How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

We have all felt it at one time or another: We are not good enough. Everyone else has it all figured out. Here’s the key to remember: Everyone else only “looks” like they’ve got it figured out. Don’t let self-doubt cloud your confidence and stop you from taking leadership of your small business.

“It’s not that we’re not capable. We have the ability, we have the experience, we have the knowledge. We are just lacking the confidence to put ourselves out there.”     ~ Mary McCarthy

In this podcast Sharon DeLay takes over as host, discussing the topic of Imposter Syndrome with Mary McCarthy. Imposter Syndrome is defined as high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments, who have a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud. It’s a common problem among entrepreneurs.

“We do go along and not necessarily analyze our successes as much as we do maybe hyperfocus and spin out of control on our perceived failures.” ~ Sharon DeLay

What You Will Learn in this 15-minute Podcast:

  • What is Imposter Syndrome?
  • Identify the 5 Types of Imposter Syndrome
  • Questions to ask yourself to determine if Imposter Syndrome affects you
  • How to overcome the obstacles holding you back from confident leadership

Mentioned in the podcast: The 5 Types of Imposter Syndrome And How To Beat Them

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A microbusiness is defined as a small business of 20 or fewer employees, including the solopreneur. This podcast is for you!

Sharon DeLay
4889 Sinclair Road, Suite 103
Columbus, Ohio 43229
P (614) 473-0122

Sharon DeLay is the Founder and President of GO-HR, a full-service HR consulting business in Columbus. It works mainly with microbusinesses, doing everything from hiring to firing employees, and all Human Resource Management services that fall in between. You can’t “Go” without HR.

Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.

Mary McCarthy is the President of YMT Consultants, an entrepreneurial consulting and training firm in Westerville, Ohio in the Columbus area. It focuses on one-on-one work with microbusiness owners (businesses with 20 or fewer employees, including the solopreneur), assisting them to monetize and create systems for their small businesses.

Other Podcasts featuring Sharon DeLay:

What Mentally Strong Entrepreneurs Avoid – pitfalls for entrepreneurs and more discussion on Imposter Syndrome

Business And The Happiness Trap – Are you setting yourself up to be unhappy in your small business? Hear how to avoid the three most common happiness traps in business.

Start Mentoring and Start Sponsoring – How to find the right person to help you achieve your goals, and why men are better than women at taking advantage of sponsoring.

Goal Setting for Success – Are you confusing setting deadlines with setting goals? Here’s how to get serious with your intentions for your business.

Improving the Bottom Line Through Negotiation – Learn five points for getting what you want out of any negotiation


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