Navigating the challenges of starting on a self-development journey
Self development has become extremely crucial for professional success. No matter what you do, you still will need to work on yourself harder than you work for someone else. Start the journey with excitement! Even with the challenges, you still have to take time to appreciate how fun the journey will be.
I’m going to express some of the challenges I faced and provide insights on how I overcame them. Your challenges may be different than mine, but there will be a basic premise to this, so pay attention.
One of the significant challenges I dealt with is the scarcity of role models who share similar backgrounds and experiences. I’m looking at the top and I can only name about two African American motivational speakers ranked extremely high. Eric Thomas and Les Brown. And both of them had to work their a** off to be successful. So this had me looking up to not only these two but Tony Robbins as a role model. To beat the best, you have to know what they do. I use the internet to swipe his habits and double his efforts.
Another challenge I had to deal with recently is imposter syndrome. I felt like what gives me the right to charge anyone or talk to anyone about personal development. But I’ve been through the ringer and made it out. If I can help, I have to help. It doesn’t matter how established I am as the greatest motivational speaker ever. And it doesn’t matter who believes it. I believe it. So I have work to do.
And then there’s the elephant in the room. Yes, I am Afro latino. But I’m still black so sometimes there are privileges we have to work harder for. They are still attainable but there’s always someone looking at the color of my skin and judging. I’m going to create opportunities for my race and create a Wall Street for everyone to be successful.
Remember the name, Carlos “Loso2.0” Henry.
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Carlos “Loso2.0” Henry
Carlos Henry is a human behavior consultant, author, and coach who teaches young minority entrepreneurs and startup businesses how to achieve their personal and professional goals in a quarter of the time through high income skills.