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A Diversity Affirmation To Embrace

Written by: Dr. Lisa T. Lewis, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Daily affirmations set the intention and focus the energy for the day. Following is an affirmation to embrace not just for today but also to set the intention for diversity and an inclusivity-centric lifestyle.

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Repeat after me:


I treat everyone with respect.


I manage my own biases. I examine my assumptions and beliefs. I challenge myself to recognize and get rid of stereotypes. I monitor my behavior and decisions.


I increase my cultural competence. I enjoy learning about different societies and customs. I study history and literature. I listen attentively when others share their stories. I travel to unfamiliar neighborhoods and countries.


I communicate skillfully. I ask others about their preferences. I avoid language that might marginalize anyone. I stay up to date on culturally sensitive terms.


I am willing to learn from others. I welcome feedback. I seek opportunities to deepen my understanding and continue growing.


I reach out to others. I broaden my social circle and professional network. I interact with neighbors and colleagues whose backgrounds are different from my own. I join organizations with diverse memberships.


I support positive changes in my workplace. I analyze the diversity goals and vision of my company. I talk with my supervisor about how they affect my role. I participate in surveys, committees, and social activities.


Today, I celebrate diversity and inclusion. I value others and appreciate their uniqueness. I help them to develop their potential and contribute their gifts.


Intentional Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. How can I support diversity at my workplace even if I am not in a leadership position?

  2. How can I teach my children about diversity?

  3. What kind of training would help me to be more inclusive?

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Dr. Lisa T. Lewis, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Dr. Lisa T. Lewis, The Belief System (B.S.) Boss®, through her Belief System training, teaches career-oriented single mothers how to provide abundantly and effortlessly for their families so that they can achieve their personal and professional goals without stress or guilt. A certified John Maxwell Team Coach, Teacher, Speaker, and Trainer, Dr. Lisa is also the best-selling author of Making B.S. Boss Moves: The Four R’s to Achieve Success, and The B.S. Boss Blueprint: A Guide to Perpetually Succeed. She also hosts, The Blueprint, a streaming TV program that helps you design your life’s vision and goals one episode at a time! She incorporates her 30+ Years of Leadership & Management in the Public Sector (Budget and Finance), Certificate in Public Leadership (The Brookings Institute), Certificate in Personal Development & Executive Coaching (The Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute), and Ordained Elder/Clergy (Greater Saint John Cathedral) experience to the table in service to clients.

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