S1E12 – Dealing With Impostor Syndrome And How To Work Through It

In this episode, David and Justin take a look at impostor Syndrome. They share some of their experiences with it and offer help to those who may experience it.

[0:39] Justin starts the show off by saying that he is not a fan of the beer he’s drinking: Maui Brewing Company’s Coconut Hiwa Porter.

[4:10] Justin discovers that mocha is not coffee. Actually, what really happened is that David insisted that mocha is chocolate, but what he really meant was that it is a chocolate-flavored variant of a caffè latte. He was trying to simplify it for Justin. In the end neither one of them were 100% correct.

[4:43] David says that he’s drinking Duclaw Brewing Company’s Sweet Baby Jesus chocolate peanut butter porter

[7:41] Justin says that he’s not talking much because he’s trying not to throw up from the taste of his beer.

[9:32] David introduces the topic of the show: impostor syndrome. He says that he was inspired to do the episode because of a question that he received from a fan of the show.

[18:53] David talks about the idea of impostor syndrome and how it manifests in martial arts.

[20:33] David recommends the book, No Pouting in the Dojo, by his friend Cathy Chapaty. In the book Cathy shares stories of her experiences in martial arts, including a good deal of impostor syndrome although it was never named explicitly.

[23:00] Justin shares how he experienced impostor syndrome for a short time when teaching in Bowling Green, Ohio.

[25:25] David shares some of his experiences with impostor syndrome in martial arts.

[32:33] David brings the show back around to the inspiration for the show and talks a bit about his experiences in Iraq – including his experience with a donkey.

[42:49] David offers some advice for those who may currently experience impostor syndrome or for those who may experience it in the future.

Subscribe to the Drunken Fist Podcast


Join the Drunken Fist Fan Club

Do you love Drunken Fist podcast? Join the Drunken Fist fan club and show your support.

Leave a Comment!

By posting on this website, you agree to the following:

  • You may disagree with us as long as it is done in a way that is respectful.
  • We reserve the right to delete your comments.
  • You retain ownership of your comments. By commenting on this site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from ny and all liability that may result from those postsings.
  • You grant us a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant us the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a website, in a book, a video, or presentation.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *