I’ve been doing a lot of reflection this month and really thinking about the legacy we are creating as black millennials – individually and as a community. We’re doing a lot. We’re creating new lanes for ourselves as entrepreneurs, focused on breaking generational curses, building generational wealth, and balancing it all while the world magnifies the issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

As Black History Month comes to an end, I encourage you to also take the time to reflect on what legacy you are creating, today. But, really think about it. What are you doing in your day to day to help your community and future generations? Now, when you’re thinking about your goals and day to day activities, don’t over look the small tasks, conversations, and words of encouragement.

I was having a conversation with my mother and we were discussing how we oftentimes overlook the smaller tasks and gestures that contribute to the success of the community. For example when we think about our legacy, we usually think of this grand plan that changes the world BUT remember, everyone plays a part in creating history. The things that we are doing now, are creating the history for tomorrow. The person that is baby sitting while you are hosting your trainings or workshops, the neighbor who is always being an ear to listen or leaving a small gesture to make you smile. Those people are all a part of a persons legacy. They are doing their part to make the community as a whole better. Everyone is contributing in some way, whether big or small, that helps another person reach their goal. I guess this also is a very simple reason to express gratitude every moment you get.

So as we end Black History Month, I encourage you to reflect on the legacy you’re creating and show your appreciation for those around you that are helping you to create your legacy. Reflect on how you are helping your community and how you are making sure generations to come will benefit from your actions, ideas, and conversations of today.

Feel free to shoot me an email or comment below and let me know what your legacy is looking like. I’d love to hear from you.

Email: theconnect757@gmail.com

Published by Verlaine Quinniey

Verlaine is the Founder & CEO for The Connect 757. She is on a mission to connect Black Professionals so we can #getconnected & #stayconnected. Email: theconnect757@gmail.com

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