From Sara -
Like, what credentials do I have? I was having a conversation with someone that might be interested in that and they're like, oh yeah, we could do it! and I was the one that was like We're just these two millennials that are very idealistic and don't actually know how to do that. But it's a great idea. So I think that there is a resolve and the confidence, but I think it's going to be a constant battle of owning whatever I'm doing.
From Meg -
Oh, I still feel like imposter syndrome a lot. Um, but it's funny, I just did a session with this client and we're talking. I was giving her some feedback and she's said - I'm really grateful that you are pushing me in this process.
And I was like Awesome. That didn't necessarily feel like what I picture pushing to be like, at least on my end. But I was like, "Oh, like take that and put it in your pocket. You are good at this. You're doing the thing."
I was talking to somebody like the, at the laundromat the other day, this guy asked what I did and I was like, "Oh, I'm a career coach for people who are trying to get into tech". And he was like, "They pay you for that?" And I'm like, "Okay, externalized monologue, thank you". So we had a conversation about it and by the end he was like, "Oh, that sounds pretty interesting..." And I was like, "Thank you. I think it is". Yeah, so it's getting easier to introduce myself as a coach for people, but it still feels weird.
From Maria -
We all have these stories of people that talking about things that happened in the past, but everything went great later and they're successful and everything. And I'm like: How do I know I’m going to the right path and that I'm going to get there, wherever there is.
I don't know where to go and it's not easy to go through it, but it's easy to talk about it and create this trajectory once you are successful and everything is the past. But it's really unsettling to think about it. What way to go? It's like two different routes. Which ones should they take you? It's really hard, right?