What does impostor syndrome have to do with idea generation?

Have you ever felt like a fraud? Like you are not at all that successful (despite the fact that you are!), that you are fooling everyone around you - and any day now they will call your bluff…

Impostor phenomenon occurs among high achievers who are unable to internalize and accept their success, often attributing their accomplishments to luck. (apa.org)

According to this study, 9-82% of people (very wide span, I know - but there is a reason for it!) experience impostor syndrome at some point of their career. Read more here - this is interesting stuff, and very important! Why? Because impostor syndrome kills idea generation!

In the latest episode of “idea talks” I discuss how impostor syndrome hinders ideas from coming to life - and what to do about it. I also offer a… somewhat provocative challenge to all who see themselves as con artists.

Enjoy the episode: 9. How impost0r syndrome hinders ideas from coming to life

P.s. Check out this page for a very explanatory image of impostor syndrome.

Original photo: Nikolai Ulltag for Pexels