I remember a time when I never thought I’d be good enough to be a coach.
I used to look at other coaches and be in awe of them. I never thought I would or could be as good as they were.
Does this sound familiar?
Over the years I’ve had to do a lot of work to break out of that cycle of not believing I was good enough, not believing I could be in the same league as those other coaches I once looked up to and not believing I could change lives, something I’ve always wanted to do the whole of my life. Something I know is my purpose here.
I stopped the comparisons. I saw other coaches for what they are, just people. I began believing in myself and over time the Impostor Syndrome mostly stopped (I don’t believe we ever get rid of it 100% but we DO control it).
When I was called “World Class” it brought up those Impostor Feelings again but this time they didn’t last long because I’d done the work, I knew who I was and what I can do, and I absolutely knew those thoughts were false.
Once you can objectively look at those thoughts and recognise them for what they truly are, false, you take back control over your life.
All the work I’ve done to mostly eliminate my own Impostor Syndrome I bring into my coaching so it can help my clients just like it helped me.
Have you gone through a similar journey? I’d love to hear more.
The Self-Doubt Coach