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What to do When You Feel Like a Fraud

Chandler Stevens
Coach
Natural Movement

I want to talk about a feeling that often lurks below the surface for many coaches and trainers: Feeling like a fraud.

  

When you feel like a fraud you have the option to play it safe and not let anyone else know how you really feel. You can project confidence while feeling completely inadequate. You can hide from the world in plain sight. But if you do that you won’t improve or grow. Instead, I suggest you “lean in.”

 

That means that instead of just sitting back and living in the echo chamber of your own thoughts, do the opposite. Get out and interact. Test yourself and your ideas. Put your thoughts and feelings out in the world and see what happens.

 

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