Guests – Episode 3 – Overcoming Procrastination and Imposter Syndrome with Clare Josa
Today I’m talking to Clare Josa about the reasons why we procrastinate as writers, and why, even when we have written for many years (whether published or not), we believe that someone will find out that we’re faking it – we’re not a real writer!
Clare has been a mentor to many World-Changers including writers since 2002, and has contributed towards media outlets such as The Guardian, BBC, Financial Times, ITN, The Telegraph and The Mail, amongst others. She’s also a teacher and practitioner of NLP, Yoga and Meditation, and brings aspects of these into her mentoring process.
In this podcast, we talk about the reasons why we stop ourselves from writing – procrastinate – at key times during the writing process, and why, even when we have proven to ourselves that we can write, we still feel like we are an imposter, and not a ‘real author’.
Clare gives some sterling advice on ways in which you can deal with this as a writer, and shares with us her own – sometimes cliff-edge ‘oh no, she didn’t do that!!?’ journey, where even as an established author she convinced herself her work was worth nothing…. And how she brought herself back from the cliff-edge to thrive once again.
And a sure-fire step-by-step process to beat those self-doubts for good!
And not only that, but Clare’s got an amazing announcement as well for listeners of The Writers Journey Podcast.
And if you want a few more hints on combating Procrastination with seven ways to keep writing, why not check out this post on the Writers Journey Web Site.
About the Author
I'm an author of fiction and non-fiction books under various pseudonyms (in various states of publication / prevarication), and also creator of the Storizzi software for authors. It's a real joy to be able to talk to so many creative and entrepreneurial people as part of this podcast - Which is why I am 'paying it forward' by making them available to kind people like you!