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The podcast that teaches High Achieving Black Women how to use thought work to be her absolute best self, no matter the situation.

She will learn how not to let outside influences impact how she thinks and feels about herself or how she shows up in the world.

Each week, Master Mindset and Life Coach, Brig Johnson, combines coaching, a little bit of neurobiology, and practical easy to use tools to empower you to break barriers and become unstoppable.

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EP. 156 The Value of Coaching With Marlene McNally

Join me in this eye-opening episode featuring Life and Mindset Coach, Marlene McNally, as we dive deep into breaking societal norms for Black women. Marlene shares her journey of self-discovery, challenging the expectations of perfection and embracing vulnerability.

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EP. 152 Are You Struggling To Make A Decision?

In this episode, I dive deep into the factors that often hold us back from making decisions and taking action, especially as women of color. We explore the three critical elements: belief, authority, and impact, that can paralyze us with indecision.

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EP. 149 Honoring Our Grieve Within Our GROWTH

You know, sometimes our need is simply to grieve, and that’s perfectly okay. We’ll explore the different facets of grief, from understanding involuntary grief, like unexpected losses, to embracing voluntary grief, where we choose to make changes but still feel the loss.

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EP. 148 Breaking The Stigma Of Neediness

In this episode, I delve into the often stigmatized concept of neediness, particularly as it pertains to black women. Listen in as I challenge the negative perceptions around neediness, emphasizing that acknowledging and honoring our emotional needs is a strength, not a weakness.

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EP. 147 When Your Brain Is Ruminating Bring In B.A.E

What to do when your brain is messing with you, causing endless rumination and stress. I call it BOO Brain, that state when your mind is stuck in a loop of “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios. But fear not, I’ve got a game-changing protocol for you: B.A.E.

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Ep. 143 Do This If You’re Feeling Like You’ve Gone Backwards

In this personal and candid episode, I’m taking you through my quest to gain muscle and shed weight, sharing the highs and lows of my journey. If you’ve ever felt shame for not being where you used to be, this is for you. From a daring birthday photoshoot to pandemic challenges, I’ll show you how I learned that it’s not about recreating the past, but reinventing your future.

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Ep. 141 Increasing Capacity With Kirsten Roldan

Join me in welcoming our guest, Kirsten Roldan. She’s a client of mine and a business coach with two incredible programs: “Million Dollar Email” and “Million Dollar CEO.” These programs are designed to help coaches and service providers master email marketing, team systems, and mindset strategies for scaling their businesses to a million dollars.

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EP. 138 Learning To Thrive In Her Business

Being too big for your britches is defined as being conceited or self-important. What this statement is saying to me is there is a “right” way and a” wrong” way to be confident. There is nothing more fearful for a high-achieving black woman than the possibility of stepping outside of what is the norm.

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EP. 137 Is There Such A Thang As “TOO BIG FOR YOUR BRITCHES”?

Being too big for your britches is defined as being conceited or self-important. What this statement is saying to me is there is a “right” way and a” wrong” way to be confident. There is nothing more fearful for a high-achieving black woman than the possibility of stepping outside of what is the norm.

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EP. 135 A Rebirth Story: What Happens When We Let Go Of SHAME With Pamela Deneuve

This is a special bonus episode because I wanted to give you a peek inside the DEEPLY ROOTED program and share some of the results and transformations that my clients have experienced.In this episode, I am chatting with Pamela Deneuve, Life Coach for Lawyers. Listen in as we discuss her rebirth story– how she was able to let go of shame to feel more at peace and have more confidence in herself, her actions, and her life choices.

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EP. 134 An Interview With The January Cohort Of Deeply Rooted

This conversation with four amazing cohorts from January’s Deeply Rooted Group Coaching Program (Pamela, Franchelle, Ruth, and Janae.) is a sneak peek into the transformations you can experience from coaching and how it keeps paying off even after you’ve left the coaching container.

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EP. 133 Panic: The Hidden Enemy To Your Success

Today we are talking about the invisible enemy that often stops us from completing our assignments, reaching our goals, enjoying our relationships and truly realizing our potential in our journey toward high achievement. It’s called panic.

