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027. Paging Dr. Imposter

While artists and designers are extremely varied, one thing that seems to tie us all together is the crippling, unwelcome visitor known as Imposter Syndrome. We’ve all felt its cold stare and heard its demeaning lectures, but how do we work against this (seemingly) unavoidable roadblock? Like most roadblocks, there can sometimes be good reason for it, but often, it is just another struggle between us and our work.

In this episode, Ryan and Garreth talk music (surprise!), breaking up with imposter syndrome (for real this time!), and the best way to give up on improving (so you don’t have to!).

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