Overcoming imposter syndrome
This is something I deal with every time I join a new company. There are always nerves and questions of “Do I have what it takes?” “Will the team respect me?” “Will they trust me to make decisions?” I constantly have to tell myself at the beginning that there’s a reason I was hired. There are things the team saw in me that got me here.
When I look back on my career, the accomplishments are there. I’ve made a big impact and have forged strong and lasting relationships not only with my teammates and managers but also with leadership up to the C suite. What am I so worried about?? I’ve crushed it and I shouldn’t be afraid to say that. There is nothing wrong with owning the work you’ve put in and the successes you’ve had. It can be easy to forget those things sometimes, but I try to remind myself of them often. You are good at what you do, and you’re here for that reason. Own it!