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EP. 131 Feeling TRAPPED? Listen to this!

Feeling trapped for us as black women is very common. Feeling trapped can lead to an increase of stress hormones, and if it continues for a long, it can also lead to completely disengaging with our lives where we will go from fighting it or fleeing it to saying f*@k it.

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EP. 130 I’m Spilling The Tea Of My Stress Journey

Sometimes we become so lost in what’s going on around us that we lose touch with the most important person in our lives, ourselves. Checking in with yourself means making intentional steps to pay attention to how you feel on an emotional, mental, and physical level. So, when was the last time you checked in on yourself?

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EP. 129 The DISCOMFORT ZONE: How To Embrace It

This episode is a call to embrace discomfort.Most of us embrace comfort and resist anything that may lead to discomfort. This is because we can only embrace what we are not afraid of. Evolutionary wise, we were designed to seek comfort– to seek pleasure and to stay the same.

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EP. 124 What to do after a F*%k up

Continuing our conversation from EP. 121 Bad Things Happen To Good Girls, EP. 122 Redefining GOODT ENUFF, and EP. 123 Suffering and the GOODT Black Women MENTALITY, today we are talking about what to do when you don’t get the results you want.

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EP. 123 Suffering and the GOODT Black Women MENTALITY

Continuing our conversation from episodes, EP. 121 Bad Things Happen To Good Girls and EP. 122 Redefining GOODT ENUFF, today we are talking about  suffering. As we discussed previously, we have certain thought errors that are holding us back from growing and thriving in our epic-ness. When we think that we’re not being the “good girl” , problems happen, then we make it a problem that we have a problem.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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EP. 116 Come Fail With Me! My Challenge To You

I know it is the eve of Valentine’s Day, but guess what? I won’t be talking about love in this episode. Instead, I want to continue the conversation around failure because I want us as black women to drop the mask, do our epic sh*t, and embrace failure along the journey.

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EP. 115 Stress and Speed of Implementation

Happy Black History Month!

To add to the celebration, I’d like to continue our conversation around failure. In EP. 104 I feel the NEED for SPEED! I shared that as black women, we struggle with failure since historically it’s a safety issue for us to take imperfect action

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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.

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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. 

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EP. 112 The Value of Coaching With Shiro Bergbauer

On this Breakthrough with Brig Podcast episode, I’m joined by Shiro Bergbauer, a private and group coaching client. Shiro is a wife, mom, Life Coach, and certified registered nurse anesthetist. As a Life Coach, she helps women overcome overwhelm and mom guilt, have better boundaries, and thriving relationships.

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EP. 111 When Your Brain Makes Sense

It’s that time of year again – when everyone is talking about New Year’s Resolutions, things to improve upon, change or become better in the new year. I’m not a huge fan of resolutions, however, I am a big fan of goals – of dedicated hard work day after day to work towards your epic sh*t.

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Episode 109 {THROWBACK} Let’s Talk Intimacy

Today we are doing a throwback of one of my favorite podcast episodes, EP. 38 Let’s Talk Intimacy. This episode is not only one of my favorites but also covers one of the main concepts of my group coaching program, Deeply Rooted.

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Episode 108 When They Ask About YOUR LITTLE THANG!

It’s the holiday season, and with that comes social gatherings. For us, high-achieving women, this also means we will have to face that dreaded question from those who do not support our epic shit – how is that LITTLE THANG you’ve been working on?

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Episode 106 The Other Side of GRATITUDE

“Just be grateful for what you have.” Are you familiar with this statement? Today we are challenging this old rule of being grateful for what you have because this is a standard of being that many of us have accepted without question.

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Episode 104 I feel the NEED for SPEED

I believe in the power of being in rooms with people who think at a higher level than you do, because it causes you to rethink your current thoughts and your current reality, then you can have the possibility to change some of those thoughts and start growing.his allows you to get curious, creative and ask questions so that you can obtain the knowledge you currently lack.

