Top Reads Of The Week: Beware, The Imposter Syndrome

“Am I really good enough to be here?”

There are times in a professional’s life where odd questions like these pop at the back of our minds, and we begin to doubt our abilities and talents. We might even constitute our success sorely based on luck and external forces beyond our control. This phenomenon we are facing is known as imposter syndrome.

Our thoughts are more often than not, governed by what society thinks we should be. Yes, it is limiting, and at times suffocating even. But we shouldn’t keep ourselves down and succumb to such reality. We work hard for our achievements, and therefore, we deserve to celebrate every single victory in both career and life.

This week, I would like to share three articles that allow us to dive deeper into what imposter syndrome is and how we should face it head-on to overcome the challenges that go with it.

Yes, The Imposter Syndrome is Real

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There are moments where the feeling of doubt comes creeping upon us, and that is completely natural. But to let those doubts engulf us and affect our actions, that is where we should focus on and get on top of the situation. Don’t worry, you are not alone. An estimated 70% of people experience this situation at some point in their lives too.

Don’t Let Imposter Syndrome Derail Your Business

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The imposter syndrome can become dangerous if left unchecked because not only will it affect us, it might also implicate the teams and people we work together with. As leaders, the first step we should take is to identify and acknowledge the doubts we have and control it before it can start questioning our abilities, and from there, we can move on in confidence.

4 Ways To Overcome Imposter Syndrome

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An inspirational and motivating article revolving around business growth coach Jill McAbe and how she went through imposter syndrome due to a difficult past and unfavourable circumstances. The four tips given might appear simple, but it is highly beneficial for professionals to put into practice and grow beyond the doubts we might have.

About Timeo-Performance

We were founded with a vision to improve the world of work for everyone

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Through recruitment, training and consulting, Timeo-Performance provides solutions for increased performance of companies, teams, and individuals. As our clients are in the center of global business and often serve the APAC region, our solutions need to be sustainable in a multicultural and remote context.

Our joint venture with Akteos, the European leader in intercultural training, and partnership with digital learning solutions provider CrossKnowledge have therefore been organic and logical additions to our service. Timeo-Performance has been helping companies in APAC increase business performance since 2008 with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

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As busy professionals, our schedules are often filled to the brim with meetings and tasks to complete. We can get so caught up with work that we might even forget our all-important lunch and power through dinner as well. Alas, we can only do so much given the 24 hours we have in a day. While time management is vital, being productive is another matter in its entirety.Enter time batching.


Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance

Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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