I never understood how women can be so confident about our looks, but not apply that same confidence to our careers. I know a lot of sisters who step out of the house looking like the cover of Essence, yet subject themselves to a dead-end job from 9 to 5. We know we look good, but for some reason we’re not so sure about what we bring to the business table.
For some reason, we’re not so sure about our own power.
Ever since I started my own business, I’ve become very conscious of my mental habits and how much I have to hype myself up internally to be able to sell my services to people with confidence. Sometimes before my speaking engagements, I’ll even channel the spirit of Kanye West walking into the room with all that power. The lyrics in his new song serve as a reminder that I do have valuable skills that people should be happy to pay me for.
At the end of day, goddammit, I’m killin’ this shit
I know damn well y’all feelin’ this shit
It also makes me feel a little bit gangsta. But hey, pick your own alter ego. Everybody needs their own theme music. Everybody needs that “thing” that reminds them of their own power.