This is what I heard growing up: You will need to work twice as hard and be twice as good at work and in school just to run your race in life. This one belief was nearly my undoing to being successful in the corporate arena as a black woman in America. For decades, the “Work Twice As Hard” mantra has been ingrained in the minds of people of color all across the country. Shouldering this burden held me locked in bondage and nearly burned me out.

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