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Imposter Syndrome. How bad do you have it from 0–10? I’m like a 9.5.

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I’m a solid 8 every day. I have no idea what I’m doing


I float between a 3 and a 9 depending on the day


Zero. Have a realistic vision of your talents.

I’m not the world’s #1 designer or creative director, but just because I’m not the best of 7.5 billion people doesn’t mean I’m an imposter and it doesn’t make you one either!


9.9. The more you’re promoted the worse it gets. I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing but I got lots of lions so I guess that makes it look like I do. I’m always panicking on the inside.


Most days: 3-4
During pitches: 11


I’m genuinely confused about imposter syndrome: Is imposter syndrome a lack of self awareness of one’s level and their peers’, and not knowing what to do about it?
I would love to hear your experience because I don’t have imposter syndrome at all. I know what I’m good and bad at.

For example, I would grade myself as about 7.5/10 in creative direction skills. I feel like most people at around 6/10 and then there’s 5% of people that are above 8. Its ok, I can do better, but that requires so much more bandwidth, and this is the right compromise for me.
My skills in business, about a 5.5/10. Def need to improve. That’s why I read a lot, meet people who are great at it so I can learn from them, and I have a long way to go.
Public speaking, I’m about a 6/10. That’s why I seek coaching, practice, etc.
And the list goes on.

Do you think others are really better than you? They’re not. We’re all average and a bit better at something else and it’s ok. We’re like video game characters , with different expertise levels.
No imposters, just characters who can always improve certain areas with the right effort/time allocation.

Is imposter syndrome feeling like you’re worth 2/10 and everyone is 9/10? That is absolutely not realistic. You’re there because you deserve it!!!


Solid 5 today which feels great


Easy 15. At least I'm down from a 30.


@SC1 every freakin’ day bud. Every freakin’ day.
-Bill Brasky


Not much anymore. Ya gotta make something hat is t advertising because advertising will always be bad, no matter how great you are. This industry gaslights people so hard 😥




Feeling this so hard! Currently at 20. CD has given me some actually decent direction a few times on current project. Just can’t seem to emulate exactly what he wants. Asking myself if I can even write. Anyone else get to this point?

Knowing is overrated. 0

Like a 7.5

This all makes me feel better.

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