Beat your Impostor Syndrome Like a Boss!

Patience Nyange
Posted August 17, 2020 from Kenya

Hey, hey!

How is life treating you? Is COVID-19 bringing the worst in you? Do you long to go back to the office for obvious reasons? Are you feeling as if you are second-guessing your capabilities? Wondering what the future holds for you

The good news is, you are not alone. Many of us are suffering from ‘Impostor Syndrome’. But, if COVID-19 is here to stay, then it’s time to deal with this self-defeating mindset.

My blog post has some links on how to make impostor syndrome work to your advantage. Here we go- https://www.patiencenyange.com/beat-the-imposter-syndrome-like-a-boss/

#IAmChevening #MyCheveningJourney

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Jill Langhus
Aug 17
Aug 17

Hello Patience,

How are you doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your latest blog post, and bringing up a very relevant, and real, challenge for most of us. I think COVID has brought up so much fear, and uncertainty, for people that I'm not surprised it's flaring up for most. I do think this transformative, and reflective, time period is necessary, however, so people can eventually uplevel and find a more peaceful and balances existence.

In regard to missing office gossip, and interaction, I would have to say that I don't miss it. Since I've been living in Spain for over five years now and thankfully haven't walked into an office setting, apart from my lawyer's office, that I don't miss the office politics, and gossip, on bit. I think it's quite harmful. Gossip pits others against one another, especially women, and it generally brings out the worst in people, myself included. What starts out as a just venting, or "bonding" with others, always ends up inadvertently hurting at least one person, the target person. It's so easy to get sucked in by the addictiveness of it, too, especially if you're insecure.

Anyway, that's my two cents on that:-)

Hope you have a good week!

Patience Nyange
Aug 17
Aug 17

Dear Jill,

Thank you so much for weighing in your thoughts on this matter. Well, just like you, office gossip isn't something that I thrive on, so that's one bit that I don't miss about being in an office setup. I am currently a student and yes, I don't miss even the little student gossips. I get tired and drained talking about other people. I do agree with you, gossips inadvertently end up hurting people especially the insecure ones.

As always, your feedback on my blog posts is greatly appreciated.
Stay well.

Patience.

Jill Langhus
Aug 18
Aug 18

Hello Dear,

You're welcome:-) Yes, it is draining. I'm glad you agree:-)

Glad to hear it!

You, too!

Nini Mappo
Aug 17
Aug 17

Hello Patience,
Your post reminds me of the saying that if you squeeze a tube of toothpaste, what comes out was already there. the squeeze did not put it there. I suppose it is true also of what the pressures of life brought on by Covid are bringing out in people, what was inside. Hopefully as we are confronted by this we will choose to critique our responses so that we can come out of it with a greater self awareness, maturity, contentment and gratitude.
Transitions are always difficult for anyone. This one is more challenging because it is lengthy and unpredictable and therefore uncomfortable because we don't have control, we can't have control. Maybe we can live one day at a time and ride it out, because freedom is sometimes simply another perspective away :)

Thank you for sharing and helping us question our responses to SI so that we can grow.

Cheers!

Patience Nyange
Aug 17
Aug 17

Dear Nini,
Thank you so much for your feedback and your thoughts on this very important conversation. I am glad to read your analogy about the tube of toothpaste. Makes a lot of sense. I also believe that COVID-19 with its prolonged pressures is forcing people to really doubt their capabilities. And well, you make the point when you say...transitions are always difficult for anyone.

Anyway, lets hang in there. Tomorrow will be a better day.

Thelma obani 2020
Aug 27
Aug 27

I will read through and apply them.
Thanks for sharing always.

Beth Lacey
Aug 27
Aug 27

This is a very timely topic. The longer the pandemic prevents normalcy, the greater the chances for people to experience Impostor Syndrome

Chi8629
Aug 28
Aug 28

Thank you for sharing.