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Episode 103 IDK Ville

Saying “I don’t know” and adopting a growth mindset are powerful means for becoming smarter and more skilled individuals. This allows you to get curious, creative and ask questions so that you can obtain the knowledge you currently lack.

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Episode 100 The Best Of The Breakthrough With Brig Podcast

Welcome to episode 100! This is an episode of celebrations. Not only are we celebrating our 100th podcast episode, but we are also celebrating over 33K downloads, receiving 36 reviews with 5-star ratings on Apple Podcast, and helping so many amazing high-achieving women of color create their epic shit!

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Episode 99 – Sheroism vs Toxic Positivity

With every life experience,  your relationships, your achievements, and your failures are all open to interpretation. The most important decision you’ll make about every life experience is the meaning you assign to it. And that meaning will either hold you back or push you forward.

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Episode 98 – Visibility Capacity

Visibility capacity is our ability to allow our full selves to be seen in our life and work.

When it’s out of alignment, it shows up as feeling stuck, uncomfortable, and lacking discipline and willpower. But when our visibility capacity is in full bloom, we stop sabotaging opportunities that shine a light on our brilliance and intentionally seek out and attract visibility opportunities that celebrate our true selves.

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Episode 97 – It’s Gonna Be HARD QUEEN!

When it comes to your epic shit, have you decided that it’s going to be hard? I think we can all agree that accomplishing your epic shit is hard. It requires a great deal of self-responsibility and accountability. Not only that, but you have to be consistent in your new attitudes and behavior required to achieve your goals.

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Episode 94 – The Value of Coaching Series with Karen Livingstone

As high-achieving women of color, we know what it feels like to walk into a room and be the only one who looked like you. To be asked your opinion on a project that lacks diversity and inclusion. To frequently be asked to participate in conversations where the expectation is that your opinion speaks for all voices from your community. And not be able to talk about specific topics that are important to your culture because no one around you can relate from personal experience.

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Episode 93 – Ready is not a THANG!

Listen, ready is not a thang! “Being ready” is a measure of whether we think we will fail or succeed at something, that is all. We can be the most prepped and primed version of ourselves and still not feel “ready” to take that next step. This is because readiness happens in our minds. 

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Episode 92 – Paying Full-Price, WAT??

To explain this point I will use the example of a purchase. When it comes to making a purchase, we often get really excited when we are able to get the hook up on that purchase or obtain it from a sale. Notice that in this scenario you experience a dopamine hit. This is because getting the hookup creates a feeling of pleasure and reward, which motivates you to repeat a specific behavior.

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Episode 91 – The Hope of Our Wrongness

Have you ever felt that when bad things happen, that must mean that you are not a good person, like, karma has come to get you? And so you go on a search to find what is wrong in hopes of fixing it so that everything will be good again.

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Episode 88 – The Ultimate Peace for the High Achieving Black Woman

Today we are discussing one of the most common topics that my clients present to me during our coaching session. It comes in different variations but what it boils down to is that as high-achieving women we want to do more to reach a level of peace but that level is not attainable because as soon as we think we’ve reached the level, there is yet another mountain that we need to climb.

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Episode 87 – Stop Playing Squirrel with Your Decisions

Are you playing squirrel with your decisions? This happens when we make a decision and instead of honoring the decision, we keep remaking the same decision over and over again. We do this because deep down we think that the answer to accomplishing that decision is outside of us.

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Episode 82 – An Interview with the Deeply Rooted April Cohort

For those of you who are thinking about joining this room full of women and would appreciate some insight on what you can expect, I have a treat for you. After the most recent weekly call with the current cohort, I just asked a couple of the participants to stay on and talk about what their experience has been like and the impact that Deeply Rooted has provided for them thus far. 

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Episode 81 – Finding Peace with LaTida

As high-achieving women, we are always leveling up and achieving new heights of success. One thing that is certain when you succeed is the various expectations that you place on yourself and that others place on you.

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Episode 80 – Do you Trust YOU?

