E24 – Melissa DaSilva / The Queer Career Coach

Being confused to the point you no longer connect with yourself (impostor syndrome) can be scary and lonely. Melissa DaSilva, a Therapist, Coach, Author, and Entrepreneur, also known as the Queer Career Coach, helps her clients ovecome imposter syndrome and rise to new heights. She believes that every entrepreneur needs a coach or mentor to help navigate stages of life and business without slowing down... And it all starts with her One Big Tip.

Don't be afraid to ask

It's important to have a support system that helps you bring yourself forward when you feel tempted to criticize or be too hard on yourself. Don't feel afraid of reaching out to people and asking for help - most people won't even try, and that is the problem! You lock yourself up thinking that it won't be possible, and you cut off the opportunity of getting something amazing for yourself.

Melissa got the chance to have dinner with John Lee Dumas, the original voice behind the renowned podcast Entrepreneur on Fire, after she randomly sent him a message and he agreed to meet up. It was an opportunity that others have paid to experience! And Melissa was able to overcome her doubt and take a chance.

"If I didn't ask, I wouldn't have had that opportunity. And I wouldn't have had the possible opportunities that have come after that too! I mean, he wrote a testimonial for me for my first book.”

If you ever feel unsure about your next step, worried about how to figure things out, anxious about putting the puzzle together, reach out to the people that have been there before and ask for advice. Find a mentor who can introduce you to an improved version of yourself - you'll acquire huge amounts of knowledge and a renewed confidence shortly after. And remember: DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK. The best version of yourself is waiting for you to make the decision today!

Melissa is known for helping LGBTQ+ community members shift their lives to reach purpose-driven goals and live a life of fulfillment. If you’re interested in working directly with Melissa DaSilva, you can email her or find her on LinkedIn or Instagram.