As high-achieving black women, many of us deal with what is now called Racial Imposter Syndrome. Racial Imposter Syndrome is the feeling that we don’t belong because those around us in our homogenous communities make it known that we are not being black enough for one reason or another.
From coaching my clients I’ve come to realize that this is a very common theme. They get to a point where they struggle with the decision to go after big epic goals because it feels like the further they go the more isolated they feel. Success for them means that culturally they aren’t black enough.
Why is it that descriptions such as successful, educated, and articulate are reserved only for white people, as though a black person can only ever be uneducated and ratchet?
In this episode, we’ll discuss how we can shake this feeling of not being black enough so that we can let the mask down and be our authentic selves. And if you want more help with cleaning up your thoughts, consider joining my upcoming group coaching program, Rooted, where I will show you how to stop feeling ashamed about your success and how to partner with your self-sabotaging patterns and make them your superpowers.
Join the waitlist for my group coaching program starting in March 2022. Visit www.brigjohnson.com/group to register.
This is what I want for us. I want us to be rooted in ourselves so that we become our own safe place to land. I will teach you exactly how to do this through several different processes and methodologies in my upcoming group coaching program.
If you are ready to get Rooted in YOU, join the waitlist for my group coaching program starting in March 2022.
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LISTEN TO PAST EPISODES…
EP. 122 Redefining GOODT ENUFF
In this week’s conversation, I’m expanding on the discussion started in last week’s episode, EP. 121 Bad Things Happen To Good Girls, around the good girl syndrome. Last week I shared that we think if we are living by the standard of the good girl, then the good girl doesn’t have problems, and so we believe having a problem is a problem, but it’s not.
EP. 121 Bad Things Happen To Good Girls
From childhood, many women are socialized to please others, at the cost of their own well-being or needs. The world is screaming: If you’re good, nothing bad will happen to you. And so we adopt the idea that good girls don’t upset people, good girls don’t put herself first, good girls don’t disappoint others.
EP. 118 What Happens When We Increase Our STRESS Capacity?
Stress has become an unavoidable side effect of life as a high-achieving woman.My goal is not to help you become stress-free but to help you have freedom from stress.
EP. 117 Are you STRESS Aware?
Stress is everywhere; it impacts everyone and pervades all aspects of our lives. And over time it can negatively impact your health and well-being. How you manage stress is related to your thoughts about yourself, your relationship with yourself, your relationship with others, your relationship with your work, and your relationship with your epic sh*t.
EP. 114 The Value of Coaching With Janae Young
On this episode, I’m joined by another one of my amazing clients, Janae Young. Janae is a college coach who helps students reach their goal scores and get into their dream schools. She’s been an entrepreneur for six years now, having started her business right after her 15th birthday.
EP. 113 When ”They” Talk About You
Today we are talking about the dreaded F word, failure. As high-achieving women of color, when we’re getting ready to do our epic shit, it’s not a matter of if we’re going to fail, it’s when.