You Were Not Born to "Fit In." You Are Here To "Stand Out" From The Crowd And Your Surroundings.
You deserve success. You are worthy of success, so there’s no need to doubt your abilities. But self-talk about what your friends and family think of you causes lots of anxiety and fear. If that's the case, you're not alone.
According to experts, this is a sign of imposter syndrome. It affects women, men, students, professionals, actors, and executives from all walks of life.
Even while others applaud your abilities, attributes, and achievements to the common-good in life and timing, you don't believe you’ve earned them on your own merits, and you're worried that others will come to the same conclusion.
Perhaps you tend not to talk about your feelings with anyone, and choose to struggle in silence. You are constantly entertaining negative thinking, self-doubt, and self-sabotage. But now you can move towards a new thought-process and overcome these imposter feelings by:
Realistically assessing your competence skills
Attributing your success to sacrifice and hard work
Applauding and being proud of your performances
Believing that you will live up to your realistic expectations
Achieving more in life that aligns with all that is meant for you
I love this book! I use the advice to help me deal with being a “perfectionist.”
No one is perfect, and this book showed me how to move away from this mindset. I can exhale now!
Thank you, Dr. Geneva for such life-changing advice!
Great read for those who need help with imposter syndrome! ❤️
Award-winning executive and published author Geneva Jones Williams, EdD, CEO of Dr. Geneva Speaks, is a sought-after executive coach to business executives, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders. She is a catalyst for change and her reputation as a game changer is well established, especially in Detroit, where she has consistently been a trailblazing civic leader.
Dr. Geneva led the United Way in metropolitan Detroit and was their first female president and chief executive officer. She founded City Connect Detroit—an innovative national model of public-private cooperation—and launched Figure Skating in Detroit, a leadership development program for girls. She raised millions for community change initiatives, and served as a university professor and as superintendent of a public school system.
Today, Dr. Geneva consults with nonprofits like Detroit Future City and The Kresge Foundation. She hosts a weekly podcast, Ignite2Impact, on iTunes and iHeart Radio— featuring insightful conversations with innovative leaders in business, nonprofits, government and the arts.
Through her company, Dr. Geneva Speaks, she consults, coaches, speaks locally and nationally, and teaches classes online in strategic planning, collaboration, change management, leadership development, work-life balance, and philanthropy.