Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is a byproduct of learning more and more about your field.

Teenagers never have imposter syndrome, because they’ve never experienced as much of the world as they think.

Their viewpoint is so narrow, that they physically can’t measure their learned experiences against a wider world.

It’s often why the first year or so of university, college or work/moving out of home is so depressing.

They go from superstar who knows it all, to overwhelmed by just how mediocre they are.

The more you learn about a subject, the more you realise you don’t know.

That’s imposter syndrome in a nutshell.

So you should embrace I.S. It’s a method of telling you that you’ve learned more than when you started.

The mere fact that you think you’re an imposter, almost certainly means that you’re not.

If Tiger Woods, Ryan Deiss, and Lady Gaga are the 7/7 in their field. You might rank yourself a 4 or even a 3 out of 7.

That means you can still help all the 3’s, 2’s, 1’s, and 0’s, and probably some of the 4’s. 

That’s also the largest part of the market.

Imposter Syndrome isn’t a bad thing, it’s just a sign that you’re better that you were.

Mike Killen

Mike is the world's #1 sales coach for marketing funnel builders. He helps funnel builders sell marketing funnels to their customers. He is the author of From Single To Scale; How single-person, small and micro-businesses can scale their business to profit. You can find him on Twitter @mike_killen.