Today we will continue our conversation about the ABCs that you need to accomplish epic shit.
Last week I shared that the C of the ABC is circulation. We must make a decision and commitment to circulate our epic shit into the world so that others can benefit.

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Episode 79 – Are You Using Unoxygenated Blood?

What I’ve noticed a lot is that people ask for coaching in one area but haven’t addressed another and so the results that they expect aren’t there. To put it another way, I’ll equate it to CPR. To effectively complete CPR you must work on the ABCs (airway, breathing, chest compressions) in that order. If you don’t clear the airway first and jump right into chest compressions then you are essentially just circulating unoxygenated blood throughout the body.  

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Episode 78 – Then What Is It?

Last week we played the what-if game. What if all these obnoxious thoughts we had on consistent bases had nothing to do with our worthiness yet they continue to hinder us from creating epic shit? Right.

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Episode 77 – What If?

Today we are going to play the what-if game.As high achieving women being marginalized and growing up in the way that we have, we’ve been conditioned with all these negative thoughts in our brains that we have to fight against on a daily basis.

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Episode 76 – Be Obnoxious

Contrary to what you may have heard, in most cases, you get more benefit from sharing your desire than if you don’t, and the most important person you need to share it with consistently is YOU!

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Episode 75 – They Don’t Get Me!

Have you ever thought to yourself, “they don’t get me”? Listen, if you’re a high-achieving black woman, you’re probably talking about some things that some people don’t get.

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Episode 74 – Are You Binge-Watching Your Lower Brain?

Episode 74 – Are You Binge-Watching Your Lower Brain?

Do you know how these series get us hooked and cause us to binge-watch? It’s because they end each episode with a cliffhanger that leaves your brain wanting to know and figure out what will happen next. And so you keep watching one episode after another until you’ve binge-watched the series.

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Episode 73 – Stop Playing CANDYMAN with Yourself

Episode 73 – Stop Playing CANDYMAN with Yourself

If you are old enough to have played Candyman as a child you can remember entering a dimly lit room (usually the bathroom), standing in front of a mirror, and saying the name “Candyman” five times in a row. The expectation is that the monster will show up behind you. This experience caused you to intentionally put yourself in a scary situation.

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Episode 69 – Cyborg Thinking

Episode 69 – Cyborg Thinking

As a coach of high-achieving women, I find that so many of us have stopped dreaming. Our ancestors sacrificed for us so that we have what they dreamed of and now that we are successful and comfortable we have stopped dreaming. There are many reasons for this that include us not waiting to fail or appear to be greedy. 

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Episode 68 – What Happened to Your DREAMS?

Episode 68 – What Happened to Your DREAMS?

As a coach of high-achieving women, I find that so many of us have stopped dreaming. Our ancestors sacrificed for us so that we have what they dreamed of and now that we are successful and comfortable we have stopped dreaming. There are many reasons for this that include us not waiting to fail or appear to be greedy. 

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Episode 67 – The Value Of Coaching With Lenora

Episode 67 – The Value Of Coaching With Lenora

Today’s episode is not only inspiring, it’s downright amazing. You’ll be hearing from my private client, Lenora, as she shares her story of transformation. Even though she was hesitant about coaching she ultimately made the decision to commit to herself and make the investment.

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Episode 66 – You Told Harpo To Beat Me

Episode 66 – You Told Harpo To Beat Me

You see, we’ve been taught how to be very harsh with ourselves because other people were very harsh with us for generations. It’s time to stop being so hard on yourself! And I want to help you with this.

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Episode 65 Are you ROOTBOUND?

Episode 65 Are you ROOTBOUND?

What it means to be rootbound is having roots formed into a dense, tangled mass that allows for little or no space for further growth. It’s staying in the container although it stumps your growth.

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Episode 64 – I’m not Black Enuf. WAT?

Episode 64 – I’m not Black Enuf. WAT?

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.

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Episode 63 – What’s Rooted?

Episode 63 – What’s Rooted?

