Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

(written in August 2020)
I have an awkward feeling in my stomach these days and I know the reason. I’m preparing myself for an upcoming presentation on a 2000+ attendee event.

As I review what to say and what not, some typical thoughts creep in.

🤔 Do I know enough?

🤔 Who am I to teach others?

🤔 Would they think I’m a fraud?

Now, people close to me know that I typically act confidently in the face of uncertainty.

As a great poet once said: 🎧 “He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready”.

So, how do I deal with those feelings?



I try to frame my thinking into that I know that I don’t know a lot. And that’s perfectly fine.

It’s more than fine – it’s natural.

I’m not going to teach anyone anything.

I’m just going to share what I know. That’s it.

If someone takes something – then great! 🥳



Being driven by curiosity has helped me a lot.

I believe that with all that we know – there is far more unknown.

So it’s worth exploring.

When I start something new – I’d actually say “let’s try and see”.

Curiosity pushes me to act, to ask, to learn.



It’s funny how I’m experiencing the same feelings writing on this topic.

The key for me is “framing myself as an explorer”.

What’s yours?

Hari from the Gang

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