Own Your Brilliance with Michelle Gomez
Everyone is a perfectionist in their own way. Most people are more concerned with being the expert in everything that it drives them crazy only to prove their worth. There’s a psychological explanation behind this behavior, and Michelle Gomez gives some relevant insights about this. Author of Own Your Brilliance, Michelle reveals her journey of transitioning from feeling like a minority with little or no personal value to a world-class performer by learning how to face her fears. As we dive deep into what the impostor syndrome is, discover the two best strategies to get past inferiority complex and the value of celebrating your milestones and identifying your unique cocktail of needs.
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Own Your Brilliance with Michelle Gomez
How To Overcome Impostor Syndrome For Career Success
I’m excited to have you here. This guest that I have is someone who is new to me. One of the greatest things about being a podcast host is you tend to meet people who are cool with cool things going on. I listened to this young lady on someone else’s podcast and I was excited because I wanted to get her on the show because she’s got a lot of bright things to say. Her name is Michelle Gomez. She’s the Latina career coach. She’s an accomplished corporate sales professional with over two decades of riding the waves of the corporate structure as a first-generation Latina American. She’s not someone who’s talking theory conjecture. She’s out there doing it like you are. She’s the first in her family to graduate from college. She had a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and she’s certified in Broadcast Journalism. Throughout her career, Michelle has been an advocate for women in the workforce leading the change and speaking forums, business articles and networking events. Michelle, welcome to the show and thank you for your time.
Corey, thank you much for having me.
Michelle, will you please share your story with our audience as to how you got started as a Latina career coach?
Throughout my career, I did exemplify a level of career success early on in my life and that attracted others to me and asking me for my advice. I found myself mentoring people for quite a long time, whether they were direct employees of mine or employees who worked in other departments who sought me out for lunches or coffee dates. I’ve even been in situations where I interviewed candidates and even after they weren’t selected, they sought out via LinkedIn or an email saying, “I know I didn’t get the job, but I would like your time. I think you can help me. I’m interviewing and I’m not getting anything. I must be doing something wrong.” Having received many requests from people, I thought maybe this would be a good time to launch a business and make myself available to people outside of my corporate structure or whoever I’m working with at the moment.
In an effort to chronicle my own experiences and the things that I overcame, I decided to write my first book. I published my book, Own Your Brilliance, after mentoring and coaching people for free for a few years. I have since launched my own company. I developed an eight-week course to help people achieve their next promotion or career transition. Being a Latina American and having achieved the level of success that I have in my career, I attribute a lot of my work ethic and a lot of the reasons why my success matters as a woman, as a minority and as the first generation of my family to pursue higher education.
Congratulations on all of your success. When I previewed your biography, I noticed you’ve struggled with a lot of the things you are helping people through now. Can you speak to some of your struggles along the road and how you got past them?
The first thing I noticed when I started working was my ambition was not as well-received as someone else that will look different than I did. I started my career in an industry that was male-dominated at the time and this was lopsided in terms of diversity. Here I come, this 22-year-old coming in with, “What can I do? What can I master? How can I get to the next level? What do I have to do? What do I have to learn? What training courses do I have to take? Who do I have to talk to?” I had all this ambition and I was the wrong age, the wrong gender and the wrong ethnic background for somebody who wanted all of these things for herself. Rather than have my ambition and courage, it was stifled at times from the people that worked around me.
I understand those implications. That’s one of the things I help women work through. I’m helping them be able to push forward without the support that possibly they would like from their direct reports, from people above them and even family and friends who don’t get it. Why do you want to do all these things and find the strength of character to push forward anyway? There’s that and then the other things. Being the only Latina woman in the room full of middle-aged Anglo men and feeling out of place, feeling unwelcome as if you crashed a party. It’s having that pressure of letting people know who you are and gaining that respect without compromising your character. I’ve experienced those things as well. The good old boys club is something I’ve experienced in my career and some of those things I help my clients through.
