IMPOSTER SYNDROME | Alexandra Watson
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IMPOSTER SYNDROME

I wasn’t always the person I am today! During and and after University, I found it very difficult to forge a path for myself. I wasn’t going down the route that was expected of me so life felt like a bit of a battle – it resulted in a lot of self doubt and not very much confidence….

Eventually I fell into a career in construction, a very male-dominated industry, of course. Steadily, I built a history and reputation spanning 15 years.

And although this career was, on paper, a successful one, there was always something missing and during this career path, I started to become much more aware of things other than my day-to-day routine, not least of all the realisation that people, and women in particular, do not always reach the potential they were born with.

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There are many reasons for this and through researching them, The Sirius System was born – and much later, my thinking about The Spiral Effect – which is made up of three parts, Imposter Syndrome, The Jonah Complex, and that little voice in your head, or what I like to call ‘Keep your head down-itis!!‘.

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