Help me help you

If busy people see you helping yourself, they’ll move mountains to push you along the path to your goals. If they detect laziness, perhaps not.

My mentors lament the disposition of this generation of graduating scholars and young professionals who “outsource their thinking” (to quote Frederick Townes) and refuse to do the hard work of…actually trying.

The universe itself will conspire in your favor when you set an intention and make approximations towards your goals, and the path towards your dreams rarely starts with asking for help.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.