To add another layer of the cultural side of things is this Hispanic diaspora that we’re in with the Latina wage gap being 47% even now. There’s also this lopsidedness of women in positions of power. My desire is to help women achieve that level of success by using the tactics, the methods, the resources and the formulas that I’ve used to achieve new heights of not titles and responsibilities, but also salary and incentives. I find that we pushed through those negative thought patterns or those blocks that we have going on for ourselves. Much can be done and many more doors can be open for the women that follow behind us.
One of the things that happen is whenever you feel like a minority in a group, regardless of what that minority is, it leads to a lot of patterns of negative thinking. It makes you question, “Who am I? Am I worthy?” How did you overcome that? What would you consider to be the best strategies you have for that?It's critical to understand that your internal dialogue determines your future. If you want a better future, you have to tell yourself a better story. Click To Tweet
Two things are important. One of them is exterior and one of them is internal. I’ll start with internal. I am changing my internal rhetoric, my internal dialogue and how I spoke to myself about myself. I had to change because I realized that that was part of the reason why I was bothered by the outside world. I was bothered by what they thought about me or how they perceived me and why walking into a room is the only woman and minority in the room. It bothered me so much. It had a lot to do with me believing what outside influences had to say rather than what I had to say about myself. I had to sit down and understand what my needs were and what needed to change. I started practicing meditation, affirmations. I started reading a ton of books on mental mastery. I started practicing mindfulness.
Practicing this and visualization made it now my subconscious change of how I thought of myself. When I started to value my worth and own my brilliance, I showed up to a world in a completely different way. The world responded in kind, which is a funny thing. We second guess ourselves, but the minute we start to value who we are and we show up to the world that way, it’s amazing to see how the reciprocation you receive is pleasant and rewarding. That was the internal work I did. Externally, I expanded my network and started connecting with other Latinas that were in power. There’s a saying, “You can’t be what you can’t see or what you’ve never seen.” Being around other powerful women of color, even in my corporate structure, I tended to gravitate to women of a multitude of ethnic backgrounds and glean from them a level of confidence. I’m like, “If she can walk in a room and she’s not bothered by being the only ethnically-different woman in the room, then I can get there too.” Expanding my network and learning to find comfort in who I was as a woman, as a Latina and hone in on my education opened doors for me to meet women that had been light years ahead of me. I charge to be like her and that’s what’s elevated my success and allowed me to then now pour into those behind me or those seeking me out.
It’s important that I point out something here. One of the things that happened to me is I switched from being a 25-year veteran in retail pharmacy working for places like Walmart and Kmart to a hospital pharmacy where I walked in at 50 years old. I was working with these people that were 25 years younger than me and 25 times smarter than me. It was a similar experience to what you’re talking about where you feel like, “I don’t know anything.” I’m working with these people that are much more talented than I am. They’re bright in what they do and they’re detail-oriented. I began to question my own worth and my own value. I did the two things that you’re talking about. Number one, I had to tell myself what I was good at. Number two, I had to find a mentor and it seems to me that that’s what you’re talking about.
Yes. I sought out other women that were excelling and had broken boundaries in their own regard. I thought, “This is social proof here.” What I’m trying to do is equally as important. It’s not about getting that job or reaching that salary amount. It’s about getting that and then helping others get here too.
I also think it’s about becoming the person that you weren’t before. There was a Michelle Gomez and then there was somebody that Michelle Gomez needed to become by changing her level of thinking to get to a different level of corporate success. Is that correct?
Yes. One of the biggest mind shift changes I made was the overworking side of me. I am, by nature, a workaholic. I think work is a huge part of my identity. I had to learn to manage that because it was not fair to me, my family or my friends to only get 20% of who I am and have to share it. 80% of myself was in career. That was one of the biggest things. It’s not always about what you can do, but it’s who you are that people want on their payroll. People want your level of commitment, your determination, your discipline, your ability to treat people like people. The attraction marketing that you have because you carry yourself with respect, dignity and conviction, that’s what people want on their payroll. They don’t want somebody who’s in the office 60 hours a week, burned out, upset all the time, cranky, but knocking off everything off the to-do list. It’s about owning who you are, understanding your particular value, excelling at the things that are your zone of genius and not over-committing to things that don’t bring you joy, don’t bring up the best side of you. It’s that best side of you that people want on their payroll.
