As I gear up to host my first ever The Balancing Effect event with the world in just two short weeks (holy moly guys!), I've been thinking a lot about imposter + comparison syndrome and how we as either a) small businesses owners, b) aspiring entrepreneurs, or c) women in general in today's society compare ourselves so harshly to others and feel as if we do not belong or deserve all the great things. I had those thoughts so intensely when I first had the idea for A Toast to Women in August 2019. Who am I to create this event? I'm a nobody. No one knows my name. No one will care. People will laugh at my attempts to do good in the community. But you know what? I'm so tired of playing small for fear of what other people think of me. I'm tired of dimming my shine for fear that it may be "too bright" for others. I'm tired of not going after the things that I believe in so greatly because of the opinions of others. So I'm diving head first and swimming this marathon until I cross the finish line. And I'm going to make sure people know what I'm up to. Because it's important and I deserve to be in this arena as much as anyone else. We all do.
For this week's blog, I wanted to share 20 reminders/tips for all those who may be dealing with imposter + comparison syndrome. You deserve to be here and your ideas are important. So read the below and remember these things every time you start to feel small. You, my friend, are worthy of all the great things.