June 7, 2021– We are talking about Author Mindset all this month and I’m excited to dig into some really cool stuff about the brain, beliefs, and what’s potentially holding you back from living our best author life.
I’ve been so fortunate to have the opportunity to work on some really fabulous projects with incredibly talented authors. The topics that have been presented have been fascinating and one in particular had me flying down the rabbit hole at lightning speed; the subject matter was energy and limiting beliefs.
How you see yourself as an author has a HUGE impact on your success and by believing that you’re less than you are, doesn’t serve you.
Imposter syndrome (feeling like you’re not good enough and an imposter in your field/believing that others see you as incompetent) is common among authors here’s why:
1) Compare-When we start comparing ourselves to other authors, that’s when we give up our power! You are who you are and you write how you write, that is enough!
2) Focus-When we focus on our past failures we tend to feel like imposters. It’s important to forget the past, learn from it and move on. Don’t focus on the things that didn’t work out, focus on your achievements to date and what you hope to achieve in the future.
3) Perfection– If we wait for perfection, we’ll never begin. Your writing doesn’t need to be perfect and guess what? It never will be and neither will you, but who cares? Focus on improvement, not perfection and you’ll never feel like an imposter.
Be your authentic self as an author and don’t worry about how others see you; all that matters is how you see yourself!