We all face fear. It doesn’t matter who you are. It doesn’t even matter how successful you’ve been in your career. The Imposter Syndrome or the Fraud Factor or whatever you want to call that little voice that tells us we aren’t good enough or smart enough … it comes knocking for us all and keeps us from taking that next step forward.
Why does this happen? My guest Adam Urbanski says it’s all about self-confidence. There are so many people out there with the skills to reach the next level, but they just don’t have the confidence to put themselves in new situations.
But Adam has a great strategy for fixing that. Whenever he isn’t feeling confident, he uses a psychological trick he calls outing himself.
“The minute you out your fear, you disempower it. It’s gone.”
I think that’s just brilliant for a number of reasons.
#1: The Imposter Syndrome likes to tell you that things are scarier than they actually are. It wants to keep your fears inside you. When you vocalize your fears … when you hear yourself say them out loud … you start to hear how silly they are.
#2: When you open yourself up like that, you build a lot of trust with the person you’ve just shared your fears with. They see you as the authentic person you are, and that goes a long way for building a relationship that will help you take down the fears you’re facing.
Learn more about this trick in our episode.
That was one of the nuggets from my conversation with Adam Urbanski that stood out the most to me. Please let me know which stood out the most to you.
Thank you for listening today! I appreciate your time so very much.
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