ARP 351 Anxiety and Imposter Syndrome

 For some of us, imposter syndrome is an anxiety generator. 

It goes to the heart of feeling worthy, being competent or having the right to be in a particular space.

Doing this episode made me feel like an imposter. I can hear slurred words, tangents and howlers of editing. 

But here is the thing.  I don't allow it to keep me from trying and doing. Sure, I could not do the show. Or hire and editor. Or let a freaking non-human try to emulate my speech patterns. 

I need to do this in order to get better. And it might take another eight years for that to happen. I have the time. 

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

There is a short TED-X explainer video called What is imposter syndrome and how can you combat it?

National Public Radio has a 2021 Life Kit piece on 5 Steps to Shake Imposter Syndrome.

Kim Menninger has a podcast called The Impostor Syndrome Files. You can find it on Apple podcast or almost any other podcast directory.


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