You said the zone of genius. Can you delve into that a little bit more?
One of the things I talk about in my book that is the centering topic is imposter syndrome because that’s a huge thing in society. 70% of people have experienced some form of imposter syndrome. What I do is through my book, I walk them through the five competencies of imposter syndrome and help them understand which of their five competencies best describes their experience. For example, there’s the perfectionist, the natural genius, the experts, the rugged individualists and the superwoman. Depending on some assessment questions that I provide, people start to understand what their UCON is. The UCON is the acronym that I coined to describe your Unique Cocktail Of Needs. Depending on what you need to feel valued, what you need to feel you’re doing your best work, to feel your contribution is at the best quality that you possibly can give, that involves a lot of things to what your work style is, the work environment, the leadership style that you work best under.
You’re responsible for identifying your brilliance. What’s your zone of genius? What are you naturally good at that you don’t need to be pushed to perform at that top level? I’ll give you a good example. I myself am a disciplined and regimented person. I don’t need a micromanager. Working under a micromanager, I would be miserable. When I do listen to opportunities that come my way, I make it clear. I work my best when I work remotely, when I am trusted to manage my calendar and my time, when I’m allotted freedom of time to have a morning routine that fills my spirit before I step into the workday.
I prefer not to work weekends because I’d like to have a somewhat healthy work-life balance. In order to live the life that I live so that I can work well, my salary needs to be this and these are the incentives that I would prefer. Being clear to what it takes to create that zone of genius for you, you can then negotiate for those things. You’re clear about what you want and what you don’t. That’s what understanding your zone is. What are you great at? What can you do for hours and lose track of time? This is where your brilliance lies. It doesn’t even feel like work. It feels like a natural output of quality that you give with your hands tied behind your back.Learn to find comfort in who you are as a woman. Click To Tweet
It was a wonderful way to view that because everyone has one. It’s important that we all realize that you have what one of my mentors, Darren Hardy, talks about. You have one to three things that you could be world-class at. What is that for you? Michelle, would you please explain to our audience what imposter syndrome is and how it has gotten in the way of yourself or in your client’s way?
The imposter syndrome is a behavioral phenomenon where highly competent individuals have difficulty internalizing their success. They instead feel like frauds and phonies that are undeserving of their success. They have a tendency to attribute their success to luck, chance or any other outside factor, anything but their own intelligence or competence. Somehow, what they view as competence determines how they handle work, how they make decisions, how they lead. It gets in the way of having a healthy work-life balance. It gets in the way of choosing the right career path for you at a particular time in your life. It gets in the way of your ability to negotiate for yourself, advocate for yourself and lead. Especially if you’re in a position of leadership or you have people that are depending on you to make good decisions, delegate, be innovative and forward thinking.
If you’re constantly worried about this “talent police” somehow coming and finding you and tapping on the shoulder like, “Corey, we figured you out. Pack up your stuff. You’ve got to go.” It’s this fear. It’s this shame-based fear of somehow if you stop working or if you don’t dot all your I’s or cross all your T’s and you don’t fool them one more day, they will figure you out and you will be escorted out. That’s why it shows up in many different ways. I’ll give you an example. The perfectionist is one of the competencies. The perfectionist tends to focus on how something is done. He or she will have an extremely high expectation of herself and tend to set the bar high. When they do not achieve a goal at the high level of expectation they set for themselves, they’re likely to experience harsh inner criticism and shame which can take days to shake off.
If you are in school, for example, you’re working on your Master’s program or your PhD and you approach an assignment, you not only spend days and weeks studying for this assignment. You write this term paper and if you don’t get 100%, let’s say you get 92%, you will beat yourself up for not getting that 100%. It’ll take you days to shake off those few points. Rather than look at the 92% with gratitude like, “I got a 92% in graduate school. I’m going to go ahead and celebrate that. Chalk it up. That’s great.” On the flip side, it’s as pervasive. Let’s say your zone of genius., your brilliance is in term paper writing. Maybe you’re the person that all you need to do is read something for a couple of hours and you can knock out a five-page term paper within an hour-and-a-half. When you do that, you submit the paper the night before it’s due and you get 100%.
