BE Better THAN
YOUR BS

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Learn how to accept yourself, stop judging, engage, connect with others, and win in your work culture.

BE Better THAN
YOUR BS

Learn how to accept yourself, stop judging, engage, connect with others, and win in your work culture.

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Do you worry about personal and professional backlash from being your true self?

Are you self-aware enough to understand that you may be biased, throwing around microaggressions or enjoying unfair privileges that may be harming the work environment or personal relationships?

Are you looking for a roadmap to help you build a connected company culture that makes ALL of your employees feel safe and included?

Are you trying to figure out why your company may be experiencing low productivity, stalled innovation and the culture feels disconnected?

Are you tired of dealing with all the BS?

What’s BS?

It’s bullshit for sure, but more specifically it’s the powerful and often invisible belief systems we’ve been steeped in since birth—the judgment and bias we carry with us that keep us from feeling connected to ourselves and others in our personal life and at work