The elevateHER Podcast
Your Self Worth is Not Your Work

Your Self Worth is Not Your Work

October 6, 2022

If I asked each of you listening to this podcast whether or not you’re suffering from self-worth issues, I think you’d probably say no…even if you are.

 

I’ve noticed an invisible stigma surrounding self-worth issues. Nobody wants to admit they struggle with self-image, especially in the workplace. But ignoring the problem doesn’t make it go away…and if you don’t solve it, you may find your promotion dreams continually dashed because of it.

 

If you find yourself struggling with…

 

  • Tying your identity to how MUCH you work rather than how WELL you work

 

  • Constantly going above and beyond in order to prove to yourself that you belong there

 

  • Having no activities or identity outside of work—when someone asks you what you do, you give them your title

 

  • Feeling guilty for holding your boundaries and constantly compromising on them

 

…then you may have more difficulties with self-image than you think.

 

How do you stop compromising on this? Let me tell you how to boost your self-worth in order to prepare yourself to get to the next level in your career.

 

EPISODE RESOURCES:

 

Connect with Rebecca

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How to overcome imposter syndrome at work

How to overcome imposter syndrome at work

September 29, 2022

Last week, we discussed the five types of imposter syndrome, and how we can identify which one we suffer from and where it shows up in our work; this week, I want to talk about the root causes of imposter syndrome but most importantly, how to overcome imposter syndrome at work. Identifying the root cause is a huge step in overcoming it in your career.

 

For some, it stems from a single bad experience they may have had early on in their careers. For others, it could stem from their upbringing. For others, it could be limiting beliefs. 

 

Everyone is different, and everyone has different places where their imposter syndrome has grown from. But if we can track down that root, it will be that much easier to fight off those lingering thoughts and fears that are holding us back from stepping into the roles we deserve.

 

Ready for the conclusion to my three-part series on imposter syndrome? Let's finish this series strong!

 

Connect with Rebecca

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5 Types of Imposter Syndrome and Their Symptoms

5 Types of Imposter Syndrome and Their Symptoms

September 22, 2022
Last week, we talked about what imposter syndrome is and how it can show up in your professional life. Today, I'm going to talk about the five types of imposter syndrome and how to recognize their unique symptoms.
 
The five imposter syndrome archetypes I'm going to be discussing today are:
 
  1. The Perfectionist
  2. The Superwoman
  3. The Natural Genius
  4. The Soloist
  5. The Expert
 
You don't always experience just one of these—many times, I've found myself struggling with symptoms from all five—but there is often one overarching type that we struggle with depending on our skills and our backgrounds, and knowing which it is can help us identify it, combat it, and ultimately defeat it.
 
Ready for part two of my imposter syndrome series? Let's get started!
 
EPISODE RESOURCES:
 
Connect with Rebecca
 
Apply to work with me
 
Grab your Position to Promotion Guide
3 Signs You’re Suffering from Imposter Syndrome

3 Signs You’re Suffering from Imposter Syndrome

September 15, 2022
If you're experiencing thoughts such as...
 
  • "Sooner or later, they're going to realize I'm not as good as they think I am."
  • "I just got lucky; it had nothing to do with me."
  • "Who am I to be doing ____?"
 
Then you're likely suffering from imposter syndrome.
 
Imposter syndrome keeps you from reaching for what you deserve, whispering lies about why you haven't earned them; why you aren't good enough to hold that position, to get that raise, to give that presentation, etcetera. Imposter syndrome will convince you that no matter what you do, you will never be good enough for the things you want...if you let it.
 
Today will be the first in a three-part series discussing what imposter syndrome is, why it can't be trusted, and how you can defeat it. Let's get started.
 
EPISODE RESOURCES:
 
Connect with Rebecca
The knowing doing gap

The knowing doing gap

September 8, 2022

Is a career progression really about the amount of knowledge you have? Maybe you are convinced you won't have to speak up in meetings if you have a degree or new credential. In this episode, I want to talk about why knowing more does not equate to more career progression. 

 

Highlights from this episode: 

 

  • Knowing more does not equate a career progression (1:26)
  • What your current results are based on (3:12)
  • The gap between what you know and what you do (8:47)
  • Identifying your triggers (11:46)
  • The key to your career success (14:12)
  • Turning off autopilot to contribute effectively (15:41)
  • The secret to a successful career (18:11)

 

Are you ready to hack into the key to your career success? As always, if you have questions or want to go through this and know you need the support, drop me a DM with the word elevate. We will talk about how I can support you in stepping out of what you previously believed and into the real secret of how to succeed. If you want to step into the next level in your career, I invite you to join me on a virtual career game plan call

 

Connect with Rebecca:

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Instagram 

 

Thank you for tuning into my podcast. Please follow, share with your business besties if you enjoyed the show, and leave a review. 

