It was Saturday night, and I looked around the room at all of the different artists, producers, managers, and A&Rs who had come out to LA for this networking event. Feeling a combination of excitement, nervousness, and the caffeine from the coffee I just had, it started to happen.
I felt like an imposter.
Maybe the person who put on the event made a mistake. Maybe he just asked me to participate in this beat showcase as a way of "promoting diversity" because I'm a girl producer. Maybe he never really listened to my beats and just assumed I would be good for this. Maybe he didn't realize that I've never worked with Kanye or Rick Ross or Lil Wayne like the other producers in the showcase.
Have you ever felt that way? Like you somehow lucked into an opportunity that you weren't qualified for? Like people are going to find out that you actually don't deserve to be in the position you're in?
If you answered yes, you've experienced imposter syndrome, and the video below is for you. You're not alone, and spoiler: you're not an imposter.