Today we are talking about all things group coaching and I am so excited to share this with you. It’s all about being rooted. For me being rooted means accepting the various aspects of yourself, from past to present. Feeling aligned with your own values that have developed over time. It means that you are fixed, unmovable, and entrenched in your worthiness.

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Episode 61 – Your Dreams Don’t Need A Co-Signer

Episode 61 – Your Dreams Don’t Need A Co-Signer

Are you waiting for people to cosign your belief, goals, and dreams? I have news for you Queen, you don’t need a co-signer to fulfill your dreams! I repeat it’s your dream, you don’t need others’ approval! When you outsource or wait for others to cosign whether or not you can do the thing you are essentially saying that you don’t believe you have a good enough track record to show up for yourself to do the hard things.

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Episode 60 – Will You Love Yourself More?

Episode 60 – Will You Love Yourself More?

Society tells us that when things don’t work out we are supposed to beat ourselves up.  And that is exactly what we do. When we are experiencing frustration with our choices or decisions, we may punish ourselves. This comes in many forms, like restricting ourselves from enjoying good things or engaging in negative self-talk.

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Episode 59 – Who Are You Being?

Episode 59 – Who Are You Being?

Happy New Year! It’s the season of resolutions, goals, and choosing a word for the year. As we start thinking about our goals and strategies for what we want to accomplish this year, I want to remind you that we are not human doings, nor are we human havings, we are human beings.

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Episode 57 – The Value of Coaching With Mars Lord

Episode 57 – The Value of Coaching With Mars Lord

Our guest today is Mars Lord. Mars is a coach, a birth activist, a doula educator, and the leading voice about black maternal mortality and health in the UK and beyond. She has also spoken to Parliament and can be found on the record in the history books for her work with black maternal health.

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Episode 56 – Practiced Thoughts

Episode 56 – Practiced Thoughts

Thought work is a tool for revealing your brain to yourself. It helps you bring awareness to the sentences that are floating in your head, the feelings you have because of those thoughts, and the action you take as a result of those feelings. And like any tool, it can be used for us or against us.

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Episode 55- Your Thoughts About You

Episode 55- Your Thoughts About You

In general, we tend to make an effort to be kind to others by reminding ourselves to pause and intentionally reflect on our words and actions, asking ourselves whether they’re of benefit to others.

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Episode 52 – The Value of Coaching with Ashley Rhodes

Episode 52 – The Value of Coaching with Ashley Rhodes

Self-discovery is a process where a person is guided, through self-questioning and examination of one’s own thoughts, words, and actions, in order to reach their own conclusions regarding who they truly are. This is at the core of the work that our guest, Ashley Rhodes, focuses on in her practice as a life coach.

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Episode 51 – What’s Your Quit Pattern?

Episode 51 – What’s Your Quit Pattern?

Do you find yourself quitting things a lot? Whatever it is we want to achieve in life, no matter how much we want it, there will always be times when we hit a challenging period, our motivation hits a wall and we feel like giving up.

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Episode 47 – When Your Brain Says NO, You Say YAS

Episode 47 – When Your Brain Says NO, You Say YAS

We’ve been taught that our future success is based on how successful we have been in the past. The thing is, if most of us looked to our past to determine our future success, we would not have any hope of creating the desires of our hearts because our brain is going to tell us every little detail about our failures.

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Episode 46 – How To Deal With Disappointment

Episode 46 – How To Deal With Disappointment

Disappointment is the unhappiness you feel from the failure of something hoped for or expected to happen. This is the internal fear that you experience when it comes to wanting and desiring more. For a lot of us, we don’t want to desire because we’re unwilling to experience disappointment.

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Episode 43 – Are You Trying To Manage OPT?

Episode 43 – Are You Trying To Manage OPT?

Why do we give so much credence to what others think of us? The truth is that we are responsible only for ourselves, and our own feelings. We are not responsible for the feelings of others, and we do not cause those feelings to surface.

