3 Tips to Stop Feeling Like a Fraud

Updated: Apr 8

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You are an intelligent person, can speak more than one language (probably more!), and have had many accomplishments in your life.

Your resume or CV is amazing.

But sometimes you feel like a fraud despite all of your achievements.

What Exactly is a Fraud?

According to Google, a fraud is a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities.

Needless to say, you are not a fraud. You would never deceive others or lie about your accomplishments. But, sometimes you feel like you are not the confident and accomplished person that you appear to be.

If only they knew that I got nervous every time I spoke.

I'm not good at English, and I know people notice and think I am not good at my job either.

If you’ve had thoughts like these join the club; you are NOT alone. I have known many accomplished individuals who live with the fear that someone someday will find out that he or she isn’t as good advertised.

They are constantly waiting to be “found out.”

And, that is a stressful way to live.

With that in mind, le