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PM Impostor Syndrome is real
A significant amount of people feel the impostor syndrome. “Someone is going to understand I shouldn’t be where I am, because I am not as good as others think”.
If you’re feeling this, bring it up with your manager. ASAP. Two things will happen:
- you’ll realize your manager likely felt (or feels) this way. Most managers have gone through it. You are not alone.
- As your manager has been through this, they can coach you into realizing you’re not an impostor. You’re exactly where you should be.
The reason we have too many real impostors as managers and leaders, is because the fake impostors didn’t get the necessary reassurance they were worthy, and got surpassed by those who weren’t.