Volume 10: Laura Petersen: The Impostor Syndrome Monster

Striving for perfection is usually the greatest excuse for not pursuing ideas. What you need to realise is that perfectionism is often just imposter syndrome in disguise. 

Welcome to The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a candid and revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to unravel the inner workings of the entrepreneurial mind and explain why even the most successful among us experience Imposter Syndrome. 

If you are someone who is holding back, feeling unworthy of your success or questioning your competency as a professional, this podcast is for you.

In this volume, Ronsley is speaking with Laura Petersen, the woman with the entrepreneurial alter ego affectionately named ‘Laptop Laura.’ Laura is the ex-teacher turned serial entrepreneur, podcaster and international best-selling author. 

Her outstanding book ‘Copywriting for Podcasters,’ was written in just 30 days, and instantly hit the #1 Bestseller and Hot New Release list in the U.S. and Canada. 

In 2016, Laura took the idea of writing books to a new level and developed the brand CopyThatPops, a literary hub that helps other thought leaders use authorship to establish credibility, make an impact, and grow their brand.

Laura knows the “Imposter Syndrome Monster” intimately. It has allowed her to doubt her abilities and question her every move so in this volume Ronsley and Laura discuss the pressures of wanting to be extraordinary. They look at how perfectionism stops us from initiating amazing ideas and how authenticity positions you as an authority figure within your industry. 

Also featured in this volume:

  • The dream log and bringing to life her reality
  • Who is Emily? The pressure to do well
  • Are you putting the reps in? 
  • How we can contend with the negatives
  • The comfort zone boundaries and why they rub us up the wrong way
  • What is confirmation bias?
  • The white lab coat syndrome 
  • How Laura uses authenticity and why it’s so important
  • Travel and the values it brings into Laura’s life


Laura Petersen: Website

Laura Petersen: Facebook

Laura Petersen: Twitter

Laura Petersen: LinkedIn

The main objective of this audio project is to bring together entrepreneurs who share similar values, for creators to find a place to have these kinds of conversations and not be judged and for artists who are looking to commercialize their art. 

For access to full-length interviews and access to that place go to mustamplify.com/poe and click the button.

If you’d like to provide listener feedback or suggestions for podcast volumes or guests feel free to leave these suggestions at mustamplify.com/poe

Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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