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Kick Some Glass:10 Ways Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Terms by Portia Mount, Jennifer W. Martineau

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CHAPTER5

Beat the Impostor Syndrome

Sometimes I would feel like this job is over my head.But you have to be a little scared. If you feel like the jobis a piece of cake, you aren’t challenging yourself.

—Susi Takeuchi, Chief Human ResourcesOfficer, UCLA Health Sciences

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • How to recognize if you are prone to the impostor syndrome
  • Four high-impact steps you can take now to banish the impostor syndrome and fully own your success

I’m a big phony. There is no way I’m qualified for this job. They just felt sorry for me. I have no idea how I got here; I’m just lucky. Have you ever had these thoughts about yourself? Do you dismiss your accomplishments? Do you fear that at any moment you are going to be found out ...

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