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Vicky Shilling in blue dress discussing imposter syndrome

May 23, 2022

[058] Overcoming imposter complex in the world of wellness

I'm Vicky Shilling

A wellness business mentor, podcast host, author and I help you start and grow a successful wellness business.

My magic is in being able to break down the practical and strategic parts of business building, coupled with helping you cultivate a mindset that supports those actions to get the outcomes you desire.

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I’m excited to bring you the next episode of the Just Start Now Book Club podcast season.

Each episode in this series will be focusing on a chapter in my new book, Just Start Now – Unlock your entrepreneur mindset to grow your wellness business.

To get the most from the season, buy your copy now and read along with us!


In today’s episode, I take a look at chapter 3 of the book, titled ‘Imposter complex and needing to know more.’ Now, this is something I see all too often with wellness practitioners so I hope this episode helps all those that feel they don’t know enough and need more qualifications in order to actually help people.

I also discuss how I’ve changed my mindset around my own imposter complex, and how I feel about showing up in my work and my own ability, which I hope gives you some nuggets of wisdom you can implement for your own business.

Some of the things I talk about when it comes to imposter complex:

  • How this chapter was inspired by Tara Mohr’s book Playing Big and how she speaks about the particular problem of women feeling they always need more qualifications  
  • The ‘should’ of overcomplicating the ideal customer – that feeling that it can’t just be easy, you ‘should’ be helping people with complex needs and cases
  • How you are capable of helping people right now with what’s in your head. If you’ve ever thought “I want ‘intelligent’ customers… but ones that know less than me” then this episode is for you! 
  • Tanya Geisler and her way of explaining imposter complex – knowing that if you think for even a second you are one, that you’re definitely not!


And don’t forget:

Read the book? Make sure to leave a review on Amazon now (do it here)!

If you do this while this podcast season is airing (May-June 2022), you’ll be in the running to win a free Power Hour with Vicky every week as she picks a review at random and shares the winner right here in the show notes.

Here’s this week’s winner:




5 star Amazon review by Ana for Just Start Now book


If this is your review, write to to claim your free Power Hour.

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