Dealing with imposter syndrome


About a year and a half ago, I quit my job to pursue my dream of having a blog & online business. It started as a wellness blog, but over time, I’ve been transitioning to more personal development topics.

Over my blogging journey, I’ve definitely become very passionate about personal development. I joined SCS in November and I absolutely LOVE it!

Meanwhile, I took a blogging course that really opened my eyes about blogging as a business. I realized that if I wanted to make money blogging, I had to focus on the underlying business (In other words, What’s my niche? Who’s my customer? What problem am I solving? What am I selling? What’s my offer?)

At this point, I have no offer or product that I’m selling, but I have a few ideas on personal development courses that I could create.

That being said, I’m struggling with imposter syndrome. I don’t have official credentials or life-changing results that I’ve achieved in my own life related to personal development.

I realize that’s a thought, but I’m having trouble not believing that thought. Here’s my thought work:

Unintentional Mode:
C- N/A
T- I don’t have official credentials or life-changing results that I’ve achieved in my own life related to personal development, so I’m not qualified to create a course.
F- disillusioned, frustrated,
A- Spend time worrying, having to coach myself, writing thoughts, etc. instead of working on creating a course
R- I continue to not have life-changing results in my own life

Intentional Model:

C- N/A
T- I have a unique story to share that could help others and I can create a course based on my unique experiences/background.
F- Hopeful, Motivated
A- continue working on developing a course
R- I create a unique course

I definitely believe that I have a story to share and a lot of potential value to share with the world, but the part that I’m struggling with is if people are actually willing to pay for it.

If I created a course, would people view me as an authority and find my course valuable? I can’t say with certainty that they would…

Your help is greatly appreciated!