The difference between those who believe they are an imposter and those who do not, is the way they think.
Shifting from this label
1) Engage in positive self-talk (thoughts). If you want to stop feeling like an imposter, then you have to stop thinking like an imposter! When you change the thoughts, you change the feelings. Say to yourself ‘I am confident’, ‘I can do this’, ‘I deserve to be heard’, ‘This, is my moment to shine’.
2) Recognise the moment when you are feeling a bit uncertain, anxious, or scared of doing something new. Maybe you are shifting into a role you have not done before, presenting your work at a conference or have an innovative idea during a meeting. These feeling are natural, realistic and an opportunity to use the edginess of your anxiety and perform at your BEST.
3) Choose to be courageous and find out who YOU really are. Become aware of the amazing strengths, skills, attributes, values, attitudes and beliefs that you have. Learn how to develop a healthy authentic mindset of creativity and curiosity. Our confidence is boosted when we know who we really are and where our strengths lie.
I really enjoyed the course both the online component and the 3-day face-to-face workshop.
“The workshop was just a lot more interactive and there were some good practical exercises that I enjoyed. For example I took away lots of tips on exercises including stillness and active mindfulness – that will help me to implement breaks in my very busy life. I think that’s really important according to what I have been taught to prepare myself for that peak performance state. I thought it only applied to sports but in fact for myself to really think clearly and present the version of myself to the team. I really need to be in that state.”
Thanks for training me to become a confident speaker.
“It has been one of the most valuable knowledge and skills gained through my PhD candidature. I enjoy applying the concepts learned, such as mindfulness practices into academic presentations or all aspects of my life.”
The importance of being in action, not letting resistance and hesitations get in the way.
“It’s given me a lot of tools and information that I can research more and new ways to think and how I can put things into action. Knowing that I have the ability, the resources, and the inner wisdom to do these things with courage, is great. The importance of being in action, not letting resistance and hesitations get in the way, trusting my own gut and my wisdom, the importance of affirmation has been really reinforced for me. Authentic Leadership is not about being a leader as the official title but leading your own life.”