A while back, one of the Soup co-founders took to the group with a vulnerable post about something he struggles with on a daily basis known as imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome, which can be considered an underlying symptom of low-self-esteem, is a condition that causes successful people to doubt their abilities and question the validity of their success and their work. It's common in extremely driven people who've attained or are attaining a high level of achievement and it causes feelings of inadequacy in their field regardless of their proven track record.
While we all have doubts from time to time, someone with imposter syndrome may find it affecting their work as well as their mindset. Many sources recommend precisely what our co-founder recommends below and that is to get out of your head and be mindful of the evidence of your success. Check out his post below!
"Let's talk about leaning into fear. It's something we all must do at various points to make progress in our lives and our careers.
I do not talk about it much but I deal with imposter syndrome.
Between all the stone throwers we get screenshots of from outside of Soup, to the owners of other educations trying to make ours sound like it's not the gold standard of the industry, it is tough to not question yourself a bit.
I know my stuff is good and I know my intent with Agents is always in the right place, but when you read what others say about you often enough there are moments you ask yourself if maybe they're right.
So, now that the table is set. I've had a mini-course in my head that I have wanted to put together for ya'll. It's a topic you could say I know a little bit about. Growing profitable groups on social media that you can monetize for your Agency.
So I put the outline of the course together - put the slides together - prettied the slides up - and it's all ready to go.
I havent started recording it yet.
Because I have that stupid voice in the back of my head right now telling me I have no right making it.
But Mike - you and Taylor own the largest group on Facebook for Agents.
But Mike - the groups you ran when you were in Agency were responsible for 40% of revenue.
But Mike - you have given speeches and workshops on the topic and have gotten standing ovations.
Yeah I know. But that's not how imposter syndrome works.
That's not how fear works.
So, here I am with a badass education for y'all that I have not been able to get started because I am in my own head.
You know how I will get out of my own head?
When I am done with this post I am starting to record.
You have to lean into your fears. You have to lean into your insecurities. You have to tune out self doubt and the haters even more.
Just lean in.
And get started."