It seems like no matter where I connect with health coaches, most raise their hand high when the topic of imposter syndrome comes up.
In fact, just a few weeks back I had a coach post this in my Health Coach Client Attraction group.
“I am a new health coach. Did you guys suffer from imposter syndrome at the beginning? I am thinking of doing a workshop on the correlation of food and stress but what if the content is not enough? What if a participant asks a question and I don’t know the answer? Any insight is appreciated.”
If you can relate on any level to her feelings of not knowing enough then you’re going to love what we’re sharing on the podcast this week.
3 STEPS TO QUICKLY CURE IMPOSTER SYNDROME
Let’s dive into 3 steps to cure imposter syndrome once and for all:
Step 1: Learn to quickly identify the feelings that cause you to feel like an imposter.
Being able to quickly identify the feelings that cause you to feel inadequate is crucial to shutting down those nasty voices inside your head. Typically, each of us has a very specific voice reel that plays in our head when we feel like we’re not good enough. As soon as you recognize that voice you must turn it around with feelings of positivity. Keep a list close by of people you’ve helped & successes you’ve experienced that you can reference whenever necessary.
Step 2: Identify a support person or group that you can rely on in times of need.
Having a friend, family member or trusted colleague that you can confide in is a must. All of us need a go-to support person in our life. In business, entrepreneurs often join mastermind groups to find support. I’ve always believed that the old saying, “misery loves company” goes deeper than what it appears to say on the surface. I’ve always believed that when two people share a similar experience the potential for extreme healing and growth is usually the outcome. Having a support person that knows what you’re experiencing is the quickest way to banish those feelings of fraud.
Step 3: Become crystal clear on what is fact and what is fiction.
Anytime that you begin to feel like an imposter ask yourself this question, “Do I feel this way because of something I know for a fact or is it coming from a feeling of inadequacy?” When you have strong feelings about something it can feel very real, however, without something factual to back it up it remains just a feeling. Knowing the difference between the two is the best way to break that cycle of negativity.
HOW TO OVERCOME IMPOSTER SYNDROME IN YOUR BUSINESS
In episode 266 of The Wellness Business Podcast, we’re diving into all things overcoming imposter syndrome, (and it’s not as difficult as you may think).
Some believe that this only affects new coaches but as we share more on this topic today, you’ll begin to see that it can become a concern at every level of business.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- 3 steps to quickly cure imposter syndrome no matter what stage of business you’re in
- Our own personal imposter syndrome stories and how we’ve navigated this path through the years, (I promise you’re not alone.)
- A simple one-sentence response that you can use any time you are asked a question by a potential client that you don’t know the answer to, that will leave you feeling in control, (and your would-be client will love this approach as well)
If you’ve ever dealt with imposter syndrome, this is an episode you won’t want to miss.
Links/Resources mentioned on the show:
The Ultimate Health Coach Success Path Blueprint
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