The perfectionist will still beat himself up because it didn’t take him a month to study and he didn’t agonize over this paper for weeks on end to where he would have deserved that 100%. He left it at the end, did it and completed it in an hour-and-a-half and still managed to get 100%, so they won’t even celebrate it. They will say, “The teacher is clearly an idiot. They don’t know what they’re doing. This was a fluke. This was pure luck.” Rather than say, “Term paper writing, that’s clearly my zone of genius. I can do this all day.” That’s how it shows up. You won’t even be able to experience the joy of having a 92% or 100% because the perfections competency type menu won’t let you experience the joy of the success you’ve achieved.
Is that why some people won’t hit the publish button on a blog or something like that because it’s not perfect enough, it’s not good enough?
There’s also something to be said about comparison and that’s another reason for knowing your own zone of brilliance and your zone of genius. Knowing what yours is, your unique cocktail of brilliance is important. If you were focused on what everyone else is doing, who’s farther ahead, who’s farther behind, whose copy is better than yours, whose website looks nicer and whose blog concept is better, then you’ll never share your gift. Their zone of genius is different and the way they do things is different. That’s why I tell people all the time, whether they’re pursuing an entrepreneurial goal or they’re leveling up in their corporate career, this is not a race. You’re only racing yourself. There’s no one like you anywhere. There’s no carbon copy of you. You don’t have any clones walking around that are ahead of you. Stop looking left and right and look forward and only look back if you’re going to learn something about yourself that you didn’t know before you got to this next step.
I always say that the past has nothing new to say. One of the things I’ve experienced in terms of imposter syndrome is this business of perpetual dissatisfaction. It’s hard to celebrate an achievement because everybody does that. How do you feel like a person can get around that or learn to embrace their achievements and so forth?
It’s important to celebrate. We don’t celebrate enough. Everybody is afraid to share their own success. For a while, I was one of them. I didn’t want to share when I had achieved something because I was afraid of how it would make everyone else feel. Either people would be happy for me, shrug it off and be indifferent or worse be jealous or wishing me ill will. I would not share with people that I didn’t feel that I could trust my achievement with. That should not take away from celebrating. Celebrate it. When I’m working on something, I make sure I write down what I’m trying to achieve, giving myself a deadline and how I’m going to reward myself for achieving that deadline. It’s not even about being perfect. Did it get done? We can go back and make it perfect later, but did we get it done?
When I was writing my book, I knew that my transcript was due April of 2018. It’s the unedited transcript. I knew I had the date and I put it on my board. I will have my first draft and my manuscript completed by this deadline. When I do it, I’m going to reward myself with a spa day. That’s what I did. It didn’t hinder me from enjoying my spa day. I wasn’t at my spa day thinking about all the misspellings or, “I’m sure the grammar is going to need to be fixed here and there. I’m sure this thought process that I had in this paragraph is not going to be translated well. I need to go over that a few times.” I didn’t let myself get caught up on the technicality of perfection. I was focused on celebrating even if it was for a few hours.It’s important to celebrate; everybody is so afraid to share their own success. Click To Tweet
You’re saying it’s important to celebrate the milestones along the way.
Whether you did it perfectly or not, it doesn’t change the fact that it should be celebrated. We do it all the time. We celebrate marriage, don’t we? Every year we have an anniversary we celebrate. Do we only celebrate marriage when it’s perfect? Absolutely not. Do we only celebrate our kid’s birthdays when they’re being straight-A students and doing all their chores? Absolutely not. If we can celebrate life happening every year as it goes by with a sense of gratitude, we’re here. We’re celebrating another year, we’re celebrating life and we’re celebrating growth. Why not celebrate a promotion, a raise, a project, an assignment, a class this semester, a home improvement project, whatever it is that you’re working on like paying off my debt? “I paid off another credit card. Let’s go to the movies. Go do something productive.” Don’t put yourself back into debt like going to get another car. It’s something simple to savor the joy. That’s what imposter syndrome sufferers have to work on consistently actively. It’s giving themselves time to savor the joy of an accomplishment and not judging it for not looking perfect.
