Impostor Syndrome (#127)
Impostor Syndrome can be a strength if you recognize it and you can use those feelings to stay hungry for growth, yet remain humble with success.
This past week, I finished a three-year Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP) alongside 65 incredible classmates from 30 different countries around the world.
Our keynote speaker on the second day had graduated from the program ten years ago and had returned to speak to our class. In her presentation, she shared that during her first year at EMP, she chose to sit in the back of the room because she was intimidated about being there.
A single mom with two kids, she started her jewelry business in 2002 out of her spare bedroom with only $500. During her first year as an EMP student, her business was doing about $2M in revenue, which was near the bottom of what other attendees in the class were generating from their businesses.
When one of the facilitators spoke of the successful entrepreneurs who had gone through this program and the likelihood of someone in the class going on to build a $1B company, she felt even more out of her league.