Imposter Syndrome Stopper

“In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.”

— Desiderius Erasmus

One of my favorite quotes!

That are a lot of really smart people out there who avoid doing “thought leader stuff” because they don’t feel “ready.” They think their audience has the same level of expertise that they have.

That’s false.

Don’t worry about not being ready. Don’t worry about not knowing enough.

That’s probably “imposter syndrome” talking. It’s an irrational fear, not based in reality. 

Nevertheless, it looks and feels real, doesn’t it? So how do you fix it?

You don’t. Nobody does. You just have to live with it.

But here’s a tip for dealing with it: go find followers that are just a step or two (or three) behind you. Teach them what you know.

That’s it. That’s what you do.

Now get going, you with your one eye.