What do you think are some of the ways a person could recognize their own triggers of imposter syndrome and how could a person work through them?
It’s understanding their UCON, what’s their Unique Cocktail Of Needs. Once they get their hands on my book, you’ll be able to read about the five competencies. Once you read through all five, you’ll be able to identify like, “My UCON is this.” Usually, most people have two or three. For example, I am the perfectionist, the expert and the superwoman. That’s my UCON. When you read what each of those is described as, you’re like, “That’s Michelle Gomez for sure.” People get to read these competency types and start to identify, “My UCON is this.” Once you understand that this is the way your brain works, then you can identify your triggers. For example, if you are an expert, we believe that true competency is possessing as much knowledge as possible, as much skill as possible.
You’re the person that goes and gets a Bachelor’s, then a Master’s, then a PhD and goes back for a certification. It’s nonstop learning. It’s one thing to love learning, but it’s another thing if you use learning to not proceed with a career path. You’re always in school. You’re never taking what you’re learning and start to apply it and earning for an income that can support your lifestyle and start to build yourself as an individual, as a thriving member of society. I love education. I know I love learning and I love growing. I have to understand that part of that trigger is when I’m around PhDs or anyone who has a higher education than I am. If I know that may trigger some insecurity in me, some shame in me because I’m comparing myself to this PhD or this certified whatever, I have to activate my internal rhetoric actively.
I have to disrupt the pattern. Rather than make myself feel ashamed, compare myself, go into the corner and back away from people because I’m feeling a sense of insecurity, I spend times looking at myself in the mirror and say, “You are intelligent. You are talented. You have an education that has gotten you far. You’ve never stopped learning. You won’t stop learning, but you are enough to walk around in this room networking with these brilliant academics and still hold your own. You’re going to be fine.” I start changing that coaching rhetoric within myself. It’s important to know your triggers. Once you know your UCON, you can then identify your triggers and actively disrupt the pattern before you walk into that situation that you show up with whole different energy.
I enjoyed how you put that together. One of the things that happen though is that the imposter syndrome goes hand-in-hand with the comfort zone. You’re at one spectrum of the comfort zone where you’re not moving forward because you’re afraid of comparisons and everything has to be perfect and so forth. There are times where we are transitioning into a new position. You’re transitioning at your corporate job. What is the effect of that on you? How do you go about managing your transition that when your triggers show up, you’re not letting them own you and you own them?
I’ve been in the logistics and supply chain industry for two decades. I spent several years in operations of third-party logistics brokers and then spent a few years over the road trucking side of things. I know everything about freight, how to manage freight, how to plan freight, how the trucking system works, how to schedule and track shipments and how to best schedule them. I know all about the geography and how to get things from point A to point B. Everyone is calling it the Amazon effect. I’ve learned that and I mastered that. I can speak to that with clarity and confidence at the drop of a hat.
Now I’m transitioning into a new area of the supply chain in an intermodal equipment provider that I joined. I’m not a master at this at all. I’m still learning the type of equipment that they lease out. I’m still learning the terminology. Listening to the people at this new company speak, it’s 80% acronyms that I’ve never heard of, that I’m not familiar with. I find myself going back to their company glossary. I find myself writing stuff down that I can go back on the website and research it later. This triggers the perfectionist and the expert in me because I want to master everything. I want to know what they’re talking about. I don’t want to feel like the only person in the room with no clue what they’re talking about. I want to be able to pick up on everything they’re laying down. I want to be able to regurgitate their level of understanding confidently.
