- Carrie-Ann Barrow
- May 15, 2023
Do you dread when promotions roll out in the workplace? Or when you have to “sell” your achievements and contributions such as in a presentation or interview? You are not alone, this can be a common trait among us Sister Queens. But why is this? And what can we do to harness the Queen energy we have put the work in to manifest?
Becoming a Self-Advocating Queen, Unapologetically
Most of us Queens were raised in an environment where humility, quietness, and praising the efforts of others were valued. Coming from this, it can be a hard habit to embody our own confidence. Sometimes the person we need to give credit to is ourselves. When we recognize our own contributions to success at home, in the workplace, and elsewhere in our lives, we affirm our worth and our wealth.
What is your superpower? What are your gifts? What do you bring to the team that is essential to success or leadership? It can be hard to recognize these attributes in ourselves, but some self-reflection, mantra work, and asking others how they perceived a project and the individual contributions can help.
Noticing your contributions is the first step towards becoming the Queen you are meant to be. Nothing in the workplace is accomplished alone – what role did you play?
Next, you need to speak up about your strengths. What are the specific examples of your efforts in the most recent project? Why was this important? Helping others see from your point of view is a major step in owning your Kingdom and asserting your royal birthright.
Always More Than Enough
No matter your experience level, thoughts that say you aren’t enough can creep up – you may not have as much experience as your role models, or maybe you feel like you aren’t an expert yet in your field. These pesky thoughts are a sign of imposter syndrome, and they do not serve you. No matter where you are on your path, you have made it here, and here is a good place to be. You have done the work. You have come to the right place, and from here you can go anywhere. For more inspiration, check out my workbook. This will help you on your path to manifest your Kingdom. You have the drive and the passion, now is the time to roll your shoulders back and put your chin up. Harness your Queen energy and do all you do with the confidence of royalty.
I support women in transforming the way Queens like you think about yourselves, empowering you to reimagine what’s possible – in work and in life – and make their boldest visions real. I do this both in my writing and coaching.
As a successful entrepreneur who founded and sold a multi-million-dollar company in my thirties, I bring energy and insight from my lived experience to coach everyone from aspiring entrepreneurs to executives.