Summary of The Empress Has No Clothes

Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success

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The Empress Has No Clothes book summary
If you suffer self-doubt despite your achievements and feel like an “imposter,” here’s how to honor your own worth.

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As an African-American woman who grew up in poverty, Joyce Roché reports she suffered self-doubt all her life, no matter how much she achieved. She explains how she – and others – have grown past that barricade and how you can, too. Psychologists refer to this manifestation of a lack of self-worth as the “imposter syndrome”: the feeling that you are a fraud and will be exposed one day. Roché discusses the imposter syndrome, how it hurts and hinders, and what sufferers can do to move ahead and triumph. Many people suffer from others’ biases, and build their lives and their careers without ever feeling secure or worthy. This includes those who are often mistreated or disdained, including women, minorities and the poor. Roché discusses the imposter syndrome, how it hurts and hinders, and what sufferers can do to move ahead and triumph. She presents a brave, beautiful and important autobiography. getAbstract recommends her insights to all who suffer crippling self-doubt, as well as those who care about them or work with them.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the “imposter syndrome” manifests
  • How Joyce M. Roché overcame its impact
  • How you can manage and even escape imposter syndrome
 

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“Imposter Syndrome”
Despite their accomplishments, people who suffer from imposter syndrome feel they are frauds and don’t deserve their success. This loss of confidence and its attendant fears damage and distort their self-image. People with imposter syndrome have much to offer and often...
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About the Author

Throughout her career, Joyce M. Roché served as a trailblazer for women in business. Alexander Kopelman is a writer and social justice advocate. The IP test is available for free at paulineroseclance.com.


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