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 unf*ckwithable.

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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

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

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!

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

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

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

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 35 – Good Hair REALLY? The C.R.O.W.N. Act!

Did you know that Black women are 80% more likely than women of other races to change their natural hair to meet social norms or expectations at work? Narrow beauty standards make it difficult for black women to freely celebrate their own beauty.

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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

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 30 – Swearing and the Patriarchy

Women swear sometimes so let’s get over it. Patriarchy punishes women for profanity because it wants us to forever remain within the straitjacket of niceness and politeness. Well, I say F**k the patriarchy.

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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

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

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

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

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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Episode 24 – Are You Sending in Your Representative?

Relationships are challenging and when you enter a relationship while toting along all sorts of baggage and actively hiding parts of yours yourself in an effort not to appear as the angry black woman, this can cause stress, anxiety, and resentment.

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Episode 23 – Emasculate…Is That Possible?

The angry black woman stereotype shapes how others read and interpret the actions of Black women including how we treat our men. The angry black woman is portrayed as a woman who is stubborn and unreasonably quick to anger who enjoys emasculating the men close to them.

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Episode 22 – When The Angry Black Woman Stereotype Follows You Home

In this episode we will focus on how the black woman’s experience is unique to that of black men and white women because even at home when we are relieved of the racial burden we are still carrying the load of the gender bias due to the Patriarchy. The patriarchy punishes women for having an opinion about anything because it wants us to forever remain within the straitjacket of niceness and politeness.

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Episode 21 – You’re Angry, NOW WHAT

Today we are continuing the series on the angry black woman stereotype. We are on a mission to reject the labels society has assigned to anger and will instead choose to see anger as an emotion that is part of the human experience and a tool that can help you become a better person. In this episode, we will be focusing on how to use your anger for you.

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Episode 20 – Stop Doing All the Things with Angela

Today I have another client spotlight for you. This story is amazing and I am sure that you will gain some valuable insight that you can apply in your own life. My guest today is Angela. Angela is a rock star and her transformation has only made her light shine even brighter. You will hear as Angela shares her journey from being a high –achieving woman who focused on all the actions

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Episode 19 -Let Them Be Wrong About You

I love the quote that says “other people’s opinion of me is none of my business”. It is so true. When others say something critical we tend to feel negative emotions about what was said because we make their judgments mean something about us in our minds.

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Episode 18 -Yes, I’m Angry and I’m a Black Woman, So what?

Why do others get the right to be angry and not black women? Why are we charged with managing how others see us as if that is even possible? We are entitled to feel our anger and any other emotion. This is part of our experience and should not be shunned because of society’s narrative. If you have been conforming to this cultural stereotype, then I want to encourage you to start today by giving yourself permission to be angry.

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Episode 17 – Getting Off of The Mental Hamster Wheel With Marcia

Is your mind stuck running on a hamster wheel that you can’t get off of? This is when your mind goes round and round with intrusive repetitive thoughts leaving you stressed out and exhausted. In today’s episode, my client Marcia will share with you her experience on the mental hamster wheel and how she used coaching with me to put her thoughts in check

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Episode 16 – We Don’t Need to, We Choose to.

If we want to evolve and grow into something more, the best gift that we can give ourselves is to love ourselves where we are, accepting ourselves where we are, and saying I want to choose something different as opposed to needing to change. The word need suggests that the desire is a requirement, duty, or lack of something deemed necessary

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Episode 15 – Happy Black Girl Magic Day

Happy Black Girl Magic day #BlackGirlMagic! Today we celebrate the beauty, power, and resilience of Black women. This episode is especially important to me because as you know my passion is to serve high-achieving Black women. #BlackGirlMagic is all about celebrating yourself and celebrating your sisters.

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Episode 14 – Cultivate Your Shero

Did you know that the most important relationship that you can cultivate is the one with yourself? Having a relationship with yourself is, like any relationship, difficult and full of ups and downs.

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Episode 11 – Be Your Own DOPA-MAN

Now that we’re well on our way to shifting our goal relationship status from convenience to committed, how do we maintain that commitment to be able to c? The key ingredient to staying motivated on our journeys and to remain in the space of constantly seeking whatever...

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Episode 10 – What’s Your Goal Relationship Status – Part 2

Today we are continuing our conversation about our goal relationship status. So last week we discussed three goal relationship statuses, the committed (‘til death do us part), the live-in (I’m good until you try me, then I’m out), and the booty call (you’re my little secret, no one knows you exist).

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Episode 09 – What’s Your Goal Relationship Status

Commitment is one of the key ingredients for being successful in your goals. If you’re not fully committed to a goal, then the goal is just convenience. You’ll give up too quickly, work with less determination, and make unintentional decisions.

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Episode 07 – How to Create Love

We may believe that self-love is simply a state of feeling good because of the actions that support our physical and mental growth. But it’s a bit more dynamic than that.

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Episode 06 – Opportunities to Love Yourself

Amazing things can happen when we start loving ourselves more. This means loving ourselves through all seasons of life. Good things and bad things happen to everyone, but the individuals who are most happy are the ones who manage both with ease and grace.

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Episode 05 – Celebrate Yourself

Celebrating ourselves means taking time to recognize and acknowledge what we’ve done. Unfortunately, many of us don’t take the time to celebrate our life and our daily accomplishments.

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Episode 04 – The Snatch Back

Do you keep on promising yourself that “one day” you’ll go after your goals, but you just can’t seem to push yourself outside of your comfort zone?

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Episode 03 – Playing Fetch

We have thousands of thoughts running through our minds at any moment and so whatever we choose to focus on and think is what our brain will seek evidence to prove.

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Episode 00 – Welcome to Breakthrough with Brig

Welcome to Breakthrough with Brig! I am so happy that you are here. Thank you for taking this journey with me. This podcast will focus on the use of thought work to help you break through barriers and become your best self. I strongly believe that MIND MANAGEMENT is...

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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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