Seeing it differently, to do it differently
Hello and Welcome or welcome back, amazing reader! In this blog series like all the others, I would be remiss if I do not share that my points of inspiration are guided by other successful women. So, get ready for Michelle Obama, Brene Brown, Ava DuVernay, Malala Yousafzai, Beyonce, and many others’ quotes and stories!

In this blog series, "Overcoming Self-Sabotage: A Rewriting of Your Narrative," we embark on a transformative journey to conquer self-sabotage and unlock our full potential. Inspired by the wisdom of amazing women of color like Maya Angelou and Viola Davis, we delve deeper into understanding the patterns that hold us back and share practical strategies to overcome them. I'll be sharing some of my own personal stories and the stories of renowned successful women, to provide actionable steps to help career-driven women of color, like you navigate their unique challenges and unleash their inner power. With each blog post, we move closer to embracing self-compassion, rewriting our narratives, and taking bold action, all while celebrating our achievements and continued growth. Join us as we empower one another to rise above self-sabotage and thrive in our personal and professional lives.

So, let’s get into it!

As career-driven women of color, we have the power to make a profound impact on the world. Yet, there is an invisible force that often holds us back from reaching our full potential. It’s called self-sabotage.

Picture this: You have a brilliant idea, a passion burning within you, and a drive that pushes you forward. But just when you're on the verge of a breakthrough, self-doubt creeps in. Thoughts like, "Am I good enough?" “Do I even deserve this?” or "Will they listen to me?" start to consume your mind. This, my friend, is the clever nature of self-sabotage.

I vividly remember the time when I was offered a prestigious opportunity to speak at a conference. It was a dream I never fathomed that came true, an affirmation of my expertise. However, as the event approached, my inner critic began to grow louder. I doubted my knowledge, and what I brought to the table, and feared being exposed as a fraud. The anxiety became so overwhelming that I tried to offer the opportunities to someone else. It was at that moment that I realized the power of self-sabotage and the need to overcome it.

We all possess the strength and resilience to overcome these self-imposed limitations! Through this blog series, we will delve into some actionable steps to help you navigate the challenges of self-sabotage and unleash your full potential! Let’s talk about it through the lens of love and compassion!

Try this!
  1. Self-Reflection: Take time to introspect and identify your self-sabotaging patterns. Are there moments when you hold yourself back, doubt your abilities, or settle for less than you deserve? Do a quick self-check and ask yourself why. Why do you feel that you are not deserving of (insert your experience)? Awareness is the first step toward transformation.
  2. Challenge Your Inner Critic: When negative self-talk or what I like to call mind drama arises, channel your inner Beyonce and challenge those limiting beliefs. Replace them with empowering affirmations and reminders of your accomplishments. Remember, you are worthy of success and have the power to make a difference.
  3. Embrace Self-Compassion: Michelle Obama once shared, "We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own to-do list." Prioritize self-care, nurture your well-being, and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Treat yourself with kindness and compassion, for you are deserving of love and care.
  4. Seek Supportive Networks: Surround yourself with a tribe of like-minded women who lift you up, inspire you, and celebrate your victories. Join professional networks, seek mentorship, and create spaces where you can share your experiences and learn from others.
  5. Rewrite Your Narrative: As women of color, we often carry the weight of societal expectations. Challenge those narratives and redefine success on your own terms. Embrace your unique journey and set authentic goals aligned with your passions and values.
  6. Take Bold Action: Oprah Winfrey once said, "You get in life what you have the courage to ask for." Step outside your comfort zone, take calculated risks and be unafraid to pursue your dreams. Remember, failure is not the end; it's an opportunity for growth, pivots, and resilience.
  7. Celebrate Your Journey: Acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments along the way. Each step, no matter how small, contributes to your growth and success. Take time to reflect on how far you've come and use it as fuel to propel you forward.

Ms. Amazing Reader, overcoming self-sabotage is not an overnight process, but it is a journey worth embarking on. Believe in your power, trust in your abilities, and know that you are not alone. We stand together, united in our pursuit of success, happiness, and making a meaningful difference.

In the next blog post, we will delve deeper into understanding self-sabotaging patterns and explore practical strategies to overcome them. Until then, remember that you are worthy, you are enough, and your potential knows no bounds.

Healing generational trauma one day at a time!
July 10, 2023

The Patterns
By identifying triggers, rewriting our inner dialogue, and surrounding ourselves with role models, we empower ourselves to break free from self-sabotage. Together, we will navigate the intricacies of self-sabotage and unleash our inner power, rewriting our narratives to create a life filled with success, fulfillment, and resilience. Get ready to embark on this empowering journey of self-liberation and transformation.
July 15, 2023

Self Compassion and Love
Love is an action word, right? Uncover the transformative impact that self-compassion has on our lives as career-driven women of color. By embracing self-compassion, we counteract the negative self-talk, build resilience, and develop a deep appreciation for our worthiness. Because we are deserving of love. 
July 25, 2023

Series Conclusion
Embracing our authenticity and setting meaningful goals became the foundation for rewriting our narratives and achieving success on our terms. As we move forward, we carry with us the vital takeaways of embracing self-compassion, celebrating our progress, and supporting one another as we continue to rise.