Are You Suffering From Imposter Syndrome?

By Karen Harris | January 29, 2020

As we head into another new month in this new year and new decade, many people, I know, struggle with self-doubt and those old messages that play in their heads that convince them they are not worthy – or imposters. Nothing really could be further from the truth - but turning on the light that allows people to step out of their comfort zones and send limited belief systems packing is not always a simple process. 

I think that the ability to help people flip that switch and shift perspectives is one of the reasons that Dan Thurmon is such an in-demand motivational keynote speaker. He inspires audiences to live off balance on purpose – so that they can experience life on an entirely different level and be able to clearly see opportunities that would not have otherwise presented themselves. 

Recently Dan shared a video with three valuable strategies for dispelling the “imposter syndrome” and the absolute power to be found in stepping out of that mindset and into the unfamiliar. One of the things he said really struck home, “The most valuable people in a team are those who can enter the unfamiliar and become what’s necessary.” 

Wow. It made me want to search for a few other “Dan-isms” that I thought might make a difference for those who are eager to make this a breakthrough year personally and professionally. 

Here are some of my favorites: 

  • “If you limit yourself to what’s comfortable, you deny yourself what’s possible.”
  • “You’ll never reach your full potential. Your potential is infinite.”
  • “Getting a G.R.I.P. means, “Grasp Reality. Influence the Process.”
  • “Don’t compartmentalize your life. Connect it.”
  • “Success in life is not determined by your circumstances, but by your actions.”

Dan feels  the reason that people struggle with change is that they believe they have to compartmentalize their life and keep everything in balance. He regularly says that work/life balance thing is a myth, by the way. Instead, Dan teaches that we need to ask these questions:  What if you lived Off Balance On Purpose? What if instead of resisting uncertainty, you leaned into it? And what if rather than bringing your “work-self” to the office, you brought 100% of who you are?

That’s where the magic is. Leaning into who you truly are and all you were put here on earth to do. I love Dan’s messages and the energy and insights he brings to the stage and I think you will to! 

To learn more about Dan, head over to his profile and see a little more about why he’s invited back again and again by clients around the world. While you’re there, be sure to check out all our extraordinary keynote speakers. We love what they stand for, and what they do to challenge audiences and inspire change!  We’re here if you need us! Make it an amazing week!

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