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How I Fooled Myself Into Beating Imposter Syndrome

Meet Clarence, the self-doubt toad that sits on my shoulder

A couple years ago, I asked one of my clients for a quarterly review. She wrote back, “I’m not just pleased with how things are going—I’m thrilled.”

Only I misread, and my heart trip-hammered. Could I be getting fired after just three months? What I’d…



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Yi Shun Lai

Author: A SUFFRAGISTS’S GUIDE TO ANTARCTICA (2024), Pin Ups (2020). Columnist, The Writer mag.; @gooddirt. Psst: Say “yeeshun.” You can do it!