Feel like an Imposter? Remember this One Thing.

So you got the job, the internship, the promotion, or the coveted open position you’d been interviewing for.

You’ve signed the paperwork, updated your LinkedIn profile, and told all your best buds. Congrats!

But then, after a few days go by, you get this strange feeling that maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was a fluke that they chose you. You begin to develop a lingering fear that you’re not quite good enough, and soon everyone will know.

This fraudulent feeling is called Imposter Syndrome, and the irony is that the further you go in your career, the more opportunities there are for imposter syndrome to present itself.

But today, I want to give you a catchphrase that is absolutely 100% true and can help you to combat those fraudulent fears. Plus, it’s got a mantra-like ability to stick in your head once you repeat it, so the more you say it, the more you can actually train your subconscious mind to believe it!

But before I give you the phrase, here are a few facts to consider:

  1. According to a recent study, the average cost per hire for companies in 2016 was $4,129.00
  2. The average time to fill an open position is 42 days.
  3. After they’ve hired a candidate, companies spend more than $1200 per employee on training and professional development.*

*Source: https://www.td.org/insights/atd-releases-2016-state-of-the-industry-report

So what does all this data tell us? That if you’ve been hired at a company, it’s because you were wanted. You were the right person for the job, and regardless of how you feel about yourself, they believe you’re going to do an amazing job.

So here it is, a phrase you can use to remind yourself that you belong:


Do you have a go-to phrase that helps you pump yourself up or pulls you out a negative funk? I’d love to hear it! Comment below!


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