 

Let's continue the conversation on how we can break through those terror barriers and do what truly aligns with us. Feel free to join me on Instagram to continue the conversation!

Think like a CEO, act like a mom with Tameika Isaac Devine

Think like a CEO, act like a mom with Tameika Isaac Devine

September 1, 2022

Is it even possible to be a CEO and a mom? Maybe you are struggling with just working in corporate and trying to juggle work and motherhood. In this episode, Tameika and I discuss how she helps working moms conquer overwhelm to perform their best at work and home.

 

Tameika Isaac Devine is an attorney, former elected official and a leading expert and speaker on work-life integration for busy working moms whose insights have been featured in CNN, MSNBC, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Forbes, Jet Magazine and more. As a busy working mom and wife, Tameika understands the challenges of trying to excel at home and work. Tameika's passion is helping working moms conquer overwhelm to perform their best at work and home. She advocates for women in leadership and speaks on work-life balance/integration, leadership and networking, and politics and community engagement. Additionally, she has authored multiple books including, "Think Like A CEO, Act Like A Mom: The Pursuit of Work-Life Integration" where she shares the perfect blend of sage advice and personal anecdotes to explain how working moms can truly have it all.

 

Highlights from this episode: 

  • How Tameika helps women with their mindset blocks (7:05)
  • Confronting mom guilt (12:37)
  • Intentionally creating a support system for your children (18:00)
  • Allowing your schedule to be led by your priorities (23:45)
  • Think like a CEO, act like a mom (29:40)
  • Tameika's morning routine (33:24)

 

Did you make sure to take notes during this episode? Tameika always provides practical tips on how she gets things done. As always, if you have questions or want to go through this and know you need the support, drop me a DM with the word elevate. We will discuss how I can support you in prioritizing yourself while helping those who need you. If you want to step into the next level in your career, I invite you to join me on a virtual career game plan call

 

Mentioned Resources:

The Top 10 Work-Life Integration Strategies

 

Connect with Tameika Isaac Devine

Instagram

LinkedIn

 

Connect with Rebecca:

LinkedIn

Instagram 

 

Thank you for tuning into my podcast. Please follow, share with your business besties if you enjoyed the show, and leave a review. 

 

Let's continue the conversation on how we can break through those terror barriers and do what truly aligns with us. Feel free to join me on Instagram to continue the conversation!

The 4 secret ingredients to advance your career into a leadership role

The 4 secret ingredients to advance your career into a leadership role

August 25, 2022

Are you showing up as a leader or a follower? Maybe you think being a shadow and working endless hours each day is the key to your promotion. For six to seven years of my ten-year career, I was working on the wrong things because I had the wrong presumptions of what it took to get a promotion. When I did get a promotion, I thought I got it because I was working hard, staying late, and going the extra mile. In this episode, I share the four secret ingredients to advancing your career into a leadership role without running out of hours each day.

 

Highlights from this episode: 

  • The misconceptions about getting promoted (2:47)
  • Demonstrating your ability to lead (4:51)
  • Leading yourself to lead others (7:43)
  • Developing your leadership identity (10:17)
  • Showing up in service to others (13:20)
  • Taking responsibility and making decisions as a leader (14:36)

 

From today onwards, decide that you will take responsibility and start to wear the identity of a leader, respond and show up as a leader in every situation you can. As always, if you have questions or want to go through this and know you need the support, drop me a DM with the word elevate. We will talk about how I can support you in developing this leadership identity, and if you want to step into the next level in your career, I invite you to join me on a virtual career game plan call

 

Mentioned Resources:

Episode 46: Responsibility is the key to your career freedom

 

Connect with Rebecca:

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Thank you for tuning into my podcast. Please follow, share with your business besties if you enjoyed the show, and leave a review. 

 

Let's continue the conversation on how we can break through those terror barriers and do what truly aligns with us. Feel free to join me on Instagram to continue the conversation!

