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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome’s Opposite

Your Empowered Self

You are probably well aware of the imposter syndrome that makes sufferers experience intense feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt despite how successful they may be. However, few people know of its opposite, which is aptly called the empowered self. To understand what it is, think of having a mindset that compels you to be comfortable in your skin, confident of your abilities and skills, and constantly makes you feel capable and worthy of success. In this article, I, a mindset coach, will walk you through everything you can do to overcome the opposite of imposter syndrome and nurture your empowered self. I have helped thousands of clients overcome limiting beliefs and would like to do the same for you.

Acknowledge and challenge limiting beliefs

Our self-doubt often stems from limiting beliefs that we have developed over time. These beliefs can be deeply ingrained and hold us back from achieving our full potential. It’s essential to identify and challenge them. Start by asking yourself what beliefs you hold about yourself, your abilities, and your worthiness. Write them down and examine whether they serve you. If not, challenge each belief with evidence to the contrary. Over time, you will rewire your brain to accept more empowering beliefs.

Celebrate your achievements

One of the hallmarks of imposter syndrome’s opposite is celebrating your successes. Too often, we minimize our achievements or attribute them to luck or external factors. Instead, make a conscious effort to acknowledge your accomplishments, no matter how small. Write them down and reflect on how far you’ve come. Celebrating your successes builds confidence and reinforces the belief that you are capable of achieving more.

Practice self-compassion

The empowered self is kind to themselves and practices self-compassion. This means treating yourself with the same kindness and understanding you would offer to a friend. When you’re feeling self-doubt or inadequacy, pause and ask yourself what you would say to a friend in the same situation. Then offer yourself the same level of kindness and support. Self-compassion is not self-indulgence, but a crucial component of a healthy mindset.

Embrace challenges as opportunities

Another component of the empowered self is embracing challenges as opportunities for growth. Instead of shying away from difficult tasks or situations, lean into them. Look for ways to expand your skills and experience. Know that setbacks and failures are not a reflection of your worth as a person but a necessary part of the learning process. As you overcome challenges, you build resilience and confidence in your abilities.

Surround yourself with support

Finally, remember that none of us can achieve success alone. Surround yourself with people who support your goals and uplift you. Seek out mentors, coaches, or a supportive community. Having a strong support system can make all the difference in overcoming self-doubt and reaching your full potential.


The empowered self is a mindset that allows us to approach our lives with confidence, self-assurance, and a belief in our worthiness. Overcoming imposter syndrome’s opposite requires acknowledging and challenging limiting beliefs, celebrating achievements, practicing self-compassion, embracing challenges, and surrounding ourselves with support. It’s not a quick fix, but a journey of self-discovery and growth. As a mindset coach, I believe that everyone has the potential to tap into their inner strength and live a life of empowerment. Are you ready to take the first step?

For additional details or questions or to schedule a complimentary coaching session on how you can develop and leverage an empowered self to maximize potential and transform for a balanced, happier and impactful life, please email me at


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