March’s Book To Live By

I have never received as many requests from Women on Fire to cover a topic as I did with the Impostor Syndrome.

This phenomenon reflects how a shockingly high number — estimates range to 70 percent — of accomplished women feel as though they are faking it in their careers and are doomed to being discovered.

Our March Book To Live By selection looks at this sneaky form of self-sabotage that can show itself in many forms. It causes so much suffering by undercutting confidence and stirring feelings of shame.

It is my pleasure to introduce you to a book from a leading expert on the topic:

The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It, by Valerie Young, Ed.D.

Dr. Young has spent more than 30 years researching this phenomenon and helping to find life-changing solutions.

Key offerings in the book include:

  • Subtle ways society puts down women that affect how they perceive themselves
  • Surprising traits that reflect feelings of being a fraud
  • Scenarios commonly faced by women that lower their self-esteem and expose vulnerabilities
  • Defense mechanisms the Impostor Syndrome elicits, such as overworking, never finishing a project and procrastination
  • End-of-chapter activities to help you change your thoughts and actions

It is my fondest hope that all of you conquer any feelings of self-doubt and see how amazing you really are!

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March 2017 Sneak Peek interview with Valerie Young

“Sure, I’ve had success, but I don’t deserve it. People are going to figure out that I don’t really know what I’m doing.”

Does that sounds like you?

Is it your secret fear that your career is less about capability and hard work and more about timing or even luck?

It has been estimated that 70 percent of working women — and quite a few men — suffer from feelings of being a fraud in their careers.

For the March Women on Fire Membership interview, Founder Debbie Phillips talked with Dr. Valerie Young, a leading expert on a phenomenon known as the Impostor Syndrome.

When Debbie recently asked what topics women wanted her to explore, this subject topped the responses.

If you’re not yet part of our Women on Fire membership yet, be our guest and listen in as Dr. Young explains what the Impostor Syndrome is:

In the full interview, you’re going to learn:

  • Typical thought patterns of the Impostor Syndrome
  • Ways feeling like a fraud is holding you back
  • Competency types most prone to intense self-doubt
  • Stories of women who are fighting these secret fears
  • Inspiring yet practical strategies to break free of this crippling cycle
  • Tips for parents to raise confident children and so much more

Dr. Young has spent more than 30 years studying this debilitating phenomenon. She has the answers to help you free yourself of feeling less than how amazing you truly are.

If you are already a member of our Women on Fire monthly membership, the full interview will soon arrive in your mailbox!

If you aren’t yet a member and want to receive this Women on Fire exclusive, click here to join us today.

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P.S. If you join today, you will have access to this powerful interview, the March 14, 2017 Women on Fire live video masterclass where you have the opportunity to be coached by me, and the private Women on Fire Facebook page. Join now.

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