Businesses that lack diversity are facing a major handicap when it comes to understanding the black experience.
Especially during times of crisis like the one we are facing now.
As a result, many people of color are forced to swallow their pain to make it through another productive workweek, pretending to be unaffected by what’s happening in their community.
At Biz Ownher University, we ain’t about that life! Women of color need to be free to speak their mind without risking their paycheck. If you are looking for a safe space where you can speak your mind, create change, and grow those stacks? Then it’s time to check out#BossBabes for a tribe that’s all that and more.
To be quite honest, this is the first time in my 4 years of entrepreneurship that I have felt TIREDT.
With what seems to be a race war, daily riots, and too many sad videos to count…
I was Exhausted. Mentally drained.
And I realize that there’s probably a few of you who were probably feeling the same way. If that’s you, I want to encourage you to give yourself some grace. Be patient with yourself as you process all that’s going on around you. Allow yourself time to process what you’re feeling and damn it – if you need a break TAKE ONE.
Because at the end of the day, when we take off our boss hat we are human. When we are drained personally, it starts to reflect professionally. And unless we start taking time for self–care, your stress will make your business suffer. In the midst of my break, I realized that it was a blessing to even be able to “decide” to take time off.
So just in case, your circumstances don’t allow for a full day off, these are some of my favorite “quick” ways to destress:
1 – Listen to a sermon from Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts
2 – Listen to an audiobook that is not a heavy topic
3 – Watch a motivational YouTube video
4 – Read a good book, either on business or an urban fiction
5 – Meditate for 3-5 minutes
And although I needed a minute to sat my ass down somewhere, I definitely took time to think about how I wanted to move forward with my businesses.
I love you and I appreciate you so much for all of your continued support. Ya’ll inspire me daily to keep doing what I do.