Episode 196: ADHD and Imposter Syndrome with Author and Sales Expert, Shianne Sampson￼
There are so many great ADHD podcasts out there that deliver the latest research and feature leading experts, but I think that what makes this podcast so different and valuable are the stories.
Hearing about the lives and internal thoughts of other ADHD women who seem to have it all together from the outside reminds us that we’re not alone in our self-doubt.
It also shows us that if even the most successful of us still struggles under the weight of imposter syndrome, maybe the problem is our thoughts telling us that we aren’t good enough, rather than a reflection of our actual abilities.
My guest this episode, author and sales expert Shianne Sampson, is a perfect example of why these stories matter.
From the outside, Shianne is a confident and outgoing sales leader whose hard work has led to incredible success, but no matter how many accomplishments she has under her belt, that imposter syndrome is always there to make her feel like she doesn’t deserve it.
In our conversation, Shianne shares the ADHD strengths that shine in the sales world, the specific challenges that can lead to imposter syndrome as you climb the sales ladder, and we chat strategies for tackling the self-doubt, starting with celebrating our accomplishments.
Shianne’s story is a great reminder that imposter syndrome grows in the shadows of shame, and the more we shed light on it through vulnerability and connection, the less power it holds over us.