A Life Thriver Aspirant


Imposter syndrome can impact more than just your work life. In this case, the cost of the syndrome can be staggering. I found out the harsh way.

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Do you ever feel like a fraud, fearing that others will discover you're not as competent or deserving as they think? You're not alone. Imposter syndrome affects a staggering 70% of people at some point in their lives. But what if you could break free from its grip and live with confidence and authenticity?

In You Are Not an Imposter, Coline Monsarrat delivers a gripping exploration of this all-too-common condition. Drawing from her personal battle with imposter syndrome, which nearly claimed her life, Monsarrat courageously shares her story to shed light on the hidden struggles many face.

Part memoir, part guide, this transformative book uncovers how imposter syndrome silently infiltrates various areas of our lives. From sabotaging our careers to undermining our well-being, its impact is far-reaching and often underestimated. Monsarrat dives into the science behind the condition, unraveling the psychological mechanisms that give rise to self-doubt, perfectionism, low self-esteem, and people-pleasing tendencies.

But this book is not just about awareness—it’s about empowerment and change. Monsarrat offers practical strategies derived from her personal journey, equipping readers with the tools to break free from imposter syndrome’s grasp. Through insightful exercises and thought-provoking reflections, she guides readers on a transformative path, enabling them to challenge limiting beliefs, boost self-esteem, and reclaim control of their lives.

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When I was confronted with the reality that my health condition had led me to develop imposter syndrome, it was a wake-up call. I realized that by not acknowledging my own struggles and challenges, I was doing myself a disservice and risking my life in the process. The burden of feeling like a fraud in my own disease had taken a toll on my physical and mental health, leading to more diagnoses and a downward spiral. But with this newfound understanding, I was able to turn my life around. I made it my mission to understand the root causes of my imposter syndrome and overcome it, not just for myself but for all those who might be struggling with similar challenges. And in doing so, I discovered a new level of strength and resilience that I never knew I had.

The destructive symptoms of Imposter Syndrome


Perfectionism can be a double-edged sword – while striving for excellence is commendable, it can stop you from achieving your dream.


It is easy to succumb to self-doubt and fear, but this is unfruitful and takes away from our power to achieve great things.


People-pleasing is a dangerous trap to fall into. Seeking approval from others and striving to please as many people around us will not help us feel more worthy. 


Becoming confident is an essential skill. By having faith in your abilities, you can achieve anything, yet without the foundations of confidence, optimal growth becomes substantially more difficult.

What reviewers are saying

"By being able to marry the personal with the professional, Monsarrat is able to create something compelling concurrently on an intellectual and emotive set of levels. There’s never the sense of there having to be a tradeoff of one with the other, and because of that the messaging of the book is that much stronger. Monsarrat treads a fine line here, one that is very easy to cross to the detriment of the presentational and communicative qualities. But because she’s able to make the emotional a good analogy for the statistically-backed, there’s never a hiccup in this regard overwhelming the ship."

Inspiring Words from Readers

Marie-Hélène Fasquel
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Based on the author's personal experience and hardships due to her false and negative beliefs about herself, the book aims to help readers avoid making the same mistakes and enjoy life to the fullest. Coline shares a fabulous guide for those of us who suffer from imposter syndrome regardless of our endeavors and achievements. Monsarrat shares her wealth of knowledge and experience to help readers overcome this syndrome. The book covers the importance of self-compassion and self-care in overcoming it, encouraging readers to be kind to themselves and understand the need to focus on their strengths and accomplishments rather than perceived flaws.
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"You Are Not an Imposter" is a powerful and relatable guide that tackles the common experience of self-doubt and imposter syndrome. What sets this book apart is the author's inclusion of personal anecdotes and case studies, making it highly valuable and relatable to readers. The author's willingness to share her own experiences adds depth and authenticity to the concepts explored in the book. By weaving together relatable stories and practical strategies, readers are provided with tangible tools to overcome self-doubt and unlock their true potential.
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I related so strongly to this author and her story. She does a fabulous job of sharing her experiences and, by doing so, shines a bright light on Imposter Syndrome so that others can benefit. This book is well-researched and full of solid, well-documented references; however, Monsarrat does a great job of weaving her story into the pages so that it’s not a dry, academic tome.

If we keep attributing our successes to luck and our failures to ourselves, how are we going to be able to chase our dreams?

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