Ever felt like a fraud?

You know that little voice at the back of your head?

I’m talking about the one pesky voice that rings every time you are about to do something big like make an offer… create a program… hire your first team member…

“What if I’m not good enough?”

“What if what I did was only a fluke?”

“What if people find out that I’ve been a fraud this whole time?”

That’s a phenomenon we call impostor syndrome.

The problem is: So often, coaches believe that the way past impostor syndrome is to learn more.

But the trouble with that is when discovering new things they need to learn, they realize there’s even more to learn. And then they get into this cycle of never feeling like they know enough.

They get stuck on this perpetual treadmill to:

… get another certification
… take another course
… learn a new strategy
… spend tens of thousands of dollars investing in themselves and their education.

And initially, it will feel like you’re making progress. But all it is doing is keeping you safe.

It prevents you from putting your offers out there.

It prevents you from going all in.

Think of it as: You’re taking one step forward with your marketing, but two steps backward while tiptoeing through your sales.

So you might wonder, “Christina, what is the actual solution to impostor syndrome?”

Firstly, the most important thing to recognize when looking at imposter syndrome is asking yourself, “is it completely unfounded?”

Because the truth is, sometimes we’re not actually equipped to do what we want to do. So, we’ll have to develop our skill set(Notice how I didn’t say knowledge, I said skill set!)

Now, you might wonder, how do you test your skill set?

When you know you don’t have a track record to prove your skillset, you put it to the test.

When I first started, I offered to coach someone for free for 30 days.

Cause I felt that this would be the quickest way of developing my belief and getting out of my own funk.

But at the end of the 30 days, she had no results. No progress.

And so I thought, “well, okay. Maybe I just didn’t give myself enough time.” So we extended that time out to 90 days.

And guess what? She tripled her income.

I was blown away and excited about the new possibility.

So here’s my coaching for you today:

If you are in imposter syndrome, holding yourself back, or questioning your value… How about just getting started?

(By the way, if you’re ready to go all in on your business, join me in The Online Coach Revolution. I’ll be sharing exactly what you need to launch your business into the stratosphere!)

The reason why this works is that you’re gaining experience.

And while you’re doing that, you’re not only developing your skillset, but you’re developing your belief.

Because if you’re not making offers for your paid programs or to coach somebody and make a transformation in their lives, how do you ever expect to fully believe in yourself and your skillset?

It’s time to get started and get out there. Watch the change that shows up in your life!

P.S. That same client ended up referring me to my very first paid coaching client! And I would’ve never known if I had never tested my skillset!

 

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