Imposter Syndrome – Coaching Call with Tripp Lanier

Is imposter syndrome driving you nuts?

Are you going to be replaced if you don’t constantly prove your value?

And are your career ambitions really just a way to achieve some illusion of control?

In today’s coaching conversation, we talk with a guy who’s struggling with imposter syndrome. He’s convinced his success will come crashing down if he doesn’t constantly prove he’s legit. Digging deeper we reveal what’s truly driving him to exhaustion. So together we create a surprising solution that immediately helps him feel more powerful.

In this interview:

  • Imposter syndrome
  • Having to prove you’re valuable everyday
  • Big responsibilities and big discomfort
  • The fear of being easily replaced
  • The cost of striving for security and control


  • “I don’t want to just win the game. I want to own the chess board.”
  • Where do we find flow?
  • The danger of making everything about ourselves
  • How play makes us far more powerful
  • Finding immediate relief

Note: What you’re about to hear is an actual coaching call. The person being coached volunteered and gave explicit permission to have our conversation recorded for this podcast.

About Tripp Lanier

Tripp Lanier is a professional coach, author of This Book Will Make You Dangerous, and host of The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp which — for over a decade — has been downloaded millions of times.

Since 2005, he has spent thousands of hours coaching people all around the world to get out of the rat race, become an authority in their field, and make a great living doing the work they were put on this earth to do. Over the years he’s designed several businesses to support a simple lifestyle focused on freedom, ease, meaning, and fun.

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