I Don’t Deserve to be Here: Presence and the Impostor Syndrome

Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy on overcoming self-doubt to reveal your boldest self. The general feeling that we don’t belong—that we’ve fooled people into thinking we’re more competent and talented than we actually are—is not so unusual. Most of us have experienced it, at least to some degree. It’s not simple stage fright or…

The Different Kinds of Imposter Syndrome (Around the Web in 80 Clicks)

I have written 11 books but each time I think ‘Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’ Maya Angelou Many high achievers share a dirty little secret: Deep down they feel like complete frauds–their accomplishments the result of serendipitous luck.This psychological phenomenon,…

Build Before you Have to

“Build before you have to. – Build knowledge before you have to.– Build strength before you have to.– Build an emergency fund before you have to. Let internal pressure drive you today, so you can handle external pressure tomorrow.” James Clear, 3-2-1 Newsletter I am getting ready to start in a new role very soon….

A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Up Space (Around the World in 80 Clicks)

“Don’t be afraid to ‘take up space.’” It’s advice told time and time again, especially in moments where we’re overwhelmed by everything and everyone, and feeling particularly small or lost in the world. But what does that actually mean? How exactly does one take it on in the actual world? And what will it actually do…

The Career Postpartum: The Art of managing the enemy within

At my previous employers, there were no women telling me this. I had no female mentors offering advice. There was no role model of a successful woman who had had a child, taken her full maternity leave, and come back and picked up where she left off. some food for thought from a working mother…

The (wo)man who feels

adopted and adapted via The man who feels “Because I was not superhuman, I was just a human, and my attempts to be this Superman, this Telon star, someone infallible who everyone could look at as the perfect man, were eventually my downfall…” – Terry Crews There is something freeing about allowing yourself to feel. Taking…

Working From Home: Eating to keep up with your Boss and your Toddler

Silence is golden – unless you have a toddler. Then, silence is very very suspicious. If your life, like mine, involves a chatty baby, a toddler whose silence means anything from quietly watching cartoons to carefully painting every single tile in the lounge, a hectic job and little time for anything else, then we need…