Ever Hear of a Little Thing Called Imposter Syndrome?! 🙋‍♀️

Nov 09, 2023
Imposter Syndrome

I want to tell you a little story:  Have you ever heard of imposter syndrome?  🙋‍♀️

Let’s take a woman without a college degree and a GED for a high school diploma and put her in a quickly formed leadership role with people way more educated all around her. Yeah, talk about imposter syndrome.

When I started my business, the goal was to make $300-$500 a month to help with the rising cost of well, everything. I secretly dreamt of paying our mortgage and taking that pressure and stress off of my husband’s shoulders. But negative thoughts told me something like that’s not possible for someone like me. When my first paycheck arrived (it was actually paper back then) it was more than I anticipated. So I thought, hmm, well if I can make this, what else can I make?! So I started offering more and more people the opportunity to make income too.

Suddenly, I had a growing team. I remember this beginning of building my business and looking around thinking how in the world can I lead people? It was one thing to recruit, but how am I qualified to help these people get where they want to go. Heck that was a lot of pressure. I didn’t want to let them down, they had dreams and goals, and they were relying on me to help them get there. And without a mentor to guide me, it was up to me. 

I had a choice, I could drown in the fear and the self-doubt and stay stuck at a $1,000 business forever, or I could make a choice to become more. To step out of the self-doubt, fear, comfort zone, that my brain so comfortably wanted me in, and choose to pour into myself, with books and podcasts, as well as make my own failures and experiences to learn from. 

I remember looking right and looking left and thinking I’m not good enough to be a leader, so I’ll just do exactly what they’re doing and hope no one sees me for the fraud I am. Around 18 months of feeling like this, I remember having a conversation with a director on my team. Someone who wanted to goal set, and renew her focus. As I stepped into that conversation, I realized, I no longer had to pretend to be someone else. I could actually help her. What I had to say mattered and served her well. I had stepped over the hump of staying where the enemy wants us: stuck, and in fear with spiraling negative thought patterns.

Of course all of those things want to creep into my mind daily, but I’ve learned to recognize them for what they are, lies.

My friend, you can too. If you’ll follow along, I’ll be sharing more tools to on how to do exactly that. I want abundance for you. God wants you to thrive, He wants you to reach your full potential and your purpose. He doesn’t want you to feel stuck with the weight of “is this all there is?l

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