Many people talk about imposter syndrome – that feeling of self-doubt, anxiety, and depression that prevents us from accepting and celebrating our biggest strengths and what we have to offer. But in this episode, we talk not only about Imposter Syndrome, but also about the Kruger-Dunning Effect, or Holier Than Thou Syndrome, where we are not able to see our weaknesses.
Having a healthy balance (knowing both our strengths and our weaknesses) is essential for business growth.
Outline of This Episode:
- [0:30] Introduction – How to be balanced and recognize the strengths and weaknesses of our business.
- [2:00] Imposter Syndrome and Perfectionism [Feel Like a Fraud by Kirstin Weir]
- [5:40] Entrepreneurs have to make all the decisions and this elevates the level of anxiety.
- [6:45] Realize that you are not alone – even very successful entrepreneurs have self-doubt.
- [9:20] Don’t compare yourself to others.
- [10:00] Remember your prior successes and how far you’ve come.
- [10:55] Speak to clients to learn what your strengths are, and save those conversations.
- [14:10] Set goals so can see how far you’ve come.
- [18:38] Forgive yourself if you haven’t accomplished
- [19:33] The Kruger-Dunning Effect [Why We Overestimate Our Competence by Tori DeAngelis]
- [20:25] It’s easy when we are just starting something to ask for feedback, but more difficult as we become veterans.
- [22:10] Artists and people who have fans can be crippled by constant praise.
- [24:40] In the education world, evaluation is built in for accountability.
- [26:10] Find others that are highly skilled and be humble enough to see where you have room to grow.
- [28:53] Sending surveys/questionnaires and ask for feedback [Acuity for scheduling customer conversations and Google Forms, TypeForm, SurveyMonkey or Survicate for surveys]
- [33:45] Avoid both “Imposter Syndrome” and “Holier Than Thou Syndrome”.
- [35:05] Craig’s updated website and Free Video Training at Hollywood Scenic
- [35:50] Subscribe on iTunes