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Summary

Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon in which people believe they are not worthy of success. They convince themselves that they have done well due to luck and are terrified their shortcomings will eventually be exposed, making it impossible to enjoy their accomplishments.

The Imposter Cure explores the psychological impact of imposter syndrome and exposes the secrets fears and insecurities felt by millions of men and women. Dr Jessamy Hibberd provides sound expert advice to help the listener better understand the problem and overcome it, so they think differently, gain self-belief and learn to see themselves as others do. 

Filled with case studies to bring the concepts alive and packed with strategies to increase confidence, this book is a must-listen for anyone who has struggled with their achievements.

©2019 Dr Jessamy Hibberd (P)2019 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"I still have a little imposter syndrome, it never goes away, that you're actually listening to me...I share that with you because we all have doubts in our abilities, about our power and what that power is." (Michelle Obama)

"There are still days when I wake up feeling like a fraud, not sure I should be where I am." (Sheryl Sandberg)

"When I receive recognition for my acting, I feel incredibly uncomfortable. I tend to turn in on myself. I feel like an imposter." (Emma Watson)

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Groundhog Day

Save your pennies, the same thing is related over and over again until you can no longer stand it.

I learnt more from Googling the term.

Save your pennies, the same thing is related over and over again until you can no longer stand it.

I learnt more from Googling the term.

Save your pennies, the same thing is related over and over again until you can no longer stand it.

I learnt more from Googling the term.

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An excellent guide out of the imposter trap

Another reviewer stated that the book is repetitive and gave it a very bad review.
For the first chapter I was concerned that this reviewer was right.
However, once the basics were covered and the key ideas were introduced (a few times), the book really took off.
I highly recommend it to anyone who suffers from that feeling of not being as capable as your peers.
I was surprised at the use of the term 'cure' in the title. Psychologists wouldn't normally make such a bold claim, but having listened to the entire book I believe that if one was to implement the guidance contained, then it could be a cure to the imposter syndrome.

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Spot on - sensitive, informed, so helpful

Wow. What a brilliant, brilliant book. The best there is out there on the subject. The author captured my attention from the very start, it was as though she was talking to me about me. I have read so many books to help me overcome my silent and secret pain of feeling not good enough and working myself to the ground to reach my achievements, all the while feeling inadequate. This book helped me to stop and take stock. The author was compassionate, informed and provided helpful insights, not condescending like some self-help books out there, it was as though she was guiding me step by step in a safe and sensitive way to get to the root of my imposter syndrome and it all resonated with me. I waited a week to write this review because I wanted to see if it made any difference and there were a few notable changes in me that I have seen this week: I didn't get palpitations just opening my mouth and expressing my views on a conference call while working from home. I didn't panic over a looming deadline . I feel confident to ask for a payrise which I have been avoiding for some time. This would not have happened if I had not listened to this audibook. I'm so grateful to the author for sharing her knowledge and her willingness to help so many of us to manage this debilitating condition. If Dr Jessamy is reading this, I cannot express my gratitude to you enough. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. Please continue to write/record more audiobooks on this (imposters are so overworked, audiobooks help to reduce excessive screen time ;)).

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Excellent Book

I found this book interesting, thought provoking and really hit home to me, great coping mechanisms and ideas how to change.

Great Narration,

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A long overdue wake up call

Absolutely loved it, and realise it was long overdue. I now have a much better understanding of the Imposter Syndrome and how it has been impacting me for a very long time so I am ready to take all I have learnt from this book and move forward out of my comfort zone confidently. Easy to listen to, and great content. Thank you!

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Brilliant

This book was so helpful. I can’t recommend it enough. It not only increased my understanding but gave lots of great strategies too

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A must read if you suffer from imposter syndrome!

I was amazed at how accurate this book was in tents of describing the feelings, thoughts and emotions that I experience on a daily basis. From the off, I started to realise and understand I wasn’t alone and slowly began to understand why I felt the way I did!

I am still to work in and implement all of the strategies and as will all self-help, a lot of time and commitment is required to make positive changes! But, if you have the determination to change, this book will absolutely equip you with the tools and techniques to do so. I will be approaching my new promotion with a different mindset.

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tedius and patronising

didn't finish it. she irritated me. her voice grated on my nerves. awful book

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Good narration. Structured. A good book and effective at normalising imposter syndrome and providing strategies.

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Well-read and easy listen

Written by a psychologist with lots of experience and stories to support the theory. A useful listen.

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  • 14-11-19

Very Powerful Insight!

The first night I listened to this I played the first chapter for my mom and niece. I told them, this was me and asked them to just listen for 10 minutes so because I thought it might help them understand me. I watched both their heads sink as they found themselves in this book too. I was insecure my whole life. It did help me build a great business and nearly destroyed my marriage. It freeing to be able to acknowledge it and let it go.

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  • 18-03-20

Life Changing Cure

Thank you Dr. Jessamy Hibberd for finally putting a name to this devastating illness that’s robbed me of being my true self for far too long. May God’s Peace and Blessings Be Upon You and Your Family and all who suffers as I.

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  • 03-06-21

Really Helpful

Learned a lot about myself and how to manage these internal struggles. I’m glad I stumbled upon this book.

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  • 17-05-21

Wow such a great read. I am going to reread it!

such a great read. so much info to help me be better. looking forward to rereading this book again.

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  • cybersecuritycoffee
  • 11-04-21

The book that is perfect for feeling okay within your skin

You know when you read the bible or whatever you believe in and it gives you a sense of peace? This book did that to me but instead it was backed by science. Peace in the areas of career, work, and daily activities.

We put so much pressure to ourselves to do more. And we are not machines. Our bodies shoes us this too when we get anxiety, can’t sleep, breathing shallow or eczema. We should listen to our bodies and change our approach to the ways mentioned in “The Imposter Cure”.

Dr. Jessamy Hibber save me from myself by writing this book and by making it available on audible. I am forever thankful. I have recommended the book to several people.

What I liked the most? Everything. What comes to mind is an example she gave about taking credit. Something along the lines; When you cook a meal you just don’t mention that you made it with salt or pepper only. It took more than that to make it. So we need to look at the whole picture and own all the hard work we have done to be where we are.

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  • 09-11-21

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I really enjoyed this book and the information it provided for change. I will definitely listen to again.

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  • Tiffany H
  • 16-10-21

This one hits home

I've read a little about the imposter syndrome, and the more I learned, the more it resonated within me. I feel this exact way. I think it stems from m childhood and parents not praising me, but praising my sibling. No fault of my sibling, of course. This book felt as though it was talkin specifically to ME. It felt as though someone had a taken the brightest flashlight and shone it directly into my thoughts. This has helped me to improve the negative self talk train I tend to board frequently. I'm where I'm at because of my hardwork, NOT bc of pure luck. I highly recommend this read.

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  • Jennifer W.
  • 13-08-21

Absolutely life changing.

Changed perspective on myself and my life. Incredible book that truly captures why you do what you do as a perfectionist.

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  • M.Biblioswine
  • 11-08-21

Not bad, not great

Not bad, not great. This could be useful but I don’t think it will rock my world.

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  • parve
  • 04-04-21

We’ll captured

I really loved this book. It went into detail on some of the things about imposter syndrome that we feel and our response mechanisms which were so true. I appreciated the advice on ways to deal with it, very practical. I anticipate to re-listen to many of these chapters as I continue to deal with issues around imposter syndrome.