How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2019

A topic that comes up a lot for our coaches and coaches-in-training is the concept of imposter syndrome. It’s when you feel insecure about being an “expert” on something and have the mentality of, “Who am I to coach clients in this??” (Or some other variation of this, depending on the type of work you do.)

First, it’s important to remember that we all start somewhere. Even if you’re not the Oprah of wellness coaching, you still have a lot to offer. Coaches will often get down on themselves because they occasionally still struggle with some of the issues and behaviors that they coach on, but the truth is that we all do. It’s part of being a perfectly imperfect human. It’s your struggle, journey, and perseverance that is going to resonate with your community above all else.

An intention founded in love and a desire to help others is enough. Know that you are worthy of the work that you want to do and the dreams that you want to chase, just because. There doesn’t need to be a reason for your worthiness. We are all innately worthy.

Remember that you are here for a reason. The goals, passions, and desires that you have – they were given to you for a reason. Those are the things that you are capable of if you get out of your own way and stop letting your fear and worthiness wounds sabotage your progress.

No one is perfect. We are all just doing the best that we can at any given moment with everything that we have at our disposal. So own your truth and your mission. Make sure that you are real with your clients and followers. The whole “highlights reel” thing is a load of BS that does a massive disservice to your community. Own your story and your circumstances, especially the struggles, because those are the things that will resonate most with people and allow you to have a bigger impact.