7MS #362: My Dear Friend Impostor Syndrome
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7MS #362: My Dear Friend Impostor Syndrome

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Today I take a walk (literally!), get chased by a dog (seriously!) and talk about impostor syndrome and feelings of self-loathing and doubt as I get ready to speak at Secure360 next week (insert wah-wah-waaaaaaahhhhhhh here).

How do you deal with impostor syndrome? Personally, I'm finding some success in squashing it by forcing myself into situations where I feel like a fraud - over and over again! Over time, I feel slightly less like a sham and a bit more like I know what I'm talking about. Specifically, in this episode I talk about:

  • The thrill of getting a presentation accepted at a conference, and the dread and fear that follows
  • The awful nightmare I have the night before I speak in front of others
  • Shaking off nerves when your talk is accompanied by a sign language interpreter
  • Finding your "voice" and getting the confidence to share/present your knowledge in a way only you can

I also share the outline to my "So You Wanna Start a Security Company?" talk, which includes:

  • What are the telltale signs that you should start a security company?
  • How do you find business when everybody and their mom seems to have a security offering?
  • What are some of the tools/services/people that can help your business succeed?