Imposter syndrome is one of those things that many people (myself included) feel yet rarely discuss.
Even worse, it's most common among high-achievers. In this episode, Kris explains tips and tactics to beat imposter syndrome and how to use this knowledge to become more effective.
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About Kris Kelso
Trained and certified as an executive coach, Kris has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners, and their leadership teams. He is a faculty instructor at the Professional Christian Coaching Institute, an advisor and instructor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, a Facilitator / Coach with The Alternative Board, and is a contributing writer for publications including Fast Company Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and The Nashville Business Journal.
Kris has founded multiple companies and has served on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations.
Top things you’ll learn from Kris Kelso
- What is imposter syndrome
- Virtually everyone experiences it in some domain
- Why it has worsened in recent years
- How to reframe imposter syndrome and see it for what it really is
- Understanding imposter syndrome is half the battle
- Use Kris's strategies to counteract
- Acknowledging imposter syndrome requires vulnerability and risk
- Facets of life positively impacted by working on imposter syndrome
- Relationships and friendships
- Social situations
- Enjoying without the pressure of being the best at something
- When comparison is healthy versus destructive
- How the imposter works
- Imposes fear of failure
- Tries to isolate you
- Reframing failure as part of the path to success
- Failure is an opportunity to learn
- Only when stakes are low
- Anxiety and excitement share many of the same characteristics
- Why telling yourself to calm down ultimately backfires
- Finding your tribe quickly and effectively
- Talking to others about imposter syndrome helps you too
- The best teachers are just a few steps ahead of their students
- Experts have blindspots and get left behind
- Be aware of inherent human biases that'll skew your perceptions
- Book: Overcoming The Imposter
- Book: The Bible
- Author: JR Tolkien
- Author: Adam Grant
- Article: How to Reframe Anxiety
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