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Episode 42 Duck Feet: Pedaling But Going Nowhere Fast

Episode 42 Duck Feet: Pedaling But Going Nowhere Fast

Our brain will offer us all kinds of thoughts, especially the thoughts it’s used to thinking. But just because these thoughts are familiar doesn’t mean that they are useful. Our brains are doing what it was designed to do. It’s being efficient but we don’t want our minds running loose with destructive or unmonitored thoughts. Therefore we must monitor the thoughts and then manage and redirect them.

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Episode 41 Managing Your Mind – The First Step

Episode 41 Managing Your Mind – The First Step

Our brain will offer us all kinds of thoughts, especially the thoughts it’s used to thinking. But just because these thoughts are familiar doesn’t mean that they are useful. Our brains are doing what it was designed to do. It’s being efficient but we don’t want our minds running loose with destructive or unmonitored thoughts. Therefore we must monitor the thoughts and then manage and redirect them.

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Episode  40 – You Were Pruned This Way!

Episode 40 – You Were Pruned This Way!

Our brain will offer us all kinds of thoughts, especially the thoughts it’s used to thinking. But just because these thoughts are familiar doesn’t mean that they are useful. Our brains are doing what it was designed to do. It’s being efficient but we don’t want our minds running loose with destructive or unmonitored thoughts. Therefore we must monitor the thoughts and then manage and redirect them.

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Episode  38 – Let’s Talk Intimacy

Episode 38 – Let’s Talk Intimacy

As I reenter the world of dating I have been self-coaching on how I feel about this process. I find myself pondering the thought of how we show up to a date with the intention to actually get to know the other person and determine if there is a connection

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Episode  37 – Worry Window

Episode 37 – Worry Window

We all know that life comes with unavoidable physical and emotional pain. That seems to be a non-negotiable part of the deal. The negotiable part is how much time you will spend worrying about it.  If you have a legitimate reason to be stressed; then let yourself...

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Episode 36 – Brig’s Brain

Episode 36 – Brig’s Brain

In this episode, I discuss a few random topics that I have on my mind. This is a rant where I coach you through some thoughts that may be blocking your potential.

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Episode 33 – The Value of Coaching with Jane Jones, PhD

Episode 33 – The Value of Coaching with Jane Jones, PhD

A life coach is someone whose expertise is to support you in enhancing your life. A life coach acts as a guide to assist you in retraining your mind by adopting new ways of thinking, which can involve replacing harmful beliefs with positive and affirming ones in order for you to reach personal and professional fulfillment.

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Episode 32 – You Get to Tell Your Brain NO

Episode 32 – You Get to Tell Your Brain NO

We are not our thoughts. Thoughts are merely thoughts, they do not paint the picture of who we are. It’s not our thoughts themselves that bring things to fruition, it’s our actions. And so it is important to manage our thoughts so that we will take actions that will actually serve us.

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Episode 29 – I’m Gonna F*ck This Up

Episode 29 – I’m Gonna F*ck This Up

Do you feel like you’ve accomplished a lot, but you still have more big scary goals that you want to achieve? You tell yourself “things are great right now, I don’t want to mess it up by starting something new”. Although you try to push those goals to the side, they remain persistent.

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Episode 28 – Your Leaving Your Goodt, Goodt

Episode 28 – Your Leaving Your Goodt, Goodt

It’s easy to have high aspirations. It’s much less easy to make those dreams and goals a reality. The truth is, many of us struggle with committing to bet on ourselves and go after our dreams and goals. Instead, you settle for the status quo.

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Episode 27 – From Slave Cabins to the White House

Episode 27 – From Slave Cabins to the White House

You are in for a treat with this episode! I am joined by a special guest, Dr. Koritha Mitchell. Listen in as we discuss homemade citizenship, the concept of creating your own belonging; discursive violence, the cruelty of stereotypes determining people’s impressions regardless of what you do; and know-your-place aggression, the backlash against Black and Brown success.

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Episode 26 – Your Brain Needs a Detective

Episode 26 – Your Brain Needs a Detective

What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are necessary to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset. Success in reaching our goals is determined by our mindsets. When you believe that we can achieve a goal our energy and actions will reflect that also.

