Believe it or not, I am a huge worrier and I hate it. Worry is a sign that fear and self-doubt have highjacked my brain. While I honor my fear and its desire to keep me safe, I really should be focusing on my track record of blessings and how God has always shown up and shown out for me, over and over again. I look over at Lyric, who is going to town in her jumper, and I remember how she was a prayer I prayed for over 4 years. She’s here now.

I know this.

However, I waste precious brain power contemplating the worst case scenario over and over and over again. I focus on my defeat and imminent doom, instead of getting to work. By the time I switch over to thinking about what I do want to happen and get to work creating it, I am drained and I just want to feel sorry for myself and do nothing.

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