Diversifying Your Circle

As we've seen through recent events and ongoing societal issues, it's easy to stay within our comfort zones and surround ourselves with those who look like us or have similar social and economic backgrounds. However, we know that this behavior can perpetuate discrimination and inequality.

As a Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see.” This means it's important to broaden your circle of influence and actively seek out relationships with those who don't look like you or come from the same economic circle. By expanding your network, you can gain new perspectives, challenge your biases, and make a positive impact in your community.

Did you know that a diverse network can also lead to better job opportunities and career advancement? One study found that individuals with diverse social networks were more likely to find job opportunities through personal contacts, rather than through traditional job boards.

Additionally, a report from McKinsey & Company found that companies with more diverse leadership teams had higher financial returns than those with less diversity. This means that by broadening your circle of influence, you could also be contributing to a more successful and profitable workplace.

So don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and make a conscious effort to build relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Whether it's through attending community events, joining diverse groups or organizations, or simply reaching out to someone new, the opportunities are endless.

Together, let's create a more inclusive and accepting world by broadening our circle of influence.


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