Imposter Syndrome: Why We Have it, and How to Kick it in the Privates!

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Imposter Syndrome: Why We Have it, and How to Kick it in the Privates!
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Imposter Syndrome: Why We Have it, and How to Kick it in the Privates on User Defenders podcast

Imposter Syndrome is a very common and unwelcome condition especially among creative people. In Jason Ogle’s very first monologue episode, he…wait, it’s me writing this (and my voice matters, dog gonnit!)…I tackle the important, and very common condition among creative people known as imposter syndrome. I address what it is, why we have it, and how to kick it in the privates!

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Banish Your Inner Critic with Denise Jacobs (Part II)

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Denise Jacobs teaches us how to banish our inner critic. She motivates us to realize what we’re capable of creatively. She encourages us to overcome the fear of the unknown by turning that fear into curiosity. She also guides us into how to ask for feedback in a way that’s healthy and beneficial to us.

  • Banish Your Inner Critic by Denise Jacobs
  • Banish Your Inner Critic

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Denise Jacobs is a Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences and consults with companies worldwide. As the Founder + CEO of The Creative Dose, keynote speaker, and trainer, she helps individuals in companies unleash their creativity through banishing their inner critic and hacking their creative brains. Denise’s keynotes and trainings give A Creative Dose™ – an injection of inspiration and immediately applicable tools to help people do their best work. Through working with Denise, people become engaged contributors, synergistic collaborators, and authentic leaders. Denise is the author of Banish Your Inner Critic, the premier handbook on silencing fears to unleash creativity. A web and tech industry veteran, Denise is also the author of The CSS Detective Guide and co-author of the Smashing Book 3 1/3 and Interact with Web Standards. She is also the founder of Rawk The Web and the Head Instigator of The Creativity (R)Evolution.

  • Why do so many think they’re not creative? (6:08)
  • Name that inner critic! (28:13)
  • Listener Question: How do you honestly critique your work when fighting against low self-esteem? (43:35)
  • Best advice for imposter syndrome sufferers? (80:34)

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Banish Your Inner Critic with Denise Jacobs (Part I)

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Don’t miss Part II after this!

Denise Jacobs teaches us how to banish our inner critic. She motivates us to realize what we’re capable of creatively. She encourages us to overcome the fear of the unknown by turning that fear into curiosity. She also guides us into how to ask for feedback in a way that’s healthy and beneficial to us.

  • Banish Your Inner Critic by Denise Jacobs
  • Banish Your Inner Critic

    Buy Denise Jacobs’ amazing book through my Amazon affiliate link, and help User Defenders at no additional cost to you!

    Get this gem in your hands!

Denise Jacobs is a Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences and consults with companies worldwide. As the Founder + CEO of The Creative Dose, keynote speaker, and trainer, she helps individuals in companies unleash their creativity through banishing their inner critic and hacking their creative brains. Denise’s keynotes and trainings give A Creative Dose™ – an injection of inspiration and immediately applicable tools to help people do their best work. Through working with Denise, people become engaged contributors, synergistic collaborators, and authentic leaders. Denise is the author of Banish Your Inner Critic, the premier handbook on silencing fears to unleash creativity. A web and tech industry veteran, Denise is also the author of The CSS Detective Guide and co-author of the Smashing Book 3 1/3 and Interact with Web Standards. She is also the founder of Rawk The Web and the Head Instigator of The Creativity (R)Evolution.

  • Why did you write “Banish Your Inner Critic”? (8:27)
  • We’re all born creative…what happens to us? (27:11)
  • Creativity > public school (35:04)
  • Do you have Dunning Kruger effect? (39:49)
  • The value of a creativity cheerleader (49:25)
  • Listener question: How do I assure my self-worth is not dependent on external sources? (57:05)

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