Self-Efficacy & The Imposter Syndrome

When you sit alone and think of your achievements in your business or career, are you proud of these achievements? Or do you always feel like a fraud when think over your success?

Does each successful business deal, promotion or salary raise bring happiness? Or is it accompanied by the fear that your cover will be blown away one day and people will realize that you got lucky to get where you are today?

If so, you will be surprised to know that you are not alone. A lot of women experience feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy at some point in their profession or area of expertise. This fear or feeling is called Imposter Syndrome.

Self-efficacy, on the other hand, is an individual's belief in their innate ability to achieve goals. Albert Bandura defines it as a personal judgment of "how well one can execute courses of action required to deal with prospective situations."

Join Jacqueline in today’s episode as she shares a break-down of what executive presence really is, and the different elements that you need to have executive presence. As a woman working in a male dominated industry, you will learn how you can boost your executive presence, overcome imposter syndrome, move past procrastination and get comfortable doing things that you don't know how to do 100% well, and be confident that your action is the only thing that really matters.

About the PowerBanking Podcast

PowerBanking is The Podcasts for women leaders who work in male dominated industries. Hosted by Founder of & best-selling author, Jacqueline V. Twillie. The focus of this podcast is on tools and strategies that help women enhance their leadership blueprint and embrace her power to effective in work and life.

Best Quotes

“You cannot have executive presence if you are a procrastinator.” ~ Jacqueline Twillie

“Self efficacy reflects competence and the ability to exert control over one's own motivation, behavior, and social environment.” Jacqueline Twillie

“It doesn't always have to be a success. But the key is you have to do something to move forward.” Jacqueline Twillie

“To overcoming procrastination, you have to get in the mode of taking action every single day.” Jacqueline Twillie

“Choose discomfort over resentment.” Jacqueline Twillie

Key Takeaways

[01:49] Jacqueline shares her struggle with imposter syndrome.

[02: 40] The importance surrounding yourself with people who will push you to be the higher and grander version of yourself

[03:15] Imposter Syndrome and Executive presence explained. They are related.

[03:55] How do you get over imposter syndrome to boost your executive presence?

[04:25] Meaning of self-efficacy explained and how to use it to overcome imposter syndrome and boost your executive presence.

[05:30] If you're never taking action, if you're a master procrastinator, then you have a problem overcoming imposter syndrome to boost your executive presence.

[06:30]How to overcome procrastination -- go ahead and do it in the moment.

[8:05]Episode summary: use self-efficacy to overcome the imposter syndrome and the underlying key is to take action.

Resources/ Items mentioned In This Episode

Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear

Brené Brown, a researcher, professor at the University of Houston, best-selling author, and a businesswoman.

Oprah Winfrey’s Quote: “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.”

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