You have done the work and that work - and you - deserve a bigger stage.
I’m not talking about faux-celebrity or fame for the sake of fame or elevating yourself because ego demands it or suddenly doubling down on entitlement and demanding all red M&Ms in your dressing room.
Nope. I’m talking about your due. Return on investment. Playing big because you’ve logged the 10,000 hours and you know your work inside out and it will make a difference.
Because you are not the understudy in your own life. You have dreams, you’ve done the work and this is your role.
The Impostor Complex is the beast between you and your dreams…
...the dreams you’ve rightfully earned with your excellent work.
And when you’ve earned it but something is preventing you from claiming it…
... well that’s not okay. The Impostor Complex needs an intervention.
(You don’t need an intervention. The Impostor does. It has to go.)
A parallel, if you will:
If, for example, you made every mortgage payment but were refused the deed and the right to move into the house you invested in and paid for…
...you’d raise a ruckus, yes?
Caps truly, madly, deeply warranted.
Because when it comes to your work in the world, the Impostor Complex is preventing you from moving into the house you built and paid for and deserve.
And it doesn’t have to be like that.
It’s not going to be like that.
The Impostor Complex is not going to win.
No one else is going to claim your role.
Let’s say no to Impostor Complex and yes to the future you’ve already created. But this time, with UNSHAKEABLE CONFIDENCE.
Does this sound at all familiar?
You know you are in your own way.
It’s frustrating as hell, but you can see that while you’re doing pretty amazing things, they pale in comparison to what you COULD be doing. If only...
You have a hard time taking credit for your success.
Everyone around you seems to think you’re doing well...but you suspect they’re just being nice. The things you’re doing aren’t THAT significant.
You know that you can play bigger than you are, but you simply aren’t taking the action.
It’s clear that there are some fears in the way, but you may not know what they are, where they come from, and most importantly, what to DO about them.
You think that it’s just a matter of time before this all comes crumbling down.
It feels like any success you have is built on a house of cards. One swift breeze, and everything collapses.
You pass up opportunities you say you want because you don’t feel ready…yet.
We know how well THAT is working out for you. And we know what a hungry ghost “ready” can be.
You want to write THE book but who’s going to publish someone as small as you? Besides...hasn’t it all already been said before?
You unconsciously avoid your excellence by engaging in one of the confidence killing behaviours: comparison, perfectionism, people-pleasing, diminishment, comparison or leaky boundaries.
This means you will likely end up doing exactly what the Impostor Complex set out to do: keep you out of action; have you doubt your capacity; or, keep you alone and isolated. Sometimes, all three.