“No matter what we’ve done, there comes a point where you think, ‘How did I get here? When are they going to discover that I am, in fact, a fraud and take everything away from me?”
Do you ever feel like you don’t deserve the success you’ve had in your life?
That voice in the back of your mind tells you that you’re not worthy. Maybe it was just luck that got you to where you are today.
I’m surprised how often the Impostor Syndrome shows up with clients.
It’s especially common for my millionaire clients.
It seems like it’s always lying in wait, stalking high-achievers.
Athletes get it. Musicians suffer with it. Actors have it.
And entrepreneurs seem to battle it more than anyone.
We’ve chosen a route that’s different. What makes us think we deserve something better?
That subtle voice tells you it doesn’t matter how many times you’ve succeeded…it’s not going to work for you this time.
The Impostor Syndrome will tell you it’s not your knowledge, your skills, or your hard work that made it happen. Soon it’s all going to come crashing down.
Getting inside the minds of entrepreneurs can be a scary experience!
I’ve discussed this issue hundreds of times with clients over the years.
And who knows how many times I’ve faced down these fears personally?
Maybe you’ve hearing that voice inside your mind right now. Or you’ve heard it in the past few hours or days.
The first thing I want to let you know is that you’re NOT alone.
Just about everyone faces those feelings.
There’s not anything wrong with you. And it most definitely doesn’t mean you’re on the wrong path.
It can seem like everyone else has it all together. But that’s only because you’re not privy to all the junk haunting them in the deep dark recesses of their mind.
You have no clue to all the doubts and fears they’re harboring on the inside.
It doesn’t matter how outwardly successful they are. In fact, the more they achieve, the more these feelings try to invade.
In fact, worrying about whether you measure up could be seen as a good sign.
It’s clueless, inexperienced people who think they know everything.
Back when I was a teenager, I knew everything!
The more you learn…the more you can clearly see what you still don’t know.
Experienced people know what they don’t know.
Inexperienced people are totally clueless about what they don’t know, and go charging off a cliff.
Review your accomplishments.
Look back at your successes.
I’ve had clients go back and read through their testimonials.
Think about how you’ve helped others. You’ve made it this far. Sure, you have more to learn. The day you’re done growing is the day you’re done living.
Sometimes you need to ‘sell’ yourself on yourself.
Surround yourself with others who believe in you.
That’s one of the beautiful things about a mastermind group.
You can help each other. You see others are going through some of the same mental roadblocks you are. You can talk through your systems. Come up with better ways to implement what you know. And you can lift each other up.
The Monthly Mentor Club will give you the systems, show you how to implement, and you’ll also get access to an online community of entrepreneurs serious about living the Internet Lifestyle.
My most recent issue was all about the mental roadblocks which hold us back.
You can still down the PDF version of it inside the Club in the Recent Newsletters section.