21 Proven Ways To Overcome Impostor Syndrome

I’m a fraud and everyone is about to find out.

I feel that every time I am about to share something.  Like I am a fraud and the whole world is going to find me out.

The first problem of any kind of even limited success is the unshakable conviction that you are getting away with something, and that any moment now they will discover you. It’s Impostor Syndrome, something my wife Amanda christened the Fraud Police.” – Neil Gaiman

Part of the twisted arrogance that causes impostor syndrome is the (usually unconscious) belief that you have extreme powers that the world couldn’t handle. Or maybe it’s just that you think you are a freak. You certainly have the ability to offer the world something that nobody else can… but really it’s not that wild! You are not nearly as much of a freak as you think you are. Again, come off it, you’re just not that special…

Originally posted in Startup Bros and written by Kyle Eschenroeder the half of a successful duo about entrepreneurship for beginners. A must read. Their site is full of helpful tips about starting your own business online.



2 thoughts on “21 Proven Ways To Overcome Impostor Syndrome”

  1. I think this is a common feeling, especially among writers. How did I fool these people into thinking I have something worthwhile to say? When will they find me out?

    I was going to compose a lovely poem on the topic, but then I read your latest post and decided against it. 🙂


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