Mar 29, 2021
As a salesperson, how do you focus on others to help
overcome your own imposter syndrome? Join Linda Yates and
Melissa Oakes as they talk about overcoming imposter syndrome by
- Melissa Oakes is all about helping others feel good about
- Her approach is simple, she asks people of the best day of
their lives and she lets them tell their story.
- Melissa Oakes works for Hair Club, it’s a company that helps
people with their hair and live their life just as if everyday was
the best day of their life.
The Imposter Syndrome
- Imposter syndrome is about people who, in some many cases, had
done quite well for themselves but they didn’t have that feeling of
accomplishment and they fear of getting found out.
- They may have a title but on the inside, they feel that
they’re not good enough.
- There are people who are meant to be in front of the house
while others are supposed to be in the back of the
- Don’t let the negativity or the feeling that ‘i’m not good
enough for you’ but instead determine what’s going to be good
enough for yourself.
- Challenge yourself to learn everything you can to get in front
of people and be comfortable with it.
- When you’re too focused on the things that you lack, you lose
so much valuable insight.
- Melissa discovered that she is at her best when she is focused
- If you experience setbacks, try to look at it as an
opportunity. When something doesn’t go your way, try to be
adaptable and flexible.
- Even with setbacks, you can still help other people. Find out
what’s important for them and try to find ways to help them.
There’s always a lesson that you can learn from every
Baby steps to overcome the imposter syndrome
- Move your voice of perfection to progress. Instead of focusing
on being perfect, focus on your goals instead and on the progress
that you’re making. Be in the moment.
- Celebrate your wins. When somebody says thank you to you,
accept it and don’t question it. Manage your self-doubt by not
focusing on the “No”.
- When there are interruptions in your life, take a step back and
listen. Accentuate the positive and believe that you can make it
“Focus on Others to Help Overcome Your Own Imposter Syndrome”
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