“The only reason you’re feeling Impostor Syndrome is because you’re growing, and this is your sweet spot.” – Amber Deibert in today’s Tip 1389
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Scott Ingram: You’re listening to the Daily Sales Tips podcast and I’m your host, Scott Ingram. Today’s tip comes from Amber Deibert. Amber is a performance coach who helps Enterprise Account Executives in Tech conquer imposter syndrome and manage their mindset. She has helped hundreds of clients get their mojo back and get back on the top of the leaderboard. Here she is:
Amber Deibert: What’s up, y’all? Amber Deibert, your friendly neighborhood performance coach here with a little tip coming in hot. Also coming in hot with a little bit of a cold. So I’m a little more tasty than usual. Okay, let me hit you with a reframe for Imposter Syndrome. Here’s the thing. Whenever somebody comes to me and they say, I’ve just felt Imposter Syndrome my entire career, it’s just part of me. It’s something that I’ve felt non-stop. I know one thing to be true about this person. They have grown quickly in their career. They did not stay in one place for very long. They were frequently promoted, frequently moved to a new role, frequently got the next biggest, latest, greatest. And so they were always in a growth phase. Remember that imposter Syndrome is just a sign that you’re in a growth phase.
I think of Imposter syndrome the same way I think of that little bit of soreness that you get after you exercise. And I always, whenever I feel that little soreness, I’m like, oh yeah, doing it right. Like, this is fantastic. And Impostor Syndrome is really the same thing. When you feel that little hit of Imposter Syndrome, it’s really a sign like, yeah, it’s uncomfortable. Being sore is not comfortable, but it’s really a sign that you’re growing and that you’re in your next growth phase, you’re a major success.
So the other thing I know to be true about you or anybody else if they’re experiencing Impostor Syndrome is that you’re the kind of person who loves growing. You love professional development, you love to change. You always have higher aspirations for yourself and what you want to accomplish. You’re the kind of person who just hates complacency. You w ould die if you had to be complacent, if you were stuck in the same position, if you felt like you weren’t growing. Going to a job where you feel like you just clock in, clock out every day, and don’t really make an impact and don’t really see an upward trajectory for yourself, probably sounds miserable.
So as a result, you’re the kind of person who’s always going to be in a growth phase. And with a growth phase comes Impostor Syndrome. So now the way you can look at Imposter Syndrome is you can remember that the only reason you’re feeling Impostor Syndrome is because you’re growing, and this is your sweet spot.
When you no longer fight against the Impostor Syndrome and have all these thoughts about how you shouldn’t feel this way. And this means that everything’s gone wrong and this means that you’re a fraud. When you notice hey, I’m feeling Impostor Syndrome. This means I’m in my sweet spot and you don’t allow it to have any more power over you. You will completely reframe the way you think about Impostor Syndrome, and it will no longer hold you back. You’re welcome.
Scott Ingram: To thank Amber for her tips and to get connected, just click over to DailySales.Tips/1389. There are also links on that page to her podcast and her Manager Your Mindset course. Again, you’re welcome. Thanks for listening!