Let’s face it. I was several years in operations with 3PLs. I didn’t know everything. It took me several years to learn so much even in trucking. I spent a few years on the trucking side of things. I started to get acclimated to their terminology and the way they made decisions about a year in. While the expert and the perfectionist in me might be trying to make me feel shameful for not getting it, I have to actively disrupt that pattern and go back to my journal entries. I have to remind myself of the things that I started that I had no clue how to do, but I managed to do it. I chronicle my accomplishments like, “Michelle, weeks into your Master’s program, did you feel confident?” I sure didn’t.True competency is possessing as much knowledge and skill as possible. Click To Tweet
Weeks into marriage, did you feel confident? Did you feel like you got this down pat? No. Weeks into parenting, weeks into being a homeowner for the first time. I’ve started things, I’ve done many things and I managed to push through that uncomfortable part of things and gain mastery at the right time. Rather than shame myself for not being well-versed in weeks, I’m giving myself grace and time to learn at my own pace because I can. The good thing is I have the tools, resources, talent and skill to sit down, study, learn, memorize and be able to regurgitate all this beautiful new information in my own style someday.
It’s excellent because you used a couple of interesting phrases there. You talked about a pattern interrupt. Most people never even considered the idea that they can interrupt their own pattern. Can you go into that a little deeper? How does one recognize when they need a pattern interrupted? How do you go about doing that?
It’s going to take a lot of time, even a lot of self-awareness. It’s why most of the time when I do work with clients, we do spend a significant amount of time focusing on emotional intelligence. You do need to be self-aware and you need to be socially aware of how you’re being perceived. I listen to one of my life coach mentors. She doesn’t even know she’s my life coach mentor, author, speaker and spiritual minister, Iyanla Vanzant. She talks about how anytime we’re in transition or anytime something happens, we don’t take a pause to figure out. When something is going on and you’re going to transition into something, everything that needs to be addressed or healed rises to the surface. Sometimes we don’t take a pause to look at that and say, “How am I going to do it differently this time?”
You want to know when it’s time to disrupt your pattern. If you keep going into the same situations, feeling the same thought of feelings, hearing the same thoughts and walking out of those situations with not feeling good about yourself but beating yourself up, there needs to be a disruption there. Especially if everything around you clearly shows that you are competent, that you do qualify to be here. You were asked to be here. You were given this role. You were invited to this meeting. Clearly, outside socially, something says, “She needs to be at this meeting. She needs to be involved with this project.”
If you walk in already feeling this like, “Here we go. This is again another room full of people that know way more than I do, make more than I do, have more power than I do.” You’re going to have this inferiority complex and that brilliance that they invited you to the meeting for in the first place won’t show up. Instead, this perfectionist, this expert, this rugged individualist side of your imposter syndrome is going to lead the meeting and keep you quiet. If you want to change how you feel when you walk out of that boardroom, then there has to actively be a disruption in how you speak to yourself and about yourself.
One of the things that we talk about in this show is the story that is playing in your mind. One of the things that we said was that if you want a better life, you’ve got to tell yourself a better story. What you’re saying is because it’s a thought, it doesn’t mean it has anything to do with the truth.
That’s correct. Just because you think it doesn’t make it real.
It’s important to be aware of that. Be self-aware. What thoughts are controlling my actions? Do they have any validity at all? Most of the time, I find if they’re a negative thought, they don’t.
It’s not going to help you. A negative thought is a thought and it doesn’t have to stay. That’s why the imposter syndrome is interesting and important to focus on because it’s not going to go away. It’s the uninvited guests in the room that you have to be nice to and acknowledge once and then walk away. I alluded to the chair in the room. Would you want the ugly chair sitting in the center of the room where you have to walk around it, acknowledge it and make it a part of your experience every day? Would you put it in the corner away from everyone? Acknowledge that it’s there. If you don’t, then you won’t do the internal rhetoric, self-awareness, affirming work that you need to do because your education, your talent, your skill can’t be taken away. It’s a matter of if you’re willing to let people see it. If you’re concerned with being perfect, being the expert and driving yourself crazy, working long hours to prove your commitment to a company or prove your worth, then you’re doing it wrong. You’re going to burn out and no one is going to get a taste of that brilliance because you’re exhausted trying to prove that you deserve to be here.
