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When You Feel Like a Fake


Writing for Psychology Today, Carlin Flora says that everyone suffers from what’s commonly known as Imposter Syndrome at some point in their lives. First, though, she corrects the popular notion that it’s actually a psychological problem. “There’s no disorder, no diagnosis, no cure,” she writes.  “Impostor phenomenon, or IP, [is]a term coined in the late … Continue reading

Fake It Til You Make It


Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It.  Among her lessons for (mostly) women who suffer from Impostor Syndrome is “learn to fake it.” Young spends considerable time on the subject of why men suffer … Continue reading

Keep a Career Journal


I recommend that professionals keep a career journal as a way to remember your accomplishments and outcomes over the year. You can also use it to record goals and measure your progress on them. Why write these things down, you might ask? Surely I can remember the big things I accomplished. You’d be surprised at … Continue reading