Beat Imposter Syndrome with NLP

Imposter Syndrome describes high achieving people who are marked by their inability to internalise their accomplishments and a fear of being exposed as a fraud. They will dismiss their achievements as luck, timing or attribute them to other people. A recent study found that 70% of people experience Imposter Syndrome, which actually makes it a normal human condition. If this is you or someone in your team here are some ways to help people overcome this?

Unsure Man

Create a useful internal mantra, not distorted positive one your brain will reject but something that really helps you.
Mantra's like:

  • I am making a difference with what I do.
  • I am doing my best
  • I am a capable person.

Practice giving yourself accurate feedback, after you’ve done something write down:

  • What you did well (be specific).
  • What you could do to improve in future.
  • Overall how you assessed it

Find out more about how to do this in John &Karen’s book Real Leaders for the Real World, you can download the first chapter for free here.

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Last modified onWednesday, 31 January 2018 14:55
 John McLachlan

Founder of Monkey Puzzle and an INLPTA NLP Master Trainer, John is also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and author of the award winning book Real Leaders for the Real World. His new book Time Mastery; Banish Time Management Forever is out now.

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