How I Finally Beat Imposter Syndrome |

How I Finally Beat Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome affects 70 percent of us - including me.

The global financial crisis hit my business - and my confidence - hard.

I had built a 6-figure home-based consulting business and then in June 2008 I lost three out of my four biggest customers and more than 50 percent of my income evaporated overnight. 

Quite honestly I felt like a fraud because here I was helping other business owners to grow their business and yet I was struggling. 

The key for me moving past the feeling of self-doubt was to get out of my own head, and focus instead of serving my clients.  Instead of focusing internally (on my own failures, mistakes and shortcomings) I made a conscious effort to focusing externally - on how I could help my clients and add more value.

It sounds almost too simple - but that small shift in thinking and getting out of my own head was the key that enabled me to move forward and rebuild my business.

Mark Whitby

Mark Whitby is one of the world's leading coaches for the recruitment industry. Since 2001, he has trained over 10,000 recruiters in 34 countries. Mark has helped recruiters to double or triple their billings and owners to increase their team's sales by 67% in 90 days.

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