Have impostor syndrome? Contact me, I want to help!
Some background about myself, for most of my life, I had a serious lack of self confidence. I worked hard, got good grades in school, and then went on to work as a hardware SOC engineer for almost a decade. I had insecurities but I was able to keep them in check by being outwardly successful....until I couldn't pull that trick anymore...
3 years ago, I got a job at a division at Intel. The working environment in that company was so stressful and toxic. I worked flat out for this division but even my best efforts were not enough to make up for the insane deadlines and unrealistic expectations placed on everyone there. My usual way of dealing with my lack of self confidence through achieving things no longer worked. The first year of working at Intel was honestly the most tramautic, stressful experience of my entire life.
Fortunately, I got help. I sought the help of a clinical counselor who used to work as a sports therapist. With his help, I tackled and fixed the root cause of my lack of self confidence. You know how a lot of engineers talk about having impostor syndrome? Well, I am an engineer who defeated it.
I know that there are a lot of engineers out there who lack self confidence, who feel that everyone else is better than them. And unfortunately, there are not a lot of resources specifically designed to help engineers overturn their anxieties or deal with the stresses of the job. So I have decided to do something about that.
I am planning on building a company that helps engineers to become confident and healthy people. So I am reaching out to the Blind community asking for any stressed or burnt out engineer to contact me so that I can interview them for market research. The goal is to get to know what are the biggest health challenges engineers face and how a business can help tackle these challenges.
If you are interested, schedule an appointment at https://calendly.com/auggywonger/1-1-interview.
Good luck to my fellow engineers who are going through what I went through. It's for you guys that I am building this business!
Thanks for taking the time to read.