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What is imposter syndrome and how can you deal with it as a small business owner with Valerie Lindsey

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Taylor Morton • December 11, 2022

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Do you ever feel like a fraud? Like you’re not really qualified to do what you’re doing and that someone is going to find out sooner or later? If so, then you might be experiencing imposter syndrome. This is a very common phenomenon, especially among small business owners. In this blog post, we will discuss what imposter syndrome is and how you can deal with it. We will also share three tips for limiting its effects on your business.

Imposter syndrome is a feeling of inadequacy, insecurity and self-doubt that can prevent small business owners from achieving their fullest potential. It can cause you to second-guess yourself and your decisions, become paralyzed by fear and avoid taking risks. The imposter syndrome often arises when entrepreneurs compare themselves with others who are more successful or experienced.

Fortunately, imposter syndrome can be managed and even cured with the right tools and strategies. Here are three tips to help you limit imposter syndrome in your small business:

1. Understand Everyone Is At a Different Part In Their Business: It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you look around and see everyone else excelling in their businesses. It’s important to remember that everyone is at different points in their journey, and it’s okay if you don’t measure up right now.

2. Limit Social Media: Social media can be a great way to network with other small business owners and learn new strategies, but it can also be a cause of imposter syndrome if you’re constantly comparing yourself to others. Try limiting your social media use and focus on building up your own skills instead

3. Have a Great Support System: Having the right people in your corner can make all the difference when it comes to imposter syndrome. Find people who will give you honest feedback and support you as you learn, grow and stumble.

If imposter syndrome has been holding you back from reaching your potential as a small business owner, we hope our tips will help to limit its effects. Be sure to listen to this week’s episode featuring Valerie Lindsey for more information on imposter syndrome and how it affects small business owners. Thanks for reading!

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