5 powerful ways to network effectively as an introvert

5 powerful ways to network effectively as an introvert

August 18, 2022

Do you have an abundance of excuses for why you can't attend networking events? Maybe you attend them, but you are physically and mentally drained because you had to force yourself to go out of obligation. In this episode, we talk about all things networking and the five powerful ways to do it effectively, but differently as an introvert.

 

Highlights from this episode: 

  • Coming up with excuses to skip networking events (2:32)
  • Treating networking as a compliance exercise (4:02)
  • Addressing limiting beliefs in terms of connecting with others (5:34)
  • Identifying who you want to connect with (17:34)
  • Nurturing your existing contacts (19:49)
  • Find opportunities to share your insight (22:43)
  • Being strategic about the events you attend (25:30)
  • Receiving additional help (27:58)

 

Are you still feeling stuck in your own bubble? If you feel like you are completely overwhelmed, and you've tried putting yourself out there, but nothing seems to stick or work, send me a message on Instagram with the word, influence. If you want to step into the next level in your career, I invite you to join me on a virtual career game plan call

 

Thank you for tuning into my podcast. Please follow, share with your business besties if you enjoyed the show, and leave a review. 

 

Let's continue the conversation on how we can break through those terror barriers and do what truly aligns with us. Feel free to join me on Instagram or LinkedIn to continue the conversation!

How to incorporate exercise into your busy schedule with Beth Floyd

How to incorporate exercise into your busy schedule with Beth Floyd

August 11, 2022

Do you feel you couldn't possibly add a workout to your busy routine? Maybe you have time, but you quickly lose motivation every time you start a diet or workout plan. I know we're all busy career women trying to hit our next big career goals, but keeping our fitness and health in check is essential. 

 

In this episode, Beth will share a few tips on how we can do this, and she talks a lot about the mindset aspect of fitness because that is the key to unlocking consistency in being fit and healthy.

 

Beth is a Certified Exercise Physiologist Specialist with ACSM and a Medical Specialist with ACE. She has an M.S. in Exercise Physiology and has been in the fitness industry for over 25yrs. She's a Department Head for a Health and Fitness Science Program and has personal training and results/mindset consulting business; Body Basics by Beth. In addition, Beth is an elite runner and has trained for over 30 yrs. She specializes in full body HIIT, cardio/resistance, yoga, and Mindset Coaching.

 

Highlights from this episode with Beth: 

  • The importance of getting in the right mindset before working out (4:45)
  • Staying consistent when results aren't instant (6:27)
  • Being self-aware despite the media's tactics (8:05)
  • Staying dedicated when life is busy (10:54)
  • Beth's stance on morning routines (14:55)
  • Helping clients stick to their habits (17:32)
  • Prioritizing diet vs. exercise (21:04)
  • Beth's last tips (25:22)

 

Are you ready to change your mindset to stick to your fitness goals? Staying consistent will not only reap results, but you will also see improvement in your daily work routine! If you want to step into the next level in your career, I invite you to join me on a virtual career game plan call

 

Connect with Beth:

Facebook

YouTube

Website

 

Connect with Rebecca:

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Instagram 

 

Thank you for tuning into my podcast. Please follow, share with your business besties if you enjoyed the show, and leave a review. 

 

Let's continue the conversation on how we can break through those terror barriers and do what truly aligns with us. Feel free to join me on Instagram to continue the conversation!

50th Episode Celebration & Podcast Mashup

50th Episode Celebration & Podcast Mashup

August 4, 2022

We are at Episode 50! I am so grateful to every one of you for supporting this podcast, and making it what it is today! My wish is for this podcast to help you truly elevate your career in ways you never thought were even possible!

 

This week, we are celebrating our 50th podcast milestone in style 🎉 We are bringing you the best snippets from 6 of the most popular episodes. 

 

Enjoy! Here's what the lineup in today's episode looks like

#1 - Episode 38: Navigating my career journey as a black woman

#2 - Episode 40: There is no place for modesty in your career progression

#3 - Episode 39: You don't need more qualifications & degrees to get the promotion you want

#4 - Episode 41: Are you creating your career by design or default?

#5 - Episode 42: The 4 Cs to getting promoted and paid your worth

#6 - Episode 48: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

 

Apply to work with me in my private coaching program: Designed to Lead

 

Connect with Rebecca:

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Thank you for tuning into my podcast. If you enjoyed the show, please follow, share with your corporate girlfriends, and leave a review.

 

Let's continue the conversation on how we can break through those terror barriers and do what truly aligns with us. Feel free to join me on Instagram to continue the conversation!

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