Are you still waiting to exhale?

Are you still waiting to exhale?

Steve Harvey in one of his stand ups tells a joke about the difference between how Black people and White people handle getting fired. The difference is that White peoples are shocked (they might even be expecting a promotion) while Black people aren’t, they are always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

The history of racial oppression has taught generations before us that one had little control over their own life. That their lives could at any moment change for the worst. That struggle was their default with short or long periods of reprieve.

That trauma is woven into how we are socialised. Part of decolonising ourselves is healing our fear of loosing our livelihood, of reverting back to poverty.

This fear is not harmless. It impacts on our ability to be effective in leadership. It holds us back from coming up with radical solutions that will create lasting change. It keeps us from leaning in, creating legacies, daring greatly.

It is time to let that attitude go, to stop holding your breath, to unclench your jaw, it’s time to exhale. It’s time to heal, to create that safety within, so that it is reflected externally. To create positive self-fulfilling prophecies.

Are you a Black Woman in the Workplace who feels called to the next level of leadership, income and impact?

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Published by Hlatswayobusisiwe

MBA (Henley), Career Coach and Founder Black Women in the workplace

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