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Episode 25 – Wrestling With a Thought

Episode 25 – Wrestling With a Thought

When we know how our mind works, we begin to see our thoughts in a new, truly empowering way. When we truly see the nature of thought for ourselves, our thoughts no longer have the weight they used to.

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​​EP. 167 How To Make Goal Achieving Ez!

I'm coming to you straight from my post-run endorphin high, feeling inspired and ready to share some powerful insights. As I hit the milestone of turning 60 this year, I embarked on the challenge of running the Brooklyn half marathon, a symbolic journey back to my...

​​EP. 165 My Journey to Empowering Marginalized Voices

In this episode, I am being interviewed by Ashley Jangro, life and marketing coach. Tune in as we explore my journey of overcoming challenges and building a thriving coaching business through connection, safety, and belonging. The episode offers a roadmap for...

​​EP. 161 All-In Vs. All Consumed: The Difference Is Costly

Welcome back to the podcast, and Happy New Year to each of you! It is a new month and a new year and we’ve got big goals yet there may have been some goals that you didn't write down because you're afraid that you're not going to be all in. If that's you, I want to...

EP. 156 The Value of Coaching With Marlene McNally

Join me in this eye-opening episode featuring Life and Mindset Coach,  Marlene McNally, as we dive deep into breaking societal norms for Black women. Marlene shares her journey of self-discovery, challenging the expectations of perfection and embracing vulnerability....

EP. 155 How I’m Breaking Through My RUT

Last week, I spilled the tea about being knee-deep in a rut, and today, I'm sharing how I'm clawing my way out. I've cooked up a secret sauce, a formula that's turning my rut into a runway for success. It's not about forcing change but about rewriting the script in...

EP. 154 How To Know When You’re In A RUT!

In this episode, we explore ruts as essential components of our lives, representing those phases when life seems uninspired and monotonous. Ruts are a part of life, and finding ourselves in them is normal. However, they can impact our sense of purpose and vitality....

EP. 153 When They Moved On And You Haven’t

Past traumas or events - such as a devastating breakup, have created memories - conscious and subconscious, which have imprinted themselves in our brain, body, and nervous system. That’s why it can feel impossible to move on from because they all feel like an innate...

EP. 152 Are You Struggling To Make A Decision?

In this episode, I dive deep into the factors that often hold us back from making decisions and taking action, especially as women of color. We explore the three critical elements: belief, authority, and impact, that can paralyze us with indecision. I challenge the...

EP. 151 Navigating Changing Or Difficult Relationships

In this episode, I sit down with my dear friend Angela West to explore the intricacies of human relationships and the art of supporting our loved ones on their individual life journeys. We discuss the significance of allowing our friends and family to navigate their...

EP. 149 Honoring Our Grieve Within Our GROWTH

In this episode, we're taking a deep look into a topic we often shy away from—grief. You know, sometimes our need is simply to grieve, and that's perfectly okay. We'll explore the different facets of grief, from understanding involuntary grief, like unexpected losses,...

EP. 148 Breaking The Stigma Of Neediness

In this episode, I delve into the often stigmatized concept of neediness, particularly as it pertains to black women. Listen in as I challenge the negative perceptions around neediness, emphasizing that acknowledging and honoring our emotional needs is a strength, not...

EP. 147 When Your Brain Is Ruminating Bring In B.A.E

Today, we're diving into a critical topic: what to do when your brain is messing with you, causing endless rumination and stress. I call it BOO Brain, that state when your mind is stuck in a loop of "what ifs" and worst-case scenarios. But fear not, I've got a...

Ep. 144 Relationship Repair: A How To Guide To Building Bridges

Ever had a friendship that took an unexpected turn? Join me in this episode as we explore the art of repairing relationships. I share my personal experience of navigating such a situation and the lessons I learned. It's crucial to give our friends the space to...

Ep. 143 Do This If You’re Feeling Like You’ve Gone Backwards

 Welcome to Episode 143! In this personal and candid episode, I'm taking you through my quest to gain muscle and shed weight, sharing the highs and lows of my journey. If you've ever felt shame for not being where you used to be, this is for you. From a daring...

