Do you put yourself forward for speaking events?
Seize opportunities to raise your profile (eg by working on high-stakes projects)?
Attend in-person work events?
Reach out to colleagues or partners you don’t know?
Share your accomplishments at work and on social media?
If the answer is no, then you’re not being visible enough at work.
Being visible is an essential career skill. If you want to attract opportunities, recognition, promotion, or a pay rise, it’s not going to happen if people don’t know who you are.
Keeping your head down and getting on with your work – however competent and efficient you may be – is not enough. When people don’t know who you are or what you can do, you’re overlooked, you feel excluded, and you may see less capable people being rewarded ahead of you.
When you have Imposter Syndrome, being visible doesn’t come naturally. When you feel like a fraud, you worry that making yourself more visible could lead to you being exposed, so you do nothing. And to compound the problem, working from home has made being visible more challenging than ever, adding that extra barrier of effort to making contact with others or showing up at in person events.
But the real problem is not your lack of confidence. Confidence isn’t the requirement for action, it’s the reward.
The real problem is not knowing who you are, and not trusting that you are enough. Because you don’t know who you are or trust that you’re enough, you don’t do the things you need to do to be visible. The result, of course, is that you’re not visible, you’re not known, and you don’t get the recognition and opportunities you deserve.
In this episode, I explain how to make yourself more visible when you have Imposter Syndrome, so that you will:
- Stop wishing you were more confident, and
- Start knowing who you are, trusting that you’re enough and then taking action from a place of trust instead of fear.
This work is deep and foundational. We’re not quick fixing here. We’re building confidence that lasts. And the good news is, you can get started now, by signing up for my FREE WEBINAR, 5 Vital Steps To Building Confidence That Lasts, Thursday 10th March, 9.30 GMT. CLICK HERE to register.