Imposter syndrome has long been seen as a detrimental condition, certainly by those who feel it, but this lack of confidence could actually be to your advantage.
Those of us who occasionally suffer from imposter syndrome – that unnerving feeling that our abilities are being overestimated by other people – might believe that such lack of confidence is a hindrance to potential success. Thinking of ourselves as unworthy and worrying that someone will one day see through our charade piles on pressure in the work arena.
Email makes us more efficient right?
Not necessarily, according to research by productivity software provider Boomerang.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of email. Its inventor, Ray Tomlinson, declared at the time that it was “a complete revolution, fundamentally changing the way people communicate.” He wasn’t wrong. Fifty years on the average worker sends and receives around one hundred emails a day but many of us consider them to be one of our biggest time wasters.
Many people get a mid-career slump after working for a long period – especially in a similar role or for the same company. If you’re feeling restless and detached from your work, it could be that you’ve hit yours. So, what to do now?
Doing the same job for many consecutive years without change can lead to a career slump or feeling as if you’re stuck in a rut. Your work starts to suffer because you’re not emotional or intellectually engaged with it anymore.
Training is an important part of any career – but finding the time and funds when you’re working as a freelancer can be hard.
As a freelancer you tend to be in one of two states – broke but with plenty of free time; or flush but constantly busy.