I love to hear entrepreneurs passionately speak about their ideas, concepts, products, and solutions being created to transform the marketplace and the human condition. Who doesn’t? That takes courage! Unfortunately, so many entrepreneurs mute or exaggerate their status when projects or businesses stall after losing a critical deal, struggle with funding, or allowing the paralysis of analysis to take hold.
It takes COURAGE to put our best ideas and concepts in an arena where our competency will be questioned while hiding the bruises gained in the creative process after our incremental (but necessary) failures. It’s also one of the reasons why many of the brilliant, creative, people we know have defaulted to”fake it til you make it” status and are suffering from “Imposters Syndrome.”
Imposter’s Syndrome sets in when our self-assigned CEO/Founder title and what we’ve publicly advertised about ourselves and our businesses and concept… have yet to successfully manifest. It’s a condition where fear-of-failure, ego, insecurity, and presumption give us cause for pause.