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Blog:Lift Others Up, Not Down

Manny Becerra as a child

February 2016

Our society is filled with so much inequity, that many Black, people of color, Indigenous and other marginalized people have it that much harder to reach their dreams if they're constantly getting pulled-down, not elevated, by their communities, even if it's through unconscious bias.

Even if a day is not tough, your genuine support to a teammate, friend, family member, or extended community member can go a long way.

Whether or not you know it, paying others with sincere compliments and acknowledment of their contributions, efforts and existence can have a powerful way of helping them through (already) tough days. Even if a day is not tough, your genuine support to a teammate, friend, family member, or extended community member can go a long way.

Who knows, one day you may be in need of some community support, so pay it forward: lift others up, not down.

PS - While uplifting others, don't overlook being kind to yourself too. Give yourself permission to fail, learn, be happy and experience the range of emotions life brings.

Manny


I am human, a father, and a problem solver: a tech and people leader with a passion and proven track-record in building and leading compassionate, productive teams—remote and on-site—within a continuous learning culture. My teams and I champion usable, inclusive digital products and online experiences. My work, passion and intentions also intersect with advising small businesses and political campaigns, life-long learning, outdoor advocacy, community building, and uplifting others. Learn more about Manny