Black Woman CEO: Confessions of a Black woman entrepreneur who broke down

by | Black Woman CEO Podcast, Black Woman Entrepreneur, Black Woman Leadership, Black Women Entrepreneurs

A year ago, I found myself crying on my bedroom floor unable to think, talk, or breathe (…anxiety attacks aren’t pleasant).

Everything came to a screeching halt, which is the natural consequence for someone worrying and overdoing it for months…and with little attention to adequate self-care.

Have you ever experienced a time like this in your life- one where you couldn’t take one more thing?

…not one more broken household item

…not one more tantrum from your kid

…not one more unexpected change to your master plan (… come on, can’t the universe just follow our lead, geesh!)

Can you relate?

If so, then you know having an emotional breakdown or any unexpected emergency can severely impact your livelihood.

For us business gals, that’s our Cashflow, Confidence, and Credibility ::ouch::

How does one recover and get back to business?

Here’s what I learned (and am still doing):


Sis, I know it’s hard. If you’re anything like me, these situations trigger your inner Strong Black “Super” Woman. And the VERY last thing you desire is to share that you’re struggling, right?

Because, like me, you feel like a failure, worthless, stupid, not good enough, and/or ashamed.

Here’s the truth: If you want to bounce back and be well, this is not the time to pull yourself up by your bootstraps (cause you ain’t got no strings boo-boo)

…or read a self-help book (Iyanla can’t fix your life right now).

You need REAL contact with other human beings who can help you through this.

There are **two** types of support you want to seek out:

1) A Therapist– this helps you understand the underlying root cause of your situation as well as have a safe space to process your emotions.

2) An Experienced Peer– This allows you to connect with a fellow entrepreneur who understands the business side of what you’re experiencing. She’s also more likely to empathize with you.

This peer support can happen in a few ways:

  1. Formally, through a paid coach or mentor.
  2. Informally, through a friend from your personal or professional network.
  3. Communal (in community), through attending a retreat or event where you can get out of your head, meet like-minded folks, and feed off the group energy.

This is what I did to recover (and still do)- Total Game Changer.  Seeking help has allowed me to:

  • Understand I’m not alone.
  • Learn how others faced the same challenges.
  • Realize there’s nothing wrong with me.
  • Outline an Action Plan to bounce back.
  • Regain my confidence.

There’s so much more I can say on this topic, especially around business recovery. But today, I just want you to understand the first step: ASK FOR HELP!

Please Comment Below: You don’t have to be in crisis to answer this- Which type of support could help you right now in business (& life)? Go on, tell me. I’ll read every comment.

Peace & Love,


P.S. If you’re seeking Communal Support and want access to women who can understand your unique walk & challenges, I invite you to consider this annual event for Black women entrepreneurs…


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Hosted by dear friend & mentor, LaShanda Henry-Founder of Sistasense, it’s the most powerful conference for Black women (especially, those on a budget). It’s the very first conference I attended & where I started making connections that I lean on until this day.

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Quanisha Green, MSS is the Founder & CEO of Black Woman CEO- a global hub that delivers high impact and culturally relevant business training. Quanisha has been a featured presenter for the Sistasense Back to Business Conference, the Power Networking Conference, the University of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Department of State, and more. 

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