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A Vulnerable Behind-the-Scenes Look at Imposter Syndrome - PEM0032
Episode 3216th July 2021 • Podcast Editors Mastermind • Bryan Entzminger, Carrie Caulfield, Daniel Abendroth, Jennifer Longworth
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When Imposter Syndrome cripples your productivity how do you overcome it? You can’t hide your way out of it. Sharing our current and personal stories of insecurity around growth, skills and work makes this an important mastermind session for every podcast editor. It’s a raw, uncomfortable and honest conversation demonstrating how trusted advisors are truly an invaluable resource.

Listen to Discover

  • What Yetis will be in Nashville for Podcast Movement
  • Our recent wins (and why you, too, should always find something to celebrate)
  • Why Carrie is having a major bout of Imposter Syndrome
  • The challenge of navigating working for a new company in a new role 
  • How control issues fight with collaboration
  • How fear shows up every time you add a new package or service to your business
  • How expectations provide security
  • It’s always worse in your head! 
  • The discomfort of growth
  • Should you be worried if you DON’T feel Imposter Syndrome?
  • What happens in the absence of feedback
  • Reframing the negative thoughts with positive ones-- do YOU do this? We want to know.
  • What do you do when you make a mistake?
  • Is your identity what you do?
  • Pod Decks Question: What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?
  • Carrie's update

Links & Resources

Podcast Movement 2021 Stony Brook Audio Podcast Fellowship Podcast Editors Club Reaper for Podcasting

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This episode of the Podcast Editors Mastermind was edited by Sandra Paul. If you're looking for an editor and like what you hear, email Sandra at

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Your Yetis Are

Daniel Abendroth: | @rothmedia_audio Carrie Caulfield-Arick: | @carriearick Bryan Entzminger: | @toptieraudio On hiatus… Jennifer Longworth: | @KYPodcasting

Carrie's Update...

The project that sparked this episode is nearing completion, so here's the outcome of this conversation.  I found that after the recording, the imposter syndrome faded away... not immediately, but over the course of a week, I was back to my normal-ish self. Sharing was worth the discomfort! Also, thank you to everyone who messaged me to share their own stories and give support. Ya'll are THE BEST!!!

About the Podcast Editors Mastermind

The Podcast Editors Mastermind is for professional podcast editors who want to grow their business and get more clients. We’re creating a community of like-minded professionals that are passionate about the art and science of editing podcasts. Our goal is to help you build your business by providing tools, resources, and support so you can focus on what matters most—your craft. This isn’t just another group where everyone talks about how great they are at podcast editing; we show our work! Follow or subscribe and take the Podcast Editors Mastermind with you today!  

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