Nov 23, 2019
High achieving, highly successful people often suffer from imposter syndrome. It doesn’t equate with low self-esteem or a lack of self-confidence. ‘Imposters’ suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of competence. Some researchers have linked it with perfectionism, especially in women. We tend to not internalize our accomplishments, however successful we are in our field.
At one point, imposter syndrome kicked in so strongly that I had to remove my social media apps from my phone. That curated Instagram life really can be falsified and I was sucked into it. I deleted all the pictures from my phone of the times I happily ate out at nice restaurants. I share other tips that help me to beat imposter syndrome. I had to remind myself what it felt like to struggle and get back down to basics. It got to a point where I was tired of trying to prove my strength. I had to allow my vulnerable side to kick in, in order to move forward. I had to tell myself over and over, sometimes life happens and things happen beyond our control. I actually have that quote on my 2018 vision board. I began heavily depending on celebrating the small wins by writing them where I could easily refer to them, utilizing a vision board, and believing in the power of prayer and manifestation.
I challenge you to accomplish 20 S.M.A.R.T Goals in 2020.
[Announcement] I’m releasing a book, it’s available for preorder on Kindle. Seeing Life through a Different Lens, as told by my mother and myself, is a memoir. I am a deaf-blind childhood cancer survivor who sees in one eye and wears hearing aids in both ears. Be prepared to be inspired as you go through every emotion reading stories shared about overcoming adversity with resilience while fulfilling my love of music, travel, and photography. For two years, my mom started a blog on my life and successfully ran it for two years. Now we are repurposing the content into a book! In this book, we share experiences on what we learned from living with nonhereditary bilateral retinoblastoma. This book helps you to gain a better understanding of this rare childhood eye cancer. It also shines a light on a loving and supportive community. If you would rather wait to preorder the physical copy, that link will be available on Small Business Saturday (November 30). Thank you for supporting your independent, self-published author!