1. “Inclusive language is not language policing. It’s not telling someone what they can and can’t say. It’s not a violation of free speech. Inclusive language is about empathy.”
Grab a cup of whatever you fancy and dive into this impressive guide to inclusive language from Zendesk
Why should you care about using inclusive language in your business, other than the fact that you’re a good human being? Zendesk lays out the business case—how inclusive language can help you attract customers or drive innovation, for example.
Also make sure you check out the tips on how to get started with using inclusive language, such as getting your employees and customers involved when creating inclusive language guidelines. 🤟2.
Social enterprise myworkhive helps unemployed people who face barriers to work retrain as virtual assistants. They’re looking for short work placements or volunteering opportunities—anywhere from a few hours a day to a few weeks or even months—for their trainees. If you’re in the UK and could use some admin help (couldn’t we all?!), email email@example.com
to find out more. 💻3. The electric vehicle start-up you’ve never heard of that just became the largest UK company listing in history
GlobalGiving has put together a list of 40+ corporate social responsibility events and conferences in 2021
—many remote, of course. Learn about philanthropy, cause marketing, environmental sustainability and lots of other topics. (Requires an email sign-up to get the list.) 🙈5. “Determine your north star and let it guide all the choices you make—what you reject and what you embrace.”
Ozan Varol shares how Sylvester Stallone stayed true to his north star
—his desire to be an actor—and created the career and life he wanted, despite a rocky (hah!) start.
Knowing what your ‘north star’ is for your business, as well as for yourself personally, can help guide you and keep you focused on what really matters, especially when times get tough.
As an aside: Am I the only one who didn’t know that Sylvester Stallone wrote Rocky? I’m not even sure I’ve ever seen Rocky. Obviously, I must fix this. (Hey, husband who’d better be reading my newsletter: We’re watching Rocky on Saturday night!) 🥊+6. So have you read Marko's interview yet, hmmm? 😆