Have you heard of Thor? He's a Hammer wielding God from Norse Mythology. He's also one of my favorite characters from Marvel's Avengers. Thor's main job is to protect mankind. Along with his super strength he's got the power of lightning and thunder to help him on his mission.
When you think of The God of Lighting, I bet you don't think of a fat, beer guzzling sloth, do you? But that's exactly what Thor turned into after suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of super villain Thanos. Thor gave up.
Much like Thanos crippled Thor, Impostor Syndrome can keep you from sharing your knowledge with the world. It's your duty to stand up and fight. Never give up.
You don't need to be a superhero to protect mankind. If you're an expert in your field there's a good chance you already have specialized knowledge that could change lives. That's why you must do everything in your power to defeat impostor syndrome.
In today's article we'll discuss:
1. Taking a stand
2. Doing what's right
3. Changing lives
We've all heard the saying, “If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.”
One of the biggest mistakes I see subject matter experts make is not taking a stand for what they believe in. If we want people to listen to us, they must first know what we stand for. When working with a new client we always dig into their core beliefs. We want to know what they believe.
Best selling author and motivational speaker, Simon Sinek said it best: “The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goals is to do business with people who believe what you believe.”
If we're not telling people what we believe, it's easy to feel like an impostor. Telling people what we believe is the first step to building a bond with them. Once they know that we believe what they believe, they'll be ready to listen to us. Now let's look at the second thing we need to do to defeat impostor syndrome.
How do we know what's right or wrong?
Every Sunday my parents took us to Church. Even though I cant remember all the sermons, I feel like I could sum them all up in three words, “Do whats right.” Seems like common knowledge. Even now, when I listen to our priest talk, it's always about doing the right thing.
So why do we have to keep repeating these lessons of right and wrong? Because people need to hear them. They need a reminder. They need a guide to get them back on the right path when they veer off it.
If we're not sharing what's right, it's easy to feel like an impostor. That's why we must take every opportunity we get to share what's right, with anyone who will listen. Let's move on to the last piece we need to defeat impostor syndrome.
You never know when something you say will change someone's life
The other day I was interviewing a new client when he turned the tables on me and asked, “You have young kids, don't you?” I said, “Yes, I have a son” That's when he told me I should do everything in my power to spend time with him. No big deal, right?
Except, I was planning on attending a very exclusive mastermind that would have taken me away from my family for at least four days. At that moment I decided to cancel the trip and stay home. I figured there will always be another mastermind, my kid will only be 6 once.
The only reason I was going to the mastermind was because I felt like I had to. But that simple question he asked put everything into perspective for me. I built my business to give me the life I want. It may not seem like much, but staying home with my family allows us to make memories that will last a life time.
You don't need a hammer and lightning to be a super hero.
It's easy to let “Impostor Syndrome” keep us from fulfilling our destiny. To be a hero to our listeners we need to tell them what we stand for. We have to show them the difference between right and wrong. We never know when our words will change someone's life. That's why we have to do everything in our power to share what we believe.
In today's article I shared an important lesson. If I had taken that trip, I would have regretted missing time with my family. Luckily, my client helped me make the right choice with a well placed question.
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