How Imposter Syndrome can affect your Personal Brand
It May be Surprising to Hear, But I’ve Felt Like an Imposter
I know what you’re thinking—how can someone who has been in the business of professional brand photography for over ten years possibly feel like an imposter? Well, let me explain.
What is Imposter Syndrome?
Imposter syndrome is a psychological phenomenon that can affect high-achieving individuals. It’s common to feel like you don’t deserve your success, but it’s important to note that there are no specific personality characteristics that make you more susceptible to imposter syndrome. It can happen to anyone and everyone!
Imposter syndrome is typically experienced by those who have been successful in their career or by those who have done something well for the first time. The feelings of fraud arise when an individual feels like they’ve succeeded due to luck rather than hard work and skill, even though there is evidence otherwise.
For example, You might think that your good grades at school were only because you had access to resources others didn’t have access to; or maybe because your parents helped with homework every night; or maybe just because it was easier for YOU than it would be for someone else…
How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome.
As a professional brand photographer, I have been doing this job for 10 years. I’ve had many clients and am proud of the work I do. My work has been published in magazines, newspapers, and books. I have won awards for my photography.
In short: I am a professional brand photographer and video strategist!
I know what you’re thinking—what does all that mean? Well, I once had Imposter Syndrome, it lastest a short time… I realized life is too short not to be showing up.. for my family, friends, and clients. This is really important work because it makes an impact on people who buy things every day and want your brand to be the one they choose over any other company selling similar products/services! …
The More You Practice Your Skills, The Less You Will Feel Like an Imposter.
The more you practice your skills, the less you will feel like an imposter.
It’s a fact that as a professional brand photographer, you can only get better with more experience and practice. The more photos you take, the more comfortable in front of the camera you become and the better shots you’ll get.
If there’s anything I’ve learned from my experience as a professional brand photographer, it’s that the more time I put into practising my craft has resulted in me feeling like less of an imposter when it comes to leading my team or interacting with clients in person or over email.
My top piece of advice for anyone who feels like an imposter is to practice your skills. The more you do what you love and learn from your mistakes, the more confident you will become. Don’t compare yourself to others or let negative thoughts creep in—just keep doing what makes you happy!
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