Okay here’s the truth. I’ve been in business for 6 years and I STILL face imposter syndrome sometimes
I was actually having a conversation a few weeks ago with a friend of mine. She’s a bit newer to being an entrepreneur and she told me she’s having a hard time getting over Imposter Syndrome. And she didn’t say it, but it totally felt like she was shaming herself for it.
Here’s the truth – I went to school to be a Holistic Health Practitioner, it cost me like $10K (at least) + 2 years of schooling, not counting all the other courses, programs & coaching I’ve invested in since then. Energy blocks is MY JAM and sometimes, I still get caught up and I get in my own way.
A few months ago I was a guest on a podcast and we were talking about Chakras. Nothing out of the ordinary for me. And I had a moment of ‘omg is that right? Wait I don’t remember. Oh crap, people are totally going to think I’m a fraud!”
When you’re in the middle of a livestream or an interview, you don’t have time to second guess yourself. I had no choice but to get out of my own way. But when it comes to hopping on Instagram stories or publishing a new post, it’s so much easier to let imposter syndrome take over.
Here’s another truth bomb for you. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I started my business as an in person energy healer. When I moved my business online and started to incorporate coaching, I almost immediately started working with entrepreneurs to align their chakras. Specifically their Root chakra since that’s where our money issues sit. As an entrepreneur we don’t have time for money issues.
It wasn’t unusual for me to talk about a blocked chakra being the cause of poor cash flow. It wasn’t unusual for me to work with a client and have them message me within 48 hours telling me about the ‘surprise’ money they’ve received.
But within the last few months, money has been a hot topic over on my Instagram stories. Money Mindset, money blocks and even though Money and energy wasn’t new, it was on a new platform. I’d never talked about that kind of thing on Instagram before. Imposter syndrome came in hard.
Who was I to talk about money blocks when I don’t have all mine sorted out yet?
But here’s the thing we sometimes forget. We ALL have blocks and we will ALWAYS have blocks. You don’t need to have solved 100% of your problems before you start talking about what you know to your audience. Remember, in most cases, you’re about 3-4 steps ahead of them.
You don’t need to have a million dollars in the bank before you start talking about conquering money blocks or building a successful business.
You need to talk about your experiences, what you’ve learned and you need to provide value so you can help others overcome the same hurdles you’ve already faced.
If Imposter Syndrome has been coming in hard for you lately and you’re started to feel like it might be because you’re out of alignment in your business (which I talk about in one of my previous videos), then click here to grab your free Soul Alignment Road Map.
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I’m curious, where do you feel Imposter Syndrome in your business? Is it in everything you do or is it only when you do one or two specific things, like go live or post about a specific topic? Comment below and let me know!