Category: Imposter Syndrome

April 5, 2017 / Imposter Syndrome

Feeling like an imposter is exhausting – emotionally, psychologically and even physically. Constantly being worried that you will be found out as a fraud and never feeling good enough – even though in reality you are good or event great at what you do – takes its toll. No wonder so many people ask me if I have found a ‘cure’ for imposter syndrome.

September 2, 2016 / Imposter Syndrome

Maryam12When I was 12, my family moved to New York. It was exciting and a big adventure and it fundamentally shaped who I am today. This was not to say that moving at such a critical age wasn’t without its challenges. I went from being at the top of my class in London to failing in New York. I was in a whole new system and I wasn’t until my final year in high school that I was again able to master how to be ‘successful’ in the American education system.

August 29, 2016 / Imposter Syndrome

The voices in my head – my gremlins – are brutal. And they have been saying this same thing to me for years; when I was in university, applying for jobs, running large events, speaking in public. They took every opportunity to remind me that I was one mistake away from being found out as a fake – as an imposter.

August 26, 2016 / Imposter Syndrome
May 27, 2015 / Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is like a secret society – everyone is a member and no one talks about it. I’m writing a book about imposter syndrome and I’d really like your help!

May 27, 2015 / Imposter Syndrome

Gremlins are those small but powerful voices in your head that tell you nasty stories about yourself. They say things like “you will never be successful”, “no one will ever love you”, “you don’t deserve to be happy”…