I’m finalizing the content and agenda for my quarterly in-person Mastermind with nine women leaders this Saturday and it got me thinking about some of the things that we consistently do to self-sabotage. In coming up with these three things, I first looked in the mirror to think about the times when I’m feeling stuck and making excuses versus when I’m thriving. Then I thought about my experience working with women at every level within the organizations I’ve worked for AS WELL AS the stories (excuses) that my clients create for themselves to justify why something isn’t working.

1. Imposter Syndrome: Feeling like you’re not good enough, experienced enough or qualified enough to be at the table and ask for what you want. Here’s the thing: If you are an ambitious leader who is driven to succeed, this feeling will never go away, because it’s a natural part of the human experience. However, the upside is that the more you walk through the door of your ‘Inner Bully’, the quieter that voice becomes and your ‘Inner Bad@ss’ will show up, lead the way and allow you to forever get out of your own way.

2. Lack of key relationships. The importance of having access and relationships with people who have been where you aspire to be and have a vested interest in your success is invaluable. Not only will they show you the way, but they also will not give you a place to hide inside of your excuses. Do not let pride and wearing a mask be more important than getting the help you need to succeed. Getting to the next level NEVER happens in your comfort zone. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable and get in relationship with a mentor who can help pave the path that leads to your next level of success.

3. Being a Lone Ranger: Success doesn’t happen in a silo and unless you understand this at your core AND then do what it takes to change it, you’ll always be stuck in a self-sabotaging bubble of making things harder than they need to be. Carol Sankar reminds us that “There is a high level of mistrust, which is not highlighted during the marches and esteemed movement, of gender bias between women. The mistrust in business and the workplace is often a factor that affects the value of professional relationships and professional advocacy.” Don’t allow yourself to be apart of the very problem that you want to eradicate for yourself and others.

There are many more but in my experience, these three are pervasive and bubble up to the top of my list. It’s the very reason why I’m checking in to ensure you didn’t miss the details and 3-pay option for our upcoming conference: The Women Powered Up Experience.

**Get all of the details and register here–> www.WomenPoweredUp.com

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“The Cave You Fear to Enter Holds the Treasure You Seek”
-Joseph Campbell

If you’re a part of my community, I know that the reason you’re here is because personal and professional development is a priority for you and I’d hate for you to miss this event if you really want to be in the room with us. I’m also very committed to making this a very intimate experience which means that registration will close when we reach 50 women leaders ready to lean in and learn.

EXACTLY WHO IS THE WOMEN POWERED UP EXPERIENCE FOR?

The Women Powered Up Experience is for any woman (corporate or entrepreneur) who values quality over quantity, who CRAVES a boutique and intimate environment of no more than 50 leaders all gathered in a room that will allow them to remove the mask so that they can finally:

-Eliminate chasing and instead attract more of the right opportunities because they are now known for their ability to execute and produce results.
-Communicate more confidently and with more moxie and far less concern and worrying about what to say.
-Be more productive, get more done and eliminate distractions that keep them stuck.
-Learn how to effectively use social media in ways that make them more of a magnet to the right opportunities.
-Increase their credibility with a thought leader message that will have people remember and recommend them for high-visibility projects.
-Create a deeper and more compelling connection in their relationships in a way that makes a true difference in the lives of others.
-Learn what it takes to create an undeniable leadership brand that not only positions them for greater success but also allows them to make a bigger impact in the world.

With all of that in mind…

I’ve made this experience a very EASY YES for you. The investment is only $150 and it includes a FULL DAY of learning and everything you need to uplevel your leadership brand PLUS a nice lunch to keep you nourished and fueled up for the day. You can pay in full or reserve your seat with a $60 deposit and pay the balance in two additional monthly installments.

AND…

Those who register today, will be automatically upgraded to VIP which includes a BONUS TRAINING DAY on Friday, June 30th. This is a closed door power training for 10 women, but I only have 3 of those seats remaining.

**Get all of the details and register here–> www.WomenPoweredUp.com

I’m looking forward to seeing you in the room with us on July 1st or hearing from you about exactly what’s got you on the fence. Simply shoot me a note here to let me know why.

Until then..Keep Rising!

Felicia