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How Much Do A Person’s Looks Matter In Business by Tami Holzman

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Author and Entrepreneur Tami Holzman: I used to be offended when I got hit on in business and I was worried that people didn’t take me seriously…(See the video here on Youtube).

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I kind of tease at the fact that I have impostor syndrome and that my therapist has a job for the rest of her life.

Entrepreneur and Author Tami Holzman: Impostor syndrome is so fascinating. I actually wrote the book (From C-Student to C-Suite) and I wrote the section called ‘Am I A Fake?’ And I was constantly thinking I was going to be found out. Someone is going to know that I don’t know what I am talking about. It doesn’t even matter if society tells you otherwise or your success proves different. And the funny thing was during the process of the book toward the end, I found out that it was a real syndrome which was diagnosed in the 1970’s. And it turns out 70 percent of successful people have impostor syndrome. And it feels like (at times) debilitating. Maya Angelou is a very important figure (obviously) who has impostor syndrome. She does have a quote where she says “Oh, no. They are going to find me out. I’ve written 11 books. Uh oh. They are going to find me out. I’ve run a muck on everybody. They are going to find me out.” Maya Angelou. And you’ll find a lot of people do have it. It’s more prominent in women. I think one of the reasons is that we’re just a little more emotional creatures…(See the video here on Youtube).


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