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#35 Do You Ever Feel Like an Imposter?
In this episode of the Small Town Entrepreneur Podcast, host Claire Bouvier delves into a topic resonating deeply with many of us: imposter syndrome. Claire shares her personal journey, starting from her childhood experiences of feeling like she was constantly 'doing it wrong', to her diagnosis of ADHD at the age of 30. This episode shines a light on how neurodivergent individuals, particularly women entrepreneurs, often grapple with imposter syndrome.
Claire discusses how the world, designed primarily for the neurotypical majority, can inadvertently exacerbate feelings of self-doubt and alienation in neurodivergent individuals. Through a blend of personal anecdotes and research insights, she explores the origins and implications of imposter syndrome, introduced by psychologists Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes in the 1970s.
Key takeaways from this episode include:
Understanding Neurodivergence: Claire explains how neurodivergence can be a strength, urging listeners to embrace their unique ways of thinking and processing the world.Combatting Negative Thinking: Strategies to identify and counter negative thought patterns, emphasizing the importance of positive affirmations and self-acknowledgement.The Power of Community: The significance of finding support among like-minded individuals and the benefits of mentorship and accountability.Celebrating Small Wins: Encouragement to recognize and celebrate both big and small achievements in the journey of personal and professional growth.Setting Realistic Goals and Embracing Learning: Advice on setting achievable goals and embracing a continuous learning mindset.Practicing Self-Compassion: Tips on being kinder to oneself, especially in challenging times.