184 episodes

The podcast that teaches High Achieving Black Women how to use thought work to be her absolute best self, no matter the situation. She will learn how not to let outside influences impact how she thinks and feels about herself or how she shows up in the world.

Each week, Life and Mindset coach, Brig Johnson, combines coaching, a little bit of neurobiology, and practical easy to use tools to empower you to break barriers and become unf*ckwithable.

Breakthrough with Brig, Mindset + Life Coach Brig Johnson

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    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

The podcast that teaches High Achieving Black Women how to use thought work to be her absolute best self, no matter the situation. She will learn how not to let outside influences impact how she thinks and feels about herself or how she shows up in the world.

Each week, Life and Mindset coach, Brig Johnson, combines coaching, a little bit of neurobiology, and practical easy to use tools to empower you to break barriers and become unf*ckwithable.

    EP. 174 Stop Beating Yourself Up: Find Freedom with Self-Compassion- My journey to Gentleness

    EP. 174 Stop Beating Yourself Up: Find Freedom with Self-Compassion- My journey to Gentleness

    As black women, we're often our own harshest critics, and it's time to break that cycle. 
    Join me as I introduce you to a powerful framework that will guide you on how to incorporate self-compassion into your life, challenging you to recognize when you're not being kind to yourself and teaching you how to change that pattern. 
    Discover why self-compassion is not just about feeling better but about establishing a foundation of self-respect that will fuel better decision-making, enhance relationships, and lead to more authentic life experiences. We'll explore the neurobiology of safety and how self-compassion can activate calming systems in your body, reduce stress responses, and enhance emotional regulation. 
    Emotional resilience is the key to unlocking your full potential. Tune in to learn why and let's ​embark ​on ​this ​journey ​together ​and ​explore ​how ​self ​compassion ​can ​unlock ​new ​levels ​of ​personal ​growth ​and ​well ​being.
     
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    • 43 min
    EP. 173 The Maybe Trap: Confronting the Urge to Quit on Your Big Dreams

    EP. 173 The Maybe Trap: Confronting the Urge to Quit on Your Big Dreams

    Are you stuck in the "maybe" mindset, teetering on the edge of your dreams but never fully committing? In this eye-opening episode, we're tackling this subtle but deadly trap of "maybe" – the one word that slowly drains life out of our dreams and goals. 
    As black women, we often find ourselves wrestling with the idea of quitting our goals, not realizing that we're caught in a cycle of indecision fueled by cultural expectations and internalized beliefs. I'll guide you through the origins of this pattern, exploring whether it's fear of failure, success, or an ingrained sense of obligation that's holding you back. We'll dive  into the concept of self-determination and how years of marginalization have chipped away at our ability to trust ourselves and make empowered choices. 
    This isn't about shaming or changing your thoughts; it's about recognizing the mental exhaustion of indecision and how it saps the energy that could be used for productive work. Get ready to confront the "maybe" mindset head-on, and embrace the freedom of self-permission to pursue your goals relentlessly. 
    And stay tuned until the end for an exciting announcement!
     
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    EP. 31 Stop Having One Sided Conversations with Your Brain
    EP. 37 Worry Window
     
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    • 33 min
    EP. 172 The Safety Illusion: Why We Crave Those Who Don’t Choose Us

    EP. 172 The Safety Illusion: Why We Crave Those Who Don’t Choose Us

    Have you ever found yourself questioning why you choose partners who don't choose you? If you're nodding along, this episode might just have the answers you've been seeking.
    With a blend of neuroscience and compassionate coaching, we decode the collapse state of the nervous system and its impact on our relationship dynamics, especially as women of color. This episode isn't just about identifying patterns; it's about shifting them with grace and intention. As your guide, I'll walk you through the curiosity loops that lead to profound self-awareness and the steps to break free from the cycle of seeking external validation. 
    Listen, you are not alone in this. You're a queen, and it's time to claim your throne. Share this journey with a friend in need of a breakthrough, and together, let's rewrite the narrative of our lives.
     
