What is Imposter Syndrome And How Do I Make It Go Away?

Something I’ve often felt when entering a new job or a new field is the fear of being a fraud. As if I were really three golden retrievers stacked up in a trench coat and someone was going to notice. The interesting truth is that it’s pretty common and it’s completely unfounded. Here’s everything you […]

1% Vision and 99% . . . .

It’s not hard work. It’s not a tribe of mentors. It’s not a monthly subscription to Harvard Business Review or a bank account flush with cash. It’s not a Ph.D., it’s not a good night’s sleep, and it’s definitely not the new Bowflex you just bought. You’ve heard that it’s 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, but […]

When Am I Enough?

The trouble with this is that “enough” usually has no real, tangible, measurable definition. It’s not a checkbox. Often, it’s because of the n+1 dilemma. In this example, n is undefined and even if you get vaguely close to it, there’s always the “+1,” which is the same as saying “what could/should/would have been.” It’s […]