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#592: What Does A 10% Edge REALLY Mean & Are You Overthinking It?

July 25, 2023

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How to deal with imposter syndrome when you’re teaching other people

Have you ever questioned whether you’re qualified enough to teach a digital course? Or worried that your students might already know all the good stuff?

As an online educator, I’ve felt this way many times — and it’s something that I still have to consciously work on, even well over a decade into my business

The truth is, I know I don’t need to be years ahead of my audience to make an impact — I just need what I call a 10% edge. In other words, I only need to know a little bit more than them, and be a little bit further along in my journey.

And because not too long ago, I was exactly where many of my students are today, I remember what it was like. I’m able to empathize with their struggles even better and recall experiences in more detail. 

In this episode, I’m diving into what having a 10% edge really means and how I deal with imposter syndrome when I start to doubt myself.

You’ll hear: 

  • How to embrace your 10% edge and feel confident sharing it with the world
  • Different ways you can reframe your imposter syndrome when it shows up
  • Why it’s actually ok to struggle for answers (& how it helps in the long run)
  • Real-life stories of how I’ve overcome feeling like I don’t know enough 

This is a great listen for anyone that’s ever dealt with imposter syndrome — so pop in those earpods and press play on this insightful episode. 

Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [03:57] When you're just a few steps ahead of your students, you remember what it was like to be in their shoes. You can empathize with their struggles.
  • [05:02] The 10% Edge will give you the skills and confidence you need. You've gotten the results your students want, but you're not light years ahead of them. 
  • [07:39] Sometimes the 10% Edge framework can cause imposter syndrome. 
  • [09:20] Having a 10% Edge is not the same as ‘fake it till you make it.’ You know how to make the transformation, you just have to learn the best way to teach it.
  • [11:57] Pay attention to how people navigate through your content and the questions that they are asking.
  • [13:06] No one expects you to know everything and by saying ‘I don't know’ makes you more relatable to your audience.
  • [17:05] If you feel shaky, allow the shakiness to come along for the ride as you get the cobwebs out. Once you get into the flow, you’ll have it down. 
  • [19:15] In the next 24 hours, share your 10% Edge with the world. Speak from your heart and teach what you know.

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