Elisa Heikura is a communications specialist and a coach who wants to make the life of developers and other tech-oriented people so much better – or even easier. She’s deeply interested in understanding the human interaction. She keeps on learning about it from books as well as from continuous trial and error.
What impostor syndrome is
A deep fear that makes you feel you will be revealed as a fraud. Feeling that people will realize that you have no idea what you are doing, and you’re not as competent as you are.
Elisa discovered that every single developer suffers from impostor syndrome. They are always in constant change: everything is changing.
From a public speaking perspective, impostor syndrome prevents people getting onstage, prevents you from starting.
Can we overcome impostor syndrome?
Not completely, but good things to do are:
- Switch the focus to how can I serve, help others.
- Share your own stories, especially a struggle story.
Elisa also believes that meditating and writing a journal are good habits that help you prevent impostor syndrome.
Related: Free Yourself from Self-Criticism
The Power of Vulnerability (audiobook) by Brené Brown
Routine to Shine
Look yourself at the mirror and say “I love you, I accept you as you are.”
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