Is it possible that the little voice inside your head that tells you that

:: Your success is a fluke

:: You’re not ready 

:: You’re not good enough

could actually be a good thing? According to Leadership Coach Tanya Geisler the answer is yes and you’ll be surprised at why.

This voice is known as your Impostor Complex and usually shows up the moment you’re doing work or something that matters to you. As side hustlers the Impostor Complex may take the form of self doubt, comparing yourself to others or not feeling as ‘good’ or established as people who work on their business full time. The nagging voice shows up almost on cue dropping seeds of doubt the moment you’re embarking on new territory or when you’re trying to uplevel your biz.

“Why would folks want to hire me if they know this isn’t my full time gig?” 

“I’ll never make enough money to work on my business full time?”

“I’m not supposed to be here…”

Sound familiar? The impostor complex can chip away at your confidence and mindset if you let it but in today’s podcast with Tanya we get to the bottom of what your Impostor Complex is truly saying and how to unravel the lies that it tries to make you believe.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this Interview

  • What is the Impostor Complex and when does it show up in your life
  • Why your Impostor Complex is actually a good thing
  • How self doubt is proof of your humanity and not your inadequacy
  • How to find your unique recipe for joy in your life



Connect with Tanya

Twitter: @tanyageisler

TanyaGeisler_0158v3Tanya Geisler is Leadership Coach (CPCC, ACC) with a penchant for clarity and an abhorrence of the Impostor Complex. She’s coached hundreds of people who were ready to step into the starring roles of their lives. The 12 Lies of the Impostor Complex (and One Truth), The Joy Pages, created Board of Your Life and the transformational 12-week Step into Your Starring Role program, is a blogger for the wildly popular The Daily Love, has served as contributor and was featured in Canadian Living, and is an in-demand TEDx speaker who talks with great passion about the Impostor Complex, personal leadership, on all things joy, meaning and purpose (just try to stop her).
It is her indomitable belief that if everyone knew their own unique recipe for their personal brand of joy, they’d hold the key to shining in their life, in their work and in their life’s work. (It really does change everything.)

Over to You

In what way has the Impostor Complex showed up in your life? Share with us in the comments!


Founder + CEO at Secrets of a Side Hustler
Chivon John wants to live in a world where individuals feel empowered to create their own opportunities instead of waiting for them. In 2014 she founded the Secrets of a Side Hustler community to inspire, educate and connect individuals who have or want to start a business in addition to their full time employment. You can connect with her at @chivonjohn