Got Impostor Syndrome?

  • Do you (or someone you know) chalk your accomplishments up to things like luck, timing, or the belief that “it’s just because they like me”?
  • Do you (or someone you know) agonize over even the smallest flaws in your work?
  • Do you (or someone you know) believe “If I can do it, anybody can”?
  • When you (or someone you know) do succeed, do you secretly feel like you fooled them again?
  • Do you (or someone you know) worry that you’re going to be “found out?”

If so, join the club!

Enjoy this complimentary excerpt from Dr. Valerie Young’s award-winning book, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown Business/Random House).

Chapter 6: The Competence Rule Book for Mere Mortals

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