Is Imposter Syndrome Holding Back Your Interior Design Career? The Best Way to Deal With It

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Would you believe me if I tell you I still struggle with imposter syndrome? Despite graduating, getting my license, starting my own interior design business, and getting clients, it still affects my confidence. Honestly, it’s a mindset issue that requires ongoing management.

I wish it only happens in the beginning, you know? Like a right of passage, but no. It crops up at different points in my career as an interior designer. Good thing there are ways to help manage it.

You have a talent, creative one, and you need to share it with your clients. So be confident about that because I know you can do it. Listen to this week’s episode to learn how to deal with imposter syndrome and increase your confidence.

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode
  • Know what imposter syndrome is and how it affects your confidence factor
  • Identify the areas of your interior design career where imposter syndrome tends to show up
  • Get effective tips for overcoming imposter syndrome before it breaks your confidence
Check out these episode highlights

1.12 – What imposter syndrome is and how it affects the confidence factor

1.41 – How to tell if you’re suffering from imposter syndrome as an interior designer

  • You struggle to acknowledge you are an interior designer or you do interior design
  • You feel like you need to know so much more than you learned or were taught
  • You are waiting for a degree or a certification as proof you are an interior designer

4.00 – What imposter syndrome cycle looks like

  • You get a project but feel insecure about your design
  • You doubt yourself even though you get positive reinforcement
  • You still think you don’t know enough or you’re not good enough compared with others

4.45 – How I deal with imposter syndrome whenever it crops up

6.12 – Why you shouldn’t rely on external confirmation or validation

7.58 – The most important factor to combat impostor syndrome and help with your confidence

10.33 – Three questions you can ask yourself to help you find your why and three things your why is keeping you focused on


  1. Why are you doing interior design?
  2. Why are you helping these people?
  3. What are your goals?

Journal Prompts to Stay Focused:

  1. What is your goal? In 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, or 10 years?
  2. Why you are helping these people?
  3. What motivates you every day?

11.19 – Another area where impostor syndrome will show up

11.42 – Additional tips you can do to help with the imposter syndrome

  • Read books
  • Listen to podcasts
  • Talk to a therapist or a mindset coach

12.02 – Why you should seek help from a therapist or a mindset coach

  • To work out why you are struggling
  • To work out how to get your mindset back on track
  • To be able to improve your client’s life with your design