Can I tell you a secret?
Something I don’t tell clients or colleagues?
That’s my unspeakable secret – I haven’t hit 30 yet.
I’ve been keeping this under wraps. I make a point of not sharing my age. If a student asks how old I am, I’ll answer, but my cheeks burn.
I’m afraid that if my age leaks out, I’ll lose credibility.
When I started my practice four years ago, I was terrified that no one would ever want to hire a 25-year-old. I was paralyzed to begin networking because other professionals would think I was a “cheeky upstart.”
It turns out that neither of those fears materialized.
As I’ve met more educators, I’ve come to realize that I’m not the only one who experiences feelings of not being competent or successful enough.
Every day I get to talk to other teachers about their dreams: launching a private practice, publishing a book, or hiring an employee. I’ll be darned if nearly every person I encounter has their own reason why they think they’re not enough.
Have you heard something like this before? Maybe you’ve even said it yourself: