Ever since I began working with trial attorneys, I’ve noticed that the journey from “beginner” attorney to “rock star” attorney was circular.
Meaning, when attorneys first begin, they look to the greats and attempt to copy what they’re doing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched a trial attorney come through my office and present an opening statement or conduct jury selection using the same words, voice tone and body language of the originator. Nearly every time it falls flat.
Anyone, in any profession goes through this same learning curve as well. When I first started out, I copied my mentor all the time. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this. It’s how many of us learn.
But it’s not until we come back to ourselves that we finally find what we’re really looking for.
After trying to mimic the people in your life or profession you admire, there comes a time when you must let go of attempting to be someone else and become who you were always meant to be.
It’s no accident that this happens only after we’ve “tried on” other people’s styles. Except for the rare bird that is born knowing exactly who and what they are, most of us have to experiment a bit before we find out how we want to show up in the world.
But find out we must.
Because when you stop searching and realize the person you’ve been waiting for is YOU, everything starts to shift.
You are enough. Just as you are. Are you ready to forge your own path and find your own way? Enough with the copying. Let’s find out what you can do when you embrace who you are, flaws and all.
I’m excited to see what happens. Are you ready?
Join the waitlist on the home page to learn more.
Do you suffer from this?
Symptoms include: feeling inadequate, fear of being “found out,” never feeling good enough and a host of other shitty feelings.
I used to say everyone suffers from it, but I’ve recently changed my mind.
No, the only people suffering from Imposter Syndrome are those who are living lives of courage.
Listen, if you’re living a comfortable, cushy life where safety is your primary concern, where making sure you never fail is on your agenda and where you never risk looking stupid, I can guarantee you don’t suffer from Imposter Syndrome.
It’s only when you’re out there living a big, bold life, attempting to realize your potential that Imposter Syndrome sneaks in.
That doesn’t mean you don’t suffer. Pushing the envelope and reaching for the stars can activate Imposter Syndrome and make you feel miserable. The fear that someone will find out you have no idea what you’re doing can eat you alive.
Here’s what you need to remember: you’ll never know “enough.” And that’s because there’s always more to learn! No one ever feels 100% ready when taking on new challenges. And waiting until you do feel ready means you’ll keep waiting and waiting and waiting.
You’re not an imposter.
When Imposter Syndrome rears its ugly head remind yourself this is a good sign. It means you’re stepping out in boldness and living into your potential. Take Imposter Syndrome and flip the script: see it as evidence that you’re willing to feel uncomfortable in order to live the life of your dreams.
Here’s a podcast episode you might enjoy
Sari's passion is to help you TAP into your power from the inside, out. "Power Tools" provides real talk that gives you tools and reminders for tapping into your power instead of giving in to your excuses.