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Designing Confidence: A Workshop for Dealing with Impostor Syndrome

82694371503e710d3d3e8b7147c5a539?s=47 Amy Silvers
April 26, 2015

Designing Confidence: A Workshop for Dealing with Impostor Syndrome

A mini-workshop that Lori Widelitz-Cavallucci and I gave at the 2015 IA Summit

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Amy Silvers

April 26, 2015
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  1. #ImpSyn Designing Confidence: A Workshop for Dealing with Impostor Syndrome

    Lori Widelitz-Cavallucci Amy Silvers IA Summit 
 April 26, 2015 #ImpSyn
  2. #ImpSyn • Take Our Survey: http://goo.gl/VeYzId • Collaborate on our

    wiki: https:// sites.google.com/site/designingconfidence/ welcome • Email us: designingconfidence@gmail.com
  3. #ImpSyn @lwcavallucci @A_Silvers #DesignConfidence

  4. #ImpSyn My co-workers Me

  5. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn “Impostor Phenomenon designates an internal experience of intellectual

    phoniness.”
  6. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn “I’m not as capable as people think I

    am.”
  7. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn Any praise and recognition leads to discounting the

    success.
  8. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn “My success is due to luck and nothing

    else.”
  9. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn Outperform

  10. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn Avoid

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  15. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn What's the worst thing that can happen?

  16. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn Don't equate expertise with infallibility. We can be

    both.
  17. #ImpSyn Oops!

  18. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn We only see what others want us to

    see, including insecurities and fears.
  19. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn Behaviors = changeable Attributes not changeable

  20. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn "just" "only"

  21. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn Get one! Be one!

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  23. #ImpSyn –Steven Ungerleider, Ph.D. “…research shows that athletes who envision

    themselves performing well throughout the day tend to have these positive visions at night …reinforcing the image of success in their brains.”
  24. #ImpSyn You can’t get rid of negative thoughts, but you

    can make them powerless.
  25. #ImpSyn #ImpSyn We are all in this together. YOU ARE

    NOT ALONE!
  26. #ImpSyn Habit Loop

  27. #ImpSyn Story Arc Current State Exposition Inciting Incident or Complication

    Rising Action Crisis Climax Falling Action or Denouement
  28. #ImpSyn Story Arc Example of Current State Interviewing for a

    new job, feeling positive about how interviews went Receiving rejections from the interviews & feeling like a fraud Raging Impostor Syndrome I can’t do this job and must not have any talent as a designer otherwise these interviews would have better outcomes - feels like giving up Fighting to prove these feelings wrong This is “effing” hard!!! Where do you go from here???? (You’ll create this in your Future State) Future State: What’s the reward? Future State: This is where you will overcome
  29. #ImpSyn Story Arc Future (Desired) State Exposition Inciting Incident or

    Complication Rising Action Crisis Climax Falling Action or Denouement
  30. #ImpSyn “What happens when Impostor Syndrome takes over?”

  31. #ImpSyn Exercise:
 Muscle memory and identifying triggers

  32. #ImpSyn “He who has a why can endure any how.”

    Frederick Nietzche
  33. #ImpSyn Find Your Purpose

  34. #ImpSyn A Final Thought “The beauty of the impostor syndrome

    is you vacillate between extreme egomania and a complete feeling of: ‘I’m a fraud! Oh God, they’re on to me! I’m a fraud!’ So you just try to ride the egomania when it comes and enjoy it, and then slide through the idea of fraud.”—Tina Fey
  35. #ImpSyn

  36. #ImpSyn Thanks for participating!

  37. #ImpSyn • Take Our Survey: http://goo.gl/VeYzId • Collaborate on our

    wiki: https:// sites.google.com/site/designingconfidence/ welcome • Email us: designingconfidence@gmail.com