411: 7 Perfectly Good Reasons You Suffer from Imposture Syndrome with Dr. Valerie Young, Author & Speaker
Millions of people secretly worry they're not as intelligent or capable as others think they are. It’s called impostor syndrome. And it hurts individuals -- and the bottom line.
Today’s guest is Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally-known expert on impostor syndrome and author of award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown Business/Random House), now available in six languages.
She has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, and Japan at such organizations as Google, NASA, Chrysler, Boeing, YUM!, Facebook, Merck, National Cancer Institute, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, to name a few. She provide clients with the information, insight, and tools needed to understand and address impostor syndrome in individuals and the organization.
Her career-related tips have been cited in dozens of business and popular publications around the world and she’s been interviewed on countless programs including the BBC, Minnesota Public Radio, and Yahoo Finance. She believes that “everyone loses when bright people play small.”
In this episode, Dr. Valerie and Dr. Cindra discuss
- What is the imposture syndrome, anyway?
- 7 perfectly good reasons you feel like an imposture including that you were raised by a human!
- How stereotypes matter related to the imposture syndrome,
- Practical tools to use when you feel like an imposture,
- And what luck, timing, connections and personality have to do with success.
Quotes of the Week:
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Confident people aren’t any more intelligent, capable, or talented than the rest of us. Instead they think differently about 3 things: Competence, Failure/Mistakes/Criticism, and Fear.” Valerie Young