June 24, 2020
I have been thinking about how to have an anti-racist career. I often coach my clients on how to dream big, and then follow a narrow path – how both are required to strategically create the careers that we want. I’m using the same process myself to consider anti-racism in every aspect of my work life. Like the larger global movement, this requires a radical re-imagining of schedules, methods, goals, projects – everything. It’s career transformation….and that is my love language.
(Note – this is not anti-racism 101 or a checklist to assuage guilt. Google and read books for that – resources abound.)
Today I’m sharing my process for career transformation in hopes that you use it to create more antiracist alignment in your own work.
Mindset shifts are powerful. So, let’s go on a journey.
First – assume the impossible is possible.
Take every rational limitation, barrier or concern off the table. Just for fun.
Answer this question: In my ideal career in which I flourish, what would be my criteria for how I spend my time and energy?
Write it down. There is a gap between your answers and the actions aligned with those answers. This distance is crossed with a series of permissions.
Here are your permission slips.
Everything you need, you have.
You would not be here if you could not do it.
Much much love,