Banishing Imposter Syndrome with Dona Sarkar


It's all happening ... truly, it is! Purpose and doing the thing you are meant to do can lead to so much fulfillment in one's life. I hope that everyone tuning into Purpose Lounge is feeling that vibe and starting to think about how they too can live a life of purpose and meaning. 

Dona Sarkar is on a path of purpose. She believes the 7.6 billion people we share this earth with can and should develop technical skills to help achieve whatever goals they have. She believes technology is the ultimate equalizer. 

As the leader of the Microsoft Windows Insider program, Dona shares her vision with 16 million community members around the globe. She is incredibly passionate about her role but don't you dare think for one minute that this is the only hat Dona wears. 

Dona is so many things! She's an engineer, author, speaker, fashion blogger, and fashion designer. Wait, did I leave anything out? Oh yeah, she's also a fabulous "bossy big sister" who will never let you not #DotheThing. 

Dona is about to launch her next book about banishing imposter syndrome. In this episode, she gives you the steps to avoid this awful psychological pattern in which an individual doubts his or her accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud.” 

Highlights from the show:

  • The growing up years as Dona Sarkar in Detriot, Michigan

  • What it means to #DotheThing

  • 12 steps to banish imposter syndrome (for good!)

  • Be your best mentor!

  • Realize how other people see us ..."what would you call on me for?"

  • Throwing people out of airplanes (figuratively speaking, of course)

  • Having a good story... never be boring

  • Dona's definition of purpose: vision (what do you want to see in the world?) + mission (now, what are you going to do about it?)

  • Advice for the younger generations on living a life of purpose and meaning

  • What's next for Dona Sarkar (and the world)? Check out Dona's new fashion line by visiting Prima Dona Style

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