There was one thing I never expected, in my interviews for my book, Secrets of Six-Figure Women. How many highly successful woman felt like frauds, afraid others would find out.
At the time, I credited their success to their courage, constantly doing what they were afraid to do..
Now, after having written my latest book based on brain research, I realize I need to add a critical caveat: But Don’t Forget to Rewire
Neuroscience gave me an explanation—and antidote—for the Imposter Syndrome, an insidious condition afflicting millions of women.
Despite their impressive accomplishments, they hadn’t prepared themselves mentally as they pushed themselves vocationally.
In other words, they hadn’t trained their minds to think differently so their brains continued to reflect their past. Their self-image hadn’t caught up with their achievements. Their old neuropathways still dictated their current perceptions.
It was like they signed up to run a marathon without first getting into shape. Sure, they were driven to go the distance.
But failing to rewire their old neurocircuits, they experienced massive discomfort, and little joy, in their journey. Even though their careers were flourishing.
Successfully rewiring for wealth, well-being or anything else, necessitates that before you focus on changing your behavior, you must deal with the causes of that behavior—your thoughts and beliefs.
What do you believe about yourself that is no longer true? Leave me a comment below.
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