'The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success'

Life & Love | By Justin D Joseph | 05/15/2013 | 04:58 PM EDT

We all have the capacity to achieve success. But what happens when self doubt takes over? You're probably left feeling down, depressed and marked by an inability to embrace your full potential personally and professionally. So what's the remedy? There isn't a set remedy that works for everyone, but 'The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success' by Joyce M. Roch is a great reference and guide that provides a point of regard for several different types.

The book, described as a "deeply personal memoir," finds the retired President and CEO of Girls Incorporated, chronicling her lifelong struggle with Imposters Syndrome, a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize their accomplishments. Despite external evidence of their success, those with this particular syndrome remain convinced that they are "frauds" and somehow do not deserve the success they have achieved.

"The Empress Has No Clothes" is chalk full of comprehensive coping strategies based on her own experiences, and those of other successful business leaders including CEO of BET Networks Debra Lee.

Roch a professional with over 25 years in the business, has received national acclaim for her achievements in the business world: Black Enterprise named her one of the 21 Women of Power and Influence in Corporate America and one of the 40 Most Powerful Black Executives in 1991 and 1994 respectively. A few years later she was featured on the cover of Fortune Magazine in 1997, and Business Week selected her as one of the Top Managers to Watch in 1998.

'The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success' will be released on June 3.

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