I have the “I don’t know enough”, that big imposter syndrome thing and it keeps me from writing sometimes. And it’s ridiculous how often it stops me, even when I know full well what to do, it stops me from acting or significantly slows me down.
Want to banish imposter syndrome?
Sorry, it won’t go. But you can do something about imposter syndrome, you just have to ignore it, transform it or short circuit it. Here’s how:
Starve your imposter.
Fear takes up bandwidth and energy so starve it. If you’re busy writing, you won’t have time to worry. So just get started, tell the fear, you’re busy. Don’t give it any energy.
Transform your inner critic’s voice.
Write down your most feared outcomes. Then read them aloud, bonus if you use a goofy voice. Reframe those fears as a voice outside of yourself. Transform your inner critic into a goofy voice, it’s easier to ignore.
Acknowledge the fear.
This one is easy because your goofy inner voice is already screaming it at you. So when you do share something, do it with a bit of embellishment. “I clearly don’t know what I’m doing but here’s what I know about…”