How to Overcome Entrepreneurial Impostor Syndrome Case Study

May 8, 2017

Welcome back to our Case Study Series. In this episode, I am talking with Naomi. Her main concern is that she might be losing more than $300.000/year because of the Entrepreneurial Impostor Syndrome. This is something that so many people feel, and it is becoming more obvious every day. Let's solve the problems Naomi has, and I hope this will help some of you deal with yours. 

Problems and challenges

  • When I need to pitch myself to new clients I get nervous - I am not as good as other entrepreneurs
  • If I have not done a task before and got perfect results I am scared I might not get the results they want, it will be my fault, they are angry with me, I have let them down, their are disappointed, I feel like a failure, ashamed, embarrassed
  • Belief that everyone is making stuff up all the time, don’t know all the answers, just trying their best
  • My work is so easily tracked so it is very obvious when my work is good or bad. Nervous that I will judged by my clients that I am not good enough
  • Not confident enough in what I have to offer
  • Constant Worry and anxiety that maybe I am doing something wrong or I am not doing the best that my client could have gotten from someone else
  • Always thinking to myself “Why would they trust me?”
  • Effects/Results
    • Holds me back from pitching and outreach. Only doing 5-10% of what I could be doing
    • I could be making another $27k/month or $324k/year
    • Holds me back from being a superstar and changing the planet for the better helping a lot of people
    • Spend 20% more time on projects that I need to make them perfect in my own mind. This 288 hours per year of extra work I don’t need to be doing
    • Drains my energy - only 4/10 energy
    • Health: I make worse health decides when I feel this way
      • Eat 1-2 more dessert servings than usual
      • I work out more to contact my negative emotions and stress about this. For 2-3 hours.
    • I rely on others to give me confidence, so when they are not around I have a big problem
  • Nervous, uncertain, scared, stomach tense, rapid shallow breath
    • 6 y.o. Parents sat me down told me they were getting divorced
    • Send the energy of certainty and calm to her
    • What color is this to you in this moment
      • purple
    • How many ancestors have you got on your mom’s side?
    • Fathers?
    • Past lives with this pattern?
    • Percentage left? 60%
    • WWIT to get it to 50%?
  • Cut cords with family
    • How many in place? 3
    • Where was it attached in your body?
      • Hip
      • How kept in place - not noticing
    • 2nd - heart - rope
    • 3rd - upper back, between shoulders, grey, shame
  • WWIT for it to be safe, right and good to see all my reality clearly?
    • Trust
    • WWIT to trust?
      • Seeing the patterns I run
      • Inward journey
      • Meditation and psychedelics
      • Gratefulness
  • What percentage left now? 50%
  • Did you or parents checkout during your birth, pregnancy and conception?
  • Clear from DNA, cells, organs, chakras
  • What percentage left now? 49%
  • WWIT to get it to 48 ¾ %
  • What are you afraid of if you let this go?
    • Confident,
    • Role model - Steve Jobs
  • Spiritual Advisory Board - Steve Jobs, Frank Warren, Gandhi, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela
    • What would they say?
      • Just do it
      • Do it while I feel uncomfort rather than wait to feel comfortable before I do it
      • Trust yourself
      • Ask them for the exact words to write or say in your work
  • At 40%
  • WWIT to get 30%?
    • practice
    • Discipline
    • What other area of your life do you have discipline in?
      • In yoga
      • How
      • Think about the results you want rather
      • Not giving myself outs, no alternative
      • Do it with other people
      • Pay a teacher
  • At 30%
  • Ask your future self what helpful to clear this fully?
  • What yoga pose would help? Warrior 3
  • What location would help? A Coworking space
  • Schedule it 11.00am until I finished
  • Set a mini goal to know when I am done
  • Photos of happy clients on top of my laptop
  • Me Smiling
  • At 0%

 

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