Chris Pietschmann

husband, father, hacker, entrepreneur, futurist, innovator, autodidact

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Imposter Syndrome is Fake

Ok, maybe the title of this post is a little extreme. However, let me explain what I mean. Really, Imposter Syndrome is fake. It's just something you do to yourself. Think about it. Make a list of why you think you're inferior. Why are you an Imposter? Go ahead write down a list or think of it in your head. Ok, now that you have a list... Every reason you can come up with of why you're an imposter is based on comparing yourself to someone else. And, to make it worse you aren't comparing yourself... [More]

On Being an Expert

There are many definitions of what it means to be an expert. Everyone likes to be seen as an expert, but many don't feel worthy of the title. This feeling of being unworthy relates to the "Imposter Syndrome" where an individual feels inferior because they constantly compare their single self to everyone else's combined selves. While it's really not possible for everyone to be "THE" expert, it's an absolute constant that everyone is "AN" expert is some fashion. Are you "AN" expert? Yes.Am I "AN" ... [More]