If you're hesitant to put your thoughts down into an article, special report or e-book, it might be because there's a voice inside of you saying, "Who do you think you are, some kind of expert? Hah!"
I know this situation intimately, since that same thought or one like it pops into my head at least once a day.
It's called the Imposter Syndrome and it can be extremely self-limiting to your success. The good news? You can face these thoughts and talk back to them.
Here are five things to remember when the imposter syndrome sets in:
- You can't be wrong if you're sharing something you've experienced personally.
- For any given topic, you'll always know more than some people and less than some people.
- The people who seem the most confident are sometimes the most afraid.
- No one expects you to be perfect.
- You can trust yourself more than you think, so watch out for the temptation to put other "experts" on pedestals and hand over your decisions to them.
Quick Writing Prompt: If the Imposter Syndrome is keeping you from putting pen to paper, talk back to that inner voice and write about something you've experienced personally – remember, you can't be wrong!