What Do I (You) Have To Offer?
Imposter syndrome. It’s a thing, and it can show up no matter how old you are or how long you have been doing something.
It’s come up a lot this week. As I prepare to emcee e3, an amazing event put on by agents, for agents, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with many of the speakers. We’ve been chatting about their talks and how I can best set them up for success with their introductions. These are amazing agents, sharing what they are best at. And yet so many of them mentioned being nervous. Wondering who they are to be speaking in front of their peers.
It happens for me too. Every time I put out a new class or say yes to teaching a workshop, there is a part of me that says, who are you to do this? Who are you to think that this will make a difference?
And yet, I know that it does. I have countless notes from people that have taken my classes and shared what a difference it has made.
Just like each and every one of the agents who speaks at this event will positively impact someone.
Over the years, I’ve learned to lean in when Imposter Syndrome shows up. It’s a sign that I’m pushing myself and growth is always worth it, even if it feels uncomfortable in the moment.
Here are a couple of other tips that seem to help:
- Have a support person. Someone that you can share your feelings with that will support you.
- Lean in. Show up. Resist the urge to hide.
- Know that you are not alone.
- The Universe wants you to succeed and what you have to say matters.
- Your job is to share your message, it’s up to others to decide what do to with it.
Above all else, know that each thing you do is a stepping stone to something else. You never know where your path might lead. Half the fun is saying yes and then seeing what happens!
To your success!
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