How are you denying who you have become for who you used to be?

How are you denying who you have become for who you used to be?

Growing up poor comes with beliefs and behaviours that are necessary for survival in that context, that may no longer be useful. I remember reading through a fascinating thread on Twitter where people were sharing the stubborn habits they picked up in survival mode that they can’t seem to shake off now that they are no longer in that situation . Some may call it starvation in a land of plenty.

As we are learning and growing, we need to update the picture we have of ourselves. If we do not do this, we can find ourselves stuck in behaviours that are not in alignment with who we have become.

You may have had to only rely on yourself for a long time but now you are supported; acknowledge that and leverage that support. This is a pattern I’ve noticed with the Black women I work with and myself as well. I don’t know how many times I’ve had had to point out support systems and people that are available to my clients. That they do not recognise and therefore can’t leverage because they are used to grinding alone.

You may have grown up an average performer but you have now invested in your development and have become above average, own that. This is another pattern I’ve noticed with some of the Black women I work with; the inability to see how far they’ve come and how much value they bring. They miss opportunities, influence and income that could be leveraged from this new state of being.

How are you denying who you have become because you are stuck on who you used to be?

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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