Imposter Syndrome and Failure

Abundant Practice Podcast Allison Puryear

Consult Monday

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Leslie Jay of Talking Outside the Box

Leslie JayLeslie A. Jay, MA, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Wellness Consultant in NYC. Leslie works with professionals on the verge of burnout to find creative solutions to managing the stress of modern living. She empowers people to utilize mindfulness and self-care to create a sustainable and balanced lifestyle.

For Consult Monday, we discuss:
  • How to identify when to call yourself out on Imposter Syndrome.
  • The evolution of imposter syndrome as your practice changes.
  • Accepting when things come easily.
  • The possible benefits of peer support groups.
  • Is the Imposter Syndrome coming from the Business Side or Clinical Side?
  • Look into a business coach or finding a mentor (even if it’s a blog or podcast).
  • As you push yourself, you’ll find a new learning curve.
  • Talk about the experience while you’re in it: being overwhelmed, avoidance, succumbing to negative self-talk.

What I Wish I'd Said Wednesday

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Jane Carter of Jane Carter Counseling

Abundant Practice PodcastJane Carter, LPC is a counselor and coach who is committed to helping therapists have more money, enjoyment, and freedom in their practice. She helps private practitioners feel inspired in their work, to use their creativity, and to successfully balance the roles of clinician & entrepreneur through a focus on both strategy and mindset. Jane is the founder of Brew Your Practice coaching and events, and is a speaker, writer, world-traveler, coffee-shop connoisseur, and local-craft-beer-snob. She can be reached at and

For What I Wish I'd Said Wednesday we discuss:
  • Accept failures.
  • Failure on some level, like imposter syndrome, is inevitable.
  • Failure is an opportunity to see the bigger picture.
  • Imposter syndrome is very universal.
  • Don’t forget that everyone is human.
  • You don’t suck.
  • Imposter syndrome is normal.
  • Perceived failure vs actual failure: the battle you can win.
  • Failure sucks so bad in the moment but you can move forward.
  • Recognize that you had the courage to go into the arena.
  • The role of ego: when it tells you you’re not good enough, get out of the zone and concentrate on the people who need you.
  • Be kind to yourself after you fail.

Make Good Art

Brew Your Practice

Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution by Brene Brown

Follow Through Friday

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Allison Puryear, LCSW, CEDS of Abundance Practice-Building

Allison Puryear Abundance Practice BuildingAllison Puryear is an LCSW with a nearly diagnosable obsession with business development. She has started practices in three different cities and wants you to know that building a private practice is shockingly doable when you have a plan and support. You can download a free private practice checklist to make sure you have your ducks in a row, get weekly private practice tips, and join the Abundance Practice-Building Group to gain the confidence and tools you need to succeed.



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