Ricardo, your post is super juicy! Thank you for sharing so vulnerably. I feel like there’s going to be several heads nodding and hands raised in “me, too” affirmation.
I’ve been here, too, and 99% of my clients struggle with some form of self doubt, imposter syndrome, and/or feeling inferior.
I love that you’ve done the research and have science and numbers showing the comparisons and revealing the results – pedigree/brand doesn’t guarantee accuracy, it’s the skills and talents of the professional that counts.
Based on what you’ve shared about accuracy comparisons, I’m going to assume that this was a numbers to numbers, data to data comparison and didn’t involve people’s opinions or biases.
You’ve also shared that you ARE receiving the validation from clients that your work is as good as or even preferred over the Big Firms.
MY QUESTION FOR YOU: What will it take for YOU to start believing in your skills, talents, and abilities?
I can share my journey, and others can also share theirs. BUT it’s always going to come back around to you and what you need in order to shift your opinions about this.