Elayne Fluker Takes on “I-Got-It” Syndrome in New Leadership Book


( ENSPIRE She Did That ) Support is Sexy Podcast Host Elayne Fluker Encourages Women to Get Over “I Got It” in New HarperCollins Leadership Book, Available on May 11

ENSPIRE Contributor: Octavia Johnson

Too many ambitious women suffer from “I-got-it” syndrome, striving to accomplish all their goals alone, leading to dangerous levels of stress and anxiety. “Get Over ‘I Got It’” author and podcaster Elayne Fluker believes this mindset is partially responsible for the increase in suicide rates for girls and women and the reason so many women end up depressed, overwhelmed, isolated, and unfulfilled. 

In her new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwomen, Get Support & Remember That Having it All Doesn’t Mean Doing it All Alone” (HarperCollins Leadership May 11, 2021; $19.99 paperback) Fluker shares tangible ways women can ditch the dangerous go-it-alone philosophy and, instead, embrace the proven health and career benefits of a stronger-together approach.

Elayne Fluker – Author and Business Coach – Mecca Gamble Photography 2020

Fluker encourages women to learn how to build their networks, make meaningful connections and understand how even some of the most successful women in the world, like Oprah Winfrey and Spanx founder Sara Blakely, had tremendous support networks that helped them achieve their dreams.

“Get Over ‘I Got It’” stems from Fluker’s struggle with learning how to ask for and accept support, as well as the lessons she learned along her journey. Additionally, anecdotes from women professionals, interviews with health professionals, and current research will help women overcome their psychological hurdles to asking for help, giving them a surefire strategy—and the confidence—to seek support. They’ll then be positioned to join other women’s support networks, uplifting them in a way that will transform both individual lives and communities.

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Fluker’s book opens up ways for women to ask to receive help even when they feel overwhelmed or fear that they won’t receive help when asking. To learn more about “Get Over ‘I Got It’” and where to purchase, please visit GetOverIGotIt.com. Follow her on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.