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    • 34 min
    EP. 171 From Stuck to Stellar: How to Leveraging Your Nervous System for Breakthrough Success

    EP. 171 From Stuck to Stellar: How to Leveraging Your Nervous System for Breakthrough Success

    Prepare to unlock the mysteries of your nervous system and journey from feeling stuck to absolutely stellar! We're diving into the power of leveraging your nervous system for breakthrough success. With over two decades of experience as a nurse anesthesiologist, I've honed the art of regulating the nervous system under the most stressful conditions. Now, I'm bringing that expertise to you.
    We'll explore the three C's of nervous system states—Collapse, Conflict, and Coherence—and how understanding and mastering these states can be your superpower in overcoming life's hurdles. Discover how to transition from a state of numbness and disconnection to one of focused action and empowerment. Learn to identify when you're in a state of collapse, and why creating safety is your first step toward transformation.
    This episode isn't just about coping with stress; it's about rewiring your response to it. We'll discuss practical strategies to reduce baseline stressors and increase your capacity to handle life's pressures, aligning your ambitions with your ability to thrive. I'll also introduce you to the Daily Diagnostic, a simple yet powerful tool to help you monitor your patterns and focus your energy where it matters most.
    So, if you're ready to transform your goals from distant dreams to your lived reality, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in and share this episode with anyone who's ready to navigate life with more grace and intention. 
     
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    • 42 min
    ​​EP. 170 Hustling To Heal? There's A Penalty: Introducing The S.L.O.W. Principle For Mindful Healing

    ​​EP. 170 Hustling To Heal? There's A Penalty: Introducing The S.L.O.W. Principle For Mindful Healing

    We're nearing a podcast milestone, and I've got a special request for you, my loyal listeners. As we approach the 200th episode, I'm thinking of featuring a panel of you – yes, YOU – to share your favorite moments and what keeps you tuning in. If that piques your interest, drop me a line at brig@brigjohnson.com or support@brigjohnson.com. 
    But for now, let's delve into the essence of today's conversation: the rush to heal and why we need to slow it down. As high-achieving black women, we're often caught in the whirlwind of societal expectations to be strong and healed on a strict timeline. But in this episode, I'm challenging that narrative with the S.L.O.W principle for mindful healing, sharing the four problems with rushing your healing, how it can be more detrimental than beneficial and the importance of embracing every part of yourself, understanding that you are not broken and do not need fixing.
    So, if you're ready to change the narrative and embrace a more compassionate approach to your healing journey, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in to understand why slowing down can be your greatest strength, and how the slow principle can guide you through life's beautiful journey.
     
    RESOURCES  —
    Join my Newsletter, Unlearn and Unleash
    Join the Next Breakthrough Master Class here 
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    Share Your Takeaways With Me at brig@brigjohnson.com 
     
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    Website - http://brigjohnson.com/ 
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    • 31 min
    EP. 169 Beyond The Pain: Co-Parenting With An Ex-Partner Who Hurt You

    EP. 169 Beyond The Pain: Co-Parenting With An Ex-Partner Who Hurt You

    Buckle up for a raw and honest discussion in this episode, where we address the challenges of co-parenting. With 70% of us black women being single and many also navigating single parenthood, this conversation is not only necessary but long overdue.
    In this episode, we’ll explore the power of setting clear boundaries, finding healthy outlets for frustration, and actively engaging in the healing process. And trust me, healing isn't just a byproduct of time; it's an active journey we embark on. So, if you're in the mud of co-parenting with someone who once broke you, you're not alone. Tune in as we unpack the journey, find common ground, and seek joy and justice in every step. 
    Feel free to share this episode with those who may benefit from it, and subscribe for more genuine discussions about navigating life's toughest challenges. Together, we'll find our way to firmer ground. 
     
    RESOURCES  —
    Join my Newsletter, Unlearn and Unleash
    Join the Next Breakthrough Master Class here 
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    Share Your Takeaways With Me at brig@brigjohnson.com 
     
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    Website - http://brigjohnson.com/ 
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

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Binge-listening! Worth it!

Lissen… it’s been hard to find a black woman, that’s LCS-certified, creating spaces like this! I’m grateful for this space and thankful for what Brig is doing… being herself, black, cultured, AND helping us with the tools we need to level up!

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Fasten Your Seatbelt and Enjoy the Journey!

Brig’s work is next level! If you are willing and ready to be humbly honest with yourself AND do your personal inner work, this is the podcast for you!

Brig’s work has forced me to ask questions of myself I never thought were remotely important, all while healing and being super gentle with myself in the process!

I highly recommend this podcast to all of my female corporate baddies of color! It’s a necessary tool needed in your toolbox!

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All Brown Girls, Listen Honey…..

The perspective that Brig Johnson gives to black women helps to clarify why we function in the world the way that we do. I, personally, am so thankful that she is sharing her work with the world! She is a true light that has done the work and is transparent in the fact that she is still doing the work. She helps brown girls see that we are magic! We just need to unlearn somethings and get control of our brains in order to reach that next level. Thank you Brig for the work that you do!!! Brown girls….you need this podcast in your life. The end. Thank me later.

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