Do you sometimes question your abilities? Why do we compare ourselves when we have so many gifts of our own? How can we move through the imposter syndrome and flourish as our own true selves?
In this podcast episode, Whitney Owens speaks about how to stop comparing and start living and why you should let go of imposter syndrome.
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In This Podcast
- Why them and not me?
- You are an authority even if you don’t always feel it
Why them and not me?
The lure of comparison is there for everyone, no matter how well-established they may be, no matter the height of their work successes, everyone falls prey to wanting more, or to be as good as they think the next person is.
Everyone has their role to play and it’s important that we, instead of comparing ourselves to everyone else, we actually enjoy what God has given us. (Whitney Owens)
However, this is not to say that we should remain content with where we are at and never try for future dreams or goals. The point is that you should never try to be somebody else.
As I have things laid in front of me, I have to stop and think ‘okay, is this me trying to someone I’m not, or this is an opportunity that God’s trying to put before me that I need to pay attention to?’ (Whitney Owens)
You are an authority even if you don’t always feel it
I think as leaders … we feel that imposter syndrome, like ‘I’m not capable, why did God call me to this?’ It’s important that you still step out in that and that’s actually what creates humility, and we know humility is such an important characteristic in a leader. (Whitney Owens)
Spend your time focusing on what God has placed before you and flourish in the way that only you can as you move on your journey through life.
If you focus on everyone else, you will try to be them and miss out on the gifts and blessings that God has placed into your life.
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Meet Whitney Owens
Whitney is a licensed professional counselor and owns a growing group practice in Savannah, Georgia. Along with a wealth of experience managing a practice, she also has an extensive history working in a variety of clinical and religious settings, allowing her to specialize in consulting for faith-based practices and those wanting to connect with religious organizations.
Knowing the pains and difficulties surrounding building a private practice, she started this podcast to help clinicians start, grow, and scale a faith-based practice. She has learned how to start and grow a successful practice that adheres to her own faith and values. And as a private practice consultant, she has helped many clinicians do the same.
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