There are two important things I’ve learned about people as a result of owning an online registration company.

1. Most people don’t read carefully – and/or they don’t care to understand what they’ve read.

2. Never underestimate the extent to which humans can lack common sense

imposter syndrome

 

Am I being harsh? Maybe. But I can give you thousands of examples that support my argument for the above so, at best, I think we’d end up with a hung jury.

I’ve spent the majority of my career in entrepreneurial endeavors, and the other part working for large public companies. I’ve been on both sides of the fence and can tell you, with absolute certainty, that the grass is green wherever the heck you want it to be.

Entrepreneurialism is a lonely job. Oftentimes I felt like I was reinventing the wheel. Whether it’s marketing, project management, sales or any other aspect, it often felt like I was winging it and hoping for the best.

So I winged it. (Wang it? Wung it?)

I got asked to speak at conferences, to write articles, to lead webinars and, frankly, it felt weird. I did them all, and just about every time I felt like an imposter.

The world, I knew, was filled with better people and smarter people than I.

I continually feared being outed as a fraud.

imposter syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

It’s a stressful journey when you believe everybody is better and smarter than you.

Imposter Syndrome is a real thing. It is a psychological state in which, despite clear evidence of a person’s competence, they still doubt their skills and fear being exposed as a fraud.

It can happen to anybody. Some people who have admitted to experiencing it are Maya Angelou, Tom Hanks, Sonia Sotomayor and Emma Watson.

I have a theory about it. (Surprise surpri