Podcast Episode #12 // How to Be Boss Even When Yo...

Podcast Episode #12 // How to Be Boss Even When You Feel Like a Fraud

In today’s episode of Being Boss, Emily and Kathleen talk about feeling like a fraud, falling into the comparison trap, and coping with perfectionism.

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • What makes you feel like a fraud? Exploring “fraudulent feelings.”
  • Getting in the right mind: How to move past those fraudulent feelings.
  • Accepting that doing new things for the first time is part of growing in your business. Getting over those fraudulent feelings of not being an “expert” when you’re providing a service for the first time.
  • Liberating yourself from doing things you’re not good at and that you hate doing so that you can focus on the things you’re really amazing at.
  • Practicing good habits and routines to banish fraudulent feelings.
  • Avoiding the mindset of needing things to be perfect before you move forward. Learning how to launch before you’re ready.
  • How to find proof that you’re not a fraud.
  • Defining your role in your business and what you do for your clients.
  • Finding your creative pack support system to share your feelings. of insecurity so that you can banish your self-doubt.
  • Reframing fraudy feeling and using them to fuel your business.

Claiming Expertise and Mistakes


'Having negative feelings about other people is usually just negative feelings you have about yourself.' @andkathleen Click To Tweet To be an expert, you don't have to know it all. And to be a business owner, you don't have to do it all. @andkathleen Click To Tweet 'Sometimes to be an expert, you just have to be two steps ahead of who you're helping.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet Sometimes having the idea is enough. Then you can spot the opportunity a more easily along the way. -@andkathleen Click To Tweet

Creative entrepreneurs are just two steps ahead


As we get older, we let frustration stop us. Kids don't let self-doubt stop them from trying again. @EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet Claiming your expertise and moving forward in your business doesn't mean you won't make mistakes. -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Trust that you will know the answers when the time comes.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'You can always test and change. Nothing in life is unfixable.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet

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