Action Cures Fear: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome with Content Marketing #219

In this episode of “The Know, Like & Trust Show”, Britney Gardner explores how action cures fear and helps to overcome impostor syndrome. If you’re feeling like a fraud, developing a content marketing plan can help.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

  • How action cures fear and why content helps cure impostor syndrome
  • The two layers of impostor syndrome
  • How showing up will help you refine your frameworks

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Highlights in this episode:

[00:00:48] The two layers of imposter syndrome

[00:01:31] Action cures fear – one of my favorite quotes

[00:02:23] It’s all been said before?

[00:08:06] Changing your mind about something is okay

[00:10:45] The tortoise and the hair and imposter syndrome

[00:12:15] Creating content forces you to organize your thoughts

How Taking Action With a Content Plan Will Help Cure Your Imposter Syndrome

Are you feeling overwhelmed by Imposter Syndrome? You’re not alone. We explore the two layers of Imposter Syndrome in this article and how Taking Action With a Content Plan Will Help Cure it. We’ll discuss how showing up with content is both easy and hard, and how applying your knowledge is the key to conquering fear and refining your frameworks. I’ll also outline my own journey of taking action to cure fear and developing my brandscaping framework and Be SEEN Method. Join us as we talk about how to kick Imposter Syndrome to the curb with content!

Why is it important to take action with a content plan to help cure imposter syndrome?

Having a content plan is an important part of helping to cure imposter syndrome. It can help entrepreneurs and business professionals to become more confident in their own abilities and ideas, as well as to establish a personal brand. 

A content plan can provide structure and direction to help entrepreneurs focus their efforts and stay on track. It also allows entrepreneurs to build a presence and create a consistent narrative about their personal brand in the marketplace. Not only does a content plan provide structure and direction, but it also helps to boost confidence and self-esteem. It can also help to build a community of like-minded individuals who can provide support and feedback. 

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Take action to cure fear and combat Imposter Syndrome.
  2. Write or talk about what you do to develop a framework and method for what you do.
  3. Show up consistently to refine your frameworks and define your product suite.

Take action to cure fear and combat Imposter Syndrome.

Taking action is the key to curing fear and combating Imposter Syndrome. To start, it’s important to identify which areas of your skill set or knowledge base feel the most intimidating. Once this is determined, you can begin to take action to build your confidence in those areas. 

Start by talking and/or writing about what you’re doing. This will help you to recognize which areas are easier for you, and which are more of a struggle, and may help you to specialize in a certain area or topic. Writing or talking about what you’re doing will allow you to realize how much you do, in fact, know. 

As you take action, you may stumble and make mistakes, but this is all part of the process. Fear and Imposter Syndrome can stop you in your tracks, but it’s important to remember that failure is part of the process. Take action to improve and learn from your mistakes. This will help you to build your confidence, combat fear, and ultimately cure Imposter Syndrome.

Write or talk about what you do to develop a framework and method for what you do.

Writing or talking about what you do is not only a great way to cure Impostor Syndrome, it helps you develop a framework and method for what you do. 

This step requires you to take action by either writing or talking about your skills and experiences. Writing allows you to reflect and organize your thoughts, while talking allows you to explain more, and give examples. 

Doing either of these activities will help you develop a framework and method that you can use to teach, sell, and clearly define your product suite. 

When you start writing or talking about your skills, you will start to recognize which areas are your sweet spot. You’ll recognize patterns across various clients and create a framework that works for you. 

By taking action and writing or talking about what you do, you will gain a better understanding of your skills and be able to explain them confidently to clients. You will also have the opportunity to create a framework and method that works for you, giving you the confidence to move forward in your business.

Creating a proprietary framework for your process

When creating a framework and method for what you do, it is important to have a clear plan and set of goals in place. You’ll want to break it down into clear, easy-to-understand steps for your audience to understand. Here’s a few questions to guide you:

  • How are you moving them from point A to point B?
  • Can you name the framework with a memorable acronym?
  • Are you teaching ONE simple concept in each step?
  • What is the outcome they’ll receive at each stage?

This plan should include the steps you will take to reach your goals, how you will measure your progress, and how you will evaluate your success. Writing or talking about these elements can help you identify the key components of your framework and create a solid plan to reach those goals. 

Show up consistently to refine your frameworks and define your product suite.

Showing up consistently is key to refining your frameworks and defining your product suite. This means creating content on a regular basis, such as writing blog articles, posting on social media, or even live streaming.

It’s also likely that you’ll gain insight and realize which tweaks you need to make to your framework in order to make it easier for people to accomplish the results you are promising. This is a good thing!

You may also realize which areas need to be added to your current framework or which areas could be improved, particularly when you get a lot of engagement on this kind of content. This will allow you to refine your framework and make it more efficient for your clients. 

It is important to dedicate the appropriate amount of time to refine your frameworks and define your product suite. 

It’s important to take action by writing or talking about your skills, refining your framework, and defining your product suite. This will help you to become more confident in your own abilities and ideas, as well as to establish a personal brand. With consistent effort, you can build a presence and create a consistent narrative while also helping to build your self-esteem and confidence. Remember, you are capable of achieving success and don’t let imposter syndrome hold you back!

I’d love to hear how you apply to get confidence and growth. Leave me a comment on how it went for you, or drop any questions you want me to answer!

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