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You know how you feel when you get a new project or a whole lot more responsibility and suddenly you feel you’re in the wrong job? It’s as if you have to step into someone else’s shoes every day as your own just aren’t good enough.We all get it – men and women.  Someone says something, or you attend a meeting and it all goes over your head and suddenly you feel like a right idiot, in completely the wrong place and company and in no way worthy of the post.You’re not alone – that feeling is Imposter Syndrome.

  1. Break the silence, knowing there is a name for how you’re feeling and knowing there are a lot of people out there just like you is the first step to dealing with imposter syndrome.
  2. Hit that realization button, just because you feel stupid doesn’t mean you are. This feeling happens to the best of us.
  3. Being different is okay, just because you’re one of the few women or men at your office or you’re part of the minority isn’t a problem. Its okay to feel like an outsider sometimes.
  4. Don’t obsess over perfection, do your best at every given task and strive to be a better version of yourself. Also learn to forgive yourself for mistakes and just carry on.
  5. Not everyone knows the answers, everyone who started something or is great at something felt off base at the beginning, so just do your best, you’re on the right track.
  6. For every victory you should reward yourself, it’s okay to give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.
  7. Put yourself out there, be courageous and confident enough to try out a new skill or apply for a new job.

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