The Fraud Syndrome

Fraud syndrome

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

  • I can’t believe I got into university/graduate school/med school/law school/etc…..
  • I can’t believe they actually hired me/promoted me/made me manager
  • I can’t believe I’m here because I don’t know what I’m doing.
  • I can’t believe they asked me to talk, I don’t know anything.
  • Someone is going to find out I shouldn’t be here and I’ll get kicked out.

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Building Self-Confidence

At any given time women vacillate between having total self-confidence and drowning in doubt and anxiety. When someone asks what you do for a living, do you keep your dreams to yourself so that you can’t get criticized for not achieving them?  Did someone tell you you’ll never be a lawyer/doctor/graduate student/leader/public speaker/good at math – and now you actually believe them? Read More