Is Imposter Syndrome Keeping You From Creating Your Online Course?
What is Imposter Syndrome?
If you're thinking, "Who am I to create this course?" imposter syndrome doesn't have to stop you from sharing your expertise with the world.
Here's How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome
- Accept it. We can't change anything if we're not willing to accept where we are. Ok, so you feel like you're pretending to be something you're not. But are you actually? Accept that this fear and self-doubt is normal. Understand that emotions are just emotions. They aren't gospel truth. So acknowledge what you feel, but don't let it stop you from moving forward with what you know.
- Focus on providing value. Don't make it about you. Make it about the people who will benefit from your knowledge and expertise. Are you trying to scam people? No, of course not! You're trying to help them. Think about the end game once people have access to the information you're sharing. Think about how much better equipped they are going to be. They're not interested in you and all of your self-perceived shortcomings. They're interested in the value you provide.
- Develop a new script. We've been playing the same tapes in our heads over and over. The things that say we're not good enough. That you shouldn't be creating a course because you don't know everything. Well, who does know everything? Ok then, so stop bad-mouthing yourself in your own head and start focusing on some positive truths. You do know enough to develop this course because you've lived and learned from experience. That is good and it is enough.
- Establish a reliable support system. Whether it's a close friend, relative, or community of aspiring course creators, you need to have someone you trust to talk to. Other people can encourage you and help you see how much you really do have to offer.You're robbing the world of your knowledge while you sit under the burden of fear.
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