For years I struggled with imposter syndrome. I was a high school teacher – could I really be a full-time photographer? What would other photographers think? Who was I to think I could make a huge career change and expect to make a living from something completely different from what I studied in college? What did I know about business and marketing?
Well, apparently I knew enough. Neither my bachelor’s degree nor my master’s degree are in any way related to photography, business, or marketing, yet here I am – making a living from photography. Had I let imposter syndrome and fear stand in the way of chasing my dream to be a professional photographer, I wouldn’t be where I am today – feeling fulfilled by my career and making multiple six-figures while I’m at it. I don’t share that to brag – I share that to show you that if I can do it, you can too.
If you struggle from imposter syndrome, know that you’re not alone! I honestly think that everyone gets those thoughts of self-doubt once in a while, especially while scrolling through Instagram and seeing what everyone else is up to.
Don’t let imposter syndrome hold you back from fulfilling your dreams. For those of you struggling with imposter syndrome, my top tips are to:
I hope these tips are helpful to you! And when those feelings of imposter syndrome start to creep in, remember this quote:
“Stay in your lane and do your thing.” ~ Matt Hogan.
Hello there! I'm Alex! I teach hobbyist photographers how to take better photos and professional photographers how to build a thriving business. Here I share tips and resources to help you grow. Thank you so much for visiting my blog!