The One Thing to Remember When Feeling Inadequate

How often do you believe the lies you tell yourself that you aren’t good enough?

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Nathalie Molina Niño, CEO of BRAVA Investments, discusses how to shut out the little voice inside you that says you’re not good enough or that you don’t have what it takes to achieve your goals.

“Everyone finds their own way of coping, I think, with that little voice in your head that says that you're not good enough. Imposter syndrome has many different solutions,” says Nathalie.

Nathalie’s solution is something she got from a mentor, who told her, “You must remember that you are the source of your own supply, and all of the previous successes came from you, and they will come back again from the same source."

Watch the video to learn more from Nathalie on how to silence the voice that tells you you’re inadequate.

So everyone finds their own way of coping, I think, with that little voice in your head that says that you're not good enough. Imposter syndrome has many different solutions. Mine came from a really unexpected place. So I'm a big believer that my mentors and that personal board of directors need to consist of people that are very different from me, people who are going to think differently from me, and therefore, approach solutions to problems in a very different way.

One of my favorite mentors is an opera singer, who at the age 30, she was a schoolteacher who had helped put her husband through getting a Ph.D. at Columbia University, and she decided that her entire life she wanted to be a singer. Now that her husband had gone through school, she was going to go back and she was going to be a singer, and she applied to Juilliard at the age of 30, two kids, got accepted, and ended up graduating and becoming a professional opera singer who toured all around the world with some of the most famous opera singers. And she is as absolutely different from me as you can imagine. Her career trajectory, her life, so much about her is very, very different from mine, and she became a source of wisdom for me.

And one of the things that kept happening to me is, every time I started a new project, Awilda would be the person that I sought wisdom from. When the voice got really loud, when the voice said, "Last success was a fluke, last failure will follow you, you are not good enough, everybody else knows more about this topic than you do, there are million people who could be doing this job better," all of those little voices in my head, Awilda finally gave me a tool to cope with them one day, by saying, "You must remember that you are the source of your own supply, and all of the previous successes came from you, and they will come back again from the same source."
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Nathalie Molina Niño

Nathalie Molina Niño is an impact investor focused on making a catalytic impact on women in the world. A technologist and coder by training, she’s a consummate entrepreneur, and a storyteller at heart, passionate about telling the oft...

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