One of the things I love is that the title of your book is Own Your Brilliance. What that means to me is that you feel like everybody has brilliance.If you can align your workspace and your work style with your brilliance, great things can happen. Click To Tweet
Not only does everyone have brilliance. It’s not even always career-based. My sister-in-law, she is crafty. She can make the nicest arts and crafts. She knows how to bake. She makes great food and she can cook without even measuring things. She just knows. Her brilliance is being able to express love through arts and crafts and through cooking and baking. That’s her brilliance. Meanwhile, there are women like me who are academic, corporate and business-minded and we’re like, “How do you make rice? How many cups is that?” We’re not as naturally inclined to those things. Everyone has something. Everyone has a zone of genius, an area of brilliance that is natural to them. If you can align your workspace or your work style with that brilliance, great things can happen.
As a pharmacist, one of the things I’ve also learned is that to some degree, everyone is a mess. Everyone has things that they’re not good at and that’s okay. What we want to do is we want to focus on those areas of strength and stop making a microcosm out of our areas of weakness.
It’s also one of the areas that I talk about in my course with my clients. It’s towards the end, but we design a work-life situation so that they can thrive at home and at work. Being that we are working moms, we wear a lot of hats and the mom guilt is real. I empathize with my clients in that regard. I’m a mother of two. I thought it was an important component to discuss in my book as well as a new program.
It’s important for people to realize that the struggle is real. It’s hard to be a human being and no one does it perfectly. The older I get, the more comfortable I am with the idea that I don’t have to be perfect.
It was the best when you made that realization like, “I’m going to make it do what it do.”
Michelle, this has been a wonderful chat. I’ve enjoyed it. Before I let you go, will you please share with us the best ways for us to get in touch with Michelle Gomez and how do we get a copy of Own Your Brilliance?
If you go to my website, it’s www.MichelleMGomez.com, there’s so much resource there for you. You can download a free copy of my book in an eBook style for those of you who are eBook readers. For those of you who would prefer a paperback copy, you can find it on Amazon as well. On there, you can schedule a 30-minute strategy session with me. If you’re at an impasse in your career and you’re not sure how to move forward, I’d be happy to schedule a call with you. You can use a scheduling link on my website. There’s access to my blog content and a link to join my private Facebook group. I have a private Facebook group community called Dare To Be Great. It’s full of people in there that are working on themselves in multiple areas of mastery to become the best version of themselves. If that resonates with you, we’d love to have you as part of our Dare To Be Great community.
Successful thinkers, I want to thank Michelle on behalf of you and behalf of myself for sharing this important topic. I want you all to know that you’re brilliant to some degree. I also think it’s okay when you’re not. No matter where you are in life, no matter what you’re doing, remember that it will never change that I believe in you. Thank you so much for visiting with us, Michelle. Thank you so much for visiting with us, successful thinkers. I wish you all the best. I hope that the rest of your day is a phenomenal one.
Thanks, Corey. Same to you.
- Michelle Gomez
- Own Your Brilliance
- Darren Hardy
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About Michelle Gomez
Michelle Gomez, The Latina Career Coach, is an accomplished corporate sales professional with over two decades of riding the waves of the corporate structure as a first-generation Latina-American. The first in her family to graduate from college, she has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a certification in Broadcast Journalism.
Throughout her career, Michelle has been an advocate for women in the workforce; leading the charge in speaking forums, business articles and networking events.
Michelle has personally mentored and coached dozens of men and women toward achieving their academic and career goals. She’s inspired others to reach for their goals with a sense of confidence and trust in their own value.
Through resume reviews, mock interviews, and focus on presentation, she has helped dozens of men and women prepare and position themselves as strong candidates for the career or role they desire. Michelle has also advocated for a healthy work/life balance through her blog posts at www.michellemgomez.com; providing insight on practical methods for creating balance and wellness in daily pursuits.