Overcoming Imposter Anxiety
Move Beyond Fear of Failure and Self-Doubt to Embrace Your Worthy, Capable Self
by Ijeoma Nwaogu
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Pub Date 30 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 01 Oct 2023
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
Despite your accomplishments, do you ever worry that you aren't good enough or capable enough? Have you reached high levels of success, yet still suspect that you're just "faking it?" If so, you may have imposter syndrome-the persistent, internalized, irrational fear of being exposed as a fraud, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. You aren't alone. Too often, highly talented and successful people allow self-doubt to cloud their view of themselves. So, how can you start celebrating your hard-earned success and move forward in life with confidence?
In Overcoming Imposter Anxiety, imposter syndrome expert Ijeoma Nwaogu offers proven-effective and culturally informed strategies grounded in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you stand up to imposter anxiety, alleviate self-doubt and the fear of failure, and live with authenticity. You'll learn to anticipate and understand the triggers that cause your imposter thoughts, and discover ways to shift your mindset so you can move past fear, honour your achievements, and focus on your goals.
You'll also learn how to:
- Respond to imposter thoughts and feelings
- Overcome your fear of failure and affirm your competence
- Embrace the qualities that make you unique
- Build an encouraging support network
- Help yourself by helping others
It's time to ditch self-limiting beliefs, so you can start living life with greater courage, confidence, and authenticity. This book will help guide you, step by step.
“In Overcoming Imposter Anxiety, Ijeoma Nwaogu offers the quintessential guide to overcoming imposter anxiety. She offers a joyful strategy to master the inner critic and become the best version of ourselves with this easy-to-follow guide where she includes charts, case examples, and questions that challenge and realign our perspectives. Nwaogu wrote a road map to walking the walk, confidently and calm with your head held high.”
—Kim Lee Hughes, PhD, past president and archivist of the Association of Multicultural Counseling & Development
“Ijeoma Nwaogu diligently introduces the concept of imposter anxiety, a phenomenon that impacts people from all walks of life. With relatable examples, reassurance, and honesty, Ijeoma presents the multidimensional elements of imposter anxiety, which goes a long way in dispelling a one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with this phenomenon. Do not expect quick fixes in this book. The tools that Ijeoma provides require honest conversations, deliberate practice, and frequent reflection.”
—Nyasha M. GuramatunhuCooper, PhD, award-winning leadership educator, facilitator, speaker, and founder of Girton Road Leadership Learning and Consulting