Get prepared for a deep episode today as Andrew and Julie dive into imposter syndrome and how it affects us personally. We discuss what imposter syndrome is, how we both experience it, whether social media makes it worse, and the effect it has had on our careers this far. Julie mentions that her imposter syndrome got a lot worse following a promotion and why that may be. Andrew compares it to spiraling out of control where one thought leads to another until you're worried you are about to be fired. The pair also discuss how comparing yourself to others often leads to increases in feeling imposter syndrome.
If you experience imposter syndrome, don't worry because we do our best to give some actionable advice. Learn to recognize it for what it is, get feedback from managers and friends, get out of your own head and give yourself a break. Andrew mentions that forgetting your wins and focusing on the negatives will make it worse. Record your wins so you can refer back to them. Julie notes that you should compare yourself with your past self, not those around you. Regardless of the approach, confront it head on and ask for help from those around you.
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