Often times, I’m amazed with how many smart and talented people I work with. I feel like an imposter and that I don’t belong in these meetings doing all this work I don’t really understand. And then my MD confesses to me that they don’t really understand the technical stuff our team works on. They’ve been faking this longer than I have and they’ve made it. That’s reassuring.

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If you are feeling insecure that means you’re smart enough to be in the room. You have the self awareness to realize others have deep knowledge too - that’s a skill on its own. Learn from others, but as you move up the ranks it’s less about you knowing everything but more of having the network within the firm to pull in the true experts.

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Thank you for saying this. I have no idea what the hell I’m doing either

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If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.

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I can feel you

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Same

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I think most of us would admit that we don’t understand everything that our teammates do in their jobs. Generally, as people advance in their careers, their involvement in technical details decreases. The expectation is that they are able to talk about it intelligently enough with customers to sell work.

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Mkojj on jo mojo

Sorry, didn’t compute for Deloitte1

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Fake it til make it

This sounds like my peers, but Im the only one in the room that understands and can make deliverables while everyone else is playing reality show backstabbing and blame games. Guess who gets the bad reviews?

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