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Empowering Mid-Career Professional Women: Navigating Imposter Syndrome and Finding Your Worth

Do you find yourself grappling with imposter syndrome, feeling undervalued, or struggling to have those tough conversations at work? You are not alone! In this week's newsletter, I will address these challenges head-on and provide empowering insights to help you rediscover your worth and take charge of your career journey.

Confronting Imposter Syndrome: Embrace Your Achievements

Imposter syndrome is a common phenomenon where high-achieving individuals doubt their skills and accomplishments, fearing that they are not deserving of their success. I encourage you to ignore those self-deprecating thoughts; they aren't based in fact. It is simply your subconscious mind attempting to talk you out of what you deserve. Remember, you are more capable than you think! Celebrate your achievements, recognize your expertise, and let go of self-doubt. Remember, you earned your position through hard work and dedication. My favorite way to remind myself of what I've accomplished is to track my goals via an "Annual Performance Review Worksheet." check it out here: www.gltcareer.com

Advocating for Your Worth: Navigating Difficult Conversations

Are you feeling under-appreciated at work? It's time to speak up! Engage in open and honest conversations with your superiors about your contributions, the value you bring to the organization, and your career aspirations. Be confident presenting your achievements and discuss the possibility of a well-deserved raise or recognition for your efforts. My favorite time to have these conversations is during a One-on-One with my direct Manager, typically between June and August. Most organizations are currently looking at budgets (right now), so don't hesitate to send that invite.

Finding Mentors: Empowering Your Growth

Having a mentor can be a game-changer in your professional journey. Seek an experienced colleague or leader within your organization who can provide guidance, support, and valuable insights. A mentor can help you navigate workplace challenges, offer career advice, and inspire personal and professional growth. Don't be afraid to choose someone who looks nothing like you; you might be surprised at how much you'd learn.

Know Your Worth: When It's Time to Move On

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we find ourselves in situations where our value propositions are unmet. Remember that your career journey is in your hands. If your current job no longer aligns with your goals or values, don't hesitate to explore new opportunities. Trust your abilities, and be willing to take bold steps towards finding a fulfilling and rewarding career path.

At Girl Let's Talk, we believe in empowering women like you to embrace your uniqueness, advocate for yourselves, and build successful careers. Remember that you are deserving of success, and your contributions are invaluable. Don't let anyone silence your voice, steal your ideas, or neglect to pay you for your work.

Join my upcoming Small Group Sessions on "Empowering Your Career and Debunking Corporate." The sessions will include strategies on overcoming Imposter Syndrome and advocating for your worth. The session begins on August 13. Register now to gain valuable insights from industry experts and fellow professionals.

Let's break barriers, uplift one another, and create a supportive community that celebrates the achievements of professional women.

Empower yourself. You've got this!




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