Of the many challenges successful entrepreneurs and business leaders face, none may be as damaging or difficult to conquer as silencing their worst critics—their own negative nagging inner voices.
If you’re a leader, innovator, or entrepreneur who’s ever told yourself …
“I’m not supposed to be here …”
“I only got lucky; but that leader has the real talent … ”
“I don’t deserve an award. It should go to that other person …”
“One of these days, everyone’s going to figure out that I’m in over my head …”
… then you’ve met The Impostor who denigrates your own competencies while praising those of others.
But, The Impostor’s voice doesn’t have to dominate your life or hold you back any longer from reaching your goals. Dealing with The Impostor is a mind game that you can win!
In Overcoming the Impostor, Kris Kelso breaks down how founders and leaders can recognize impostor syndrome in their own lives. He gives practical ideas for silencing their inner critics and offers attainable solutions for effectively overcoming and defeating The Impostor.
With reflection questions at the end of each chapter and practical how-to tips, Overcoming the Impostor gives you the tools and techniques to:
Change your thinking and lead with confidence
Disarm the inner critic and silence the nagging voice inside your head
Shift your perspective on what defines failure
Identify when The Impostor has been at work in your life and career in the past
Manage effectively The Impostor’s appearance in the future
See how The Impostor makes you feel unique for all the wrong reasons
Understand how The Impostor leads you to self sabotage
Recognize how fear of failure, not asking for help, and comparing yourself to others invites The Impostor’s influence
Understand how community and vulnerability play vital roles in helping you succeed
Use the 3 Ps—Progress, Passion, and Purpose—to define your success
Create ten new habits that will help you overcome The Impostor
Freeing yourself from the influence of The Impostor is not a one-time event; it’s an ongoing effort. You have to change the way that you think, make some conscious decisions that are not natural or comfortable, and step forward even when you’d rather stay in the background.
Overcoming the Impostor is a practical guide for starting your journey toward freedom from the beliefs that hold you back and keep you down. It’s time to embrace the clarity and confidence needed to change your life and take your career to the next level.
Kris Kelso is a keynote speaker for leadership conferences, corporate events, and universities and has been both a guest and host on television and radio programs. Trained and certified as an executive coach, Kris has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners, and their leadership teams. He is an advisor and instructor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, is a Facilitator / Coach with The Alternative Board, and is a contributing writer for The Nashville Business Journal.
Kris has founded multiple companies and has served on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations. He is an active member of Cornerstone Nashville where he serves, teaches, and coaches other leaders. He lives with his wife and three teenaged sons in Nashville, Tennessee; Overcoming The Impostor is his first book.