Ep. 141 Increasing Capacity With Kirsten Roldan

Join me in welcoming our guest, Kirsten Roldan. She's a client of mine and a business coach with two incredible programs: "Million Dollar Email" and "Million Dollar CEO." These programs are designed to help coaches and service providers master email marketing, team...

Ep. 139 The Pathologizing Of PEOPLE PLEASING

Get ready Queens. Today's episode is a little spicy! We are talking about pathologizing people-pleasing and the first thing I want you to know is that people-pleasing is perfectly normal and NOT an identity. Listen in as I share how you can determine if you are...

EP. 138 Learning To Thrive In Her Business

Being too big for your britches is defined as being conceited or self-important. What this statement is saying to me is there is a “right” way and a” wrong” way to be confident. There is nothing more fearful for a high-achieving black woman than the possibility of...

EP. 137 Is There Such A Thang As “TOO BIG FOR YOUR BRITCHES”?

Being too big for your britches is defined as being conceited or self-important. What this statement is saying to me is there is a “right” way and a” wrong” way to be confident. There is nothing more fearful for a high-achieving black woman than the possibility of...

EP. 136 {Throwback}: You Get to Tell Your Brain NO

We are not our thoughts. Thoughts are merely thoughts, they do not paint the picture of who we are.  It’s not our thoughts themselves that bring things to fruition, it’s our actions. And so it is important to manage our thoughts so that we will take actions that will...

EP. 134 An Interview With The January Cohort Of Deeply Rooted

I am so excited to share this conversation with four amazing cohorts from January's Deeply Rooted Group Coaching Program, Pamela, Franchelle, Ruth, and Janae. This is a sneak peek into the transformations you can experience from coaching and how it keeps paying off...

EP. 133 Panic: The Hidden Enemy To Your Success

Today we are talking about the invisible enemy that often stops us from completing our assignments, reaching our goals, enjoying our relationships and truly realizing our potential in our journey toward high achievement. It's called panic. Panic is a sudden,...

EP. 131 Feeling TRAPPED? Listen to this!

Feeling trapped for us as black women is very common. Feeling trapped can lead to an increase of stress hormones, and if it continues for a long, it can also lead to completely disengaging with our lives where we will go from fighting it or fleeing it to saying f*@k...

EP. 130 I’m Spilling The Tea Of My Stress Journey

 Sometimes we become so lost in what’s going on around us that we lose touch with the most important person in our lives, ourselves. Checking in with yourself means making intentional steps to pay attention to how you feel on an emotional, mental, and physical level....

EP. 129 The DISCOMFORT ZONE: How To Embrace It

This episode is a call to embrace discomfort. Most of us embrace comfort and resist anything that may lead to discomfort. This is because we can only embrace what we are not afraid of. Evolutionary wise, we were designed to seek comfort– to seek pleasure and to stay...

EP. 126 Stop Apologizing To You For YOU!

Apologizing to you for being you is like you have this, “ I'm sorry, I am the way I am” kind of vibe going on. This may not be something that you do subconsciously or even to other people, but apologizing to you for being you is an internal discourse within you that...

About Brig

Brig Johnson is a Master Certified Life Coach, on a mission to help HIGH ACHIEVING Black Woman Win by shifting their mindset. 

Brig’s unique approach combines her knowledge as an Advanced Practice health care provider with her skill as a Life coach. She gets laser-focused on thought loop errors her clients may be experiencing and explains it in such a way that her clients have more clarity.  She not only walks her clients through the process of releasing and replacing beliefs that keep them stuck, but she explains why they are there in the first place.

Her brash, direct style helps clients see themselves with clarity.  And her compassion for the work keeps them coming back.  

Her clients GET RESULTS through the process of creating a personal revolution in their thinking, and her signature  3 step process is easy and effective.  

After coaching with her, you will be your OWN SHERO creating a life you LOVE to live, recognizing your worth through sufficiency in every situation. 

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