Imposter syndrome is following me everywhere. Truthfully I feel like a total fraud everytime I post about imposter syndrome. But I guess my lived experience forms a large part of my qualifications to discuss managing it. In this latest article I wrote for MJA InSight Plus, I discuss a general approach to managing imposter syndrome that … Continue reading Understanding and dealing with imposter syndrome
Imposter syndrome and tips for managing it Dr Jocelyn Lowinger One of the growing problems in healthcare is that many highly competent health professionals, even in the highest positions, are struggling with feeling incompetent and that it’s only a matter of time before they are found out. This feeling of a lack of confidence and … Continue reading Imposter syndrome and tips for managing it
A recent article in KevinMD, 10 telltale signs that you're ready for a mindset shift, is a must read for any doctor interested in their wellbeing. The 10 signs read like a description of just about every doctor I speak to - regardless of whether they are working on building confidence or working on their career … Continue reading 10 tell-tale signs that you’re ready for coaching
Perfectionism has served me well. Yes I have succeeded academically and in my profession. But it has also caused it’s fair share of unhappiness and is the source of a great deal of my own imposter syndrome. If you can only ever peer into the gap of failure, then you can’t ever really acknowledge your … Continue reading Looking failure in the eye
At around age 12 or 13, in early highschool I was called the worst insult of my life …’normal’… Normal, ordinary, nobody special. In a world full of people trying to prove themselves, the pain of being seen as normal or ordinary was enormous. If we look around our world today, the fear of ordinary … Continue reading Reclaiming the power of ordinary
By the time people book in to see me they have often been puzzling and fretting over this question for months or even years. This question is a biggie. It is one of the commonest reasons people come to me for coaching and I’m grateful for those who choose to include me (as a coach) … Continue reading Should I leave clinical medicine?