Welcome to episode two of Thriving in the Chaos. In this episode, we are addressing the elephant in the room - imposter syndrome!
How many of you does that resonate with? Feeling like you're constantly in a state of fake it till you make it. That feeling that you're lucky to have the job you have. You know you're smart. You know what you're doing, yet here you are questioning it again. How did we get here?
We were constantly cut down in value. Why? Because it served the company. The company kept you at a lower pay because it was better for their bottom line.
The company convinced you that you were replaceable so that you stuck around and worked all the extra hours and gave all the extra effort because in reality, it was really difficult and costly to try to replace you.
The company passed you over for that promotion because they didn't want to have to recruit for your current position.
But what did that do to you? It made you feel like you were replaceable. It made you feel like you were not worth more. It made you feel like you weren't worthy of more.
That's where the imposter syndrome came in.