COF 042: Minisode – Originality + Impostor Syndrome

Bowling pins with reflection on confidence and impostor syndrome


It’s another minisode – short and sweet. If you’ve battled with originality and/or impostor syndrome, take a quick listen to this episode.

On Originality:

A lot of what I know and glean are from the hundreds of books that I’ve read and my know is from reading, my experiences and the experiences of others. So it’s a composite of our life’s influences. If you’ve ever battled with not feeling original check out: Steal Like An Artist

Impostor Syndrome is a term coined by Pauline Rose Clance & Suzanne Imes it is described as:

“a feeling of “phoniness in people who believe that they are not intelligent, capable or creative despite evidence of high achievement.” While these people “are highly motivated to achieve,” they also “live in fear of being ‘found out’ or exposed as frauds.” 

Here’s my favorite resource that explains how our body language can help us with impostor syndrome – TedTalk by Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are.

Also check out:

Impostor Syndrome: Why Women in the Workforce Are Filled with Self-Doubt


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