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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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.
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. Things like I’m wrong. I’m unworthy. I can’t do this. Who am I to think of doing some epic sh*t?
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.
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.
You guys know how I am always talking about self-coaching, right? That’s because I truly believe that it is a powerful tool to aid in your growth on your journey to accomplish epic shit.
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.