"It's like self doubt on steroids"
Imposter Syndrome is a term I've heard a lot over time but it wasn't until today that I truly understood its meaning.
It is described as a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud".
Sound familiar? It's a lot more common than you think and can have some very debilitating effects.
Speaking on Dermot and Dave's Mind Yourself Now, Aoife O'Brien, aka The Empowerment Coach, offers advice on how to identify and overcome this "self doubt on steroids".
Aoife teaches us the 'ABC' method:
- A: Acknowledge - See if for what it is
- B: Believe - Give yourself affirmations
- C: Call to Action - Take steps in the right direction
If you would like to learn more/contact Aoife, check out her website empowermentcoaching.ie
Catch the chat in full by pressing the play button on screen.