I was asked to be apart of a panel speaking to young people of color about workplace dynamics this weekend. I look forward to it!
Workplace dynamics. I have many stories I could share but I’ll save them for the event. Visit the link to register and join the conversation.
Discrimination is something I know firsthand because I’ve experienced it more than I care to admit. Once upon a time, I would have declined the invitation to use my voice for fear of what others might think or say.
Yes…I was one of those people-pleasers. I needed validation from others to see my worth.
Now that I’m older, I don’t let things I have no control over stand in the way of my greatness. I learned to become the sun and let my light shine bright regardless of who’s watching.
I’ve also learned that some people just won’t like you. It could be the color of your skin, the way you wear your hair, how you speak, where you grew up, etc. None of that matters when you are comfortable being who you are and embrace change to evolve into the person you’re meant to become.
It takes more energy to treat someone badly than it does to treat them with grace, compassion, and respect. It shouldn’t matter who they are, what they look like, where they come from, or how they speak.
Kindness is something we can offer anyone free of charge. Yet, we’re all guilty of being an asshole at some point.
It’s true. No need to debate.
I have three tips to offer when it comes to dealing with people who treat you unfairly:
1. Stand up for yourself. People don’t have to like you but they should respect you. Anything less is unacceptable. Use your voice!
2. Know when it’s time to walk away. It takes two people to engage in ignorance. Don’t be one of them. Sometimes we outgrow people, places, and things. Be okay with that and know that there’s always something better for you. Never settle when it comes to your integrity.
3. Love yourself through it all. Self-love is the best form of love. Don’t hold on to anyone or anything that makes you alter loving yourself. You deserve better because you are better. They will adjust or move far away from you. Positive energy is contagious to kindred spirits.
If you remember these three tips, you can overcome any obstacle that tries to block your path to fulfilling your life’s purpose.
I’ve adopted the philosophy that I’m not for everybody and I’m okay with that. I also know that the people who treat me unkind, aren’t my people.
The choice is yours. Choose wisely.
Thanks for Kickin’ It With KeKe!
Until next time, be kind to yourself and others will do. 💜