After finishing my PhD, I completed a data science bootcamp and quickly began working as a data scientist. When you experience any form of imposter syndrome, you often find yourself doing more, working longer hours, and studying on the weekends because you believe that you need to work 5 times harder in order to catch up. If I could do it over again, I would focus more on the value I was bringing to the company rather than obsessing over what I did not know yet. I would speak up and ask questions when something was not clear to me, rather than spending hours (or days!) figuring things out on my own. I would try to remember that I had doubted myself a million times before, and yet managed to deliver a result that made my stakeholders happy. I wouldn’t let my idea of what a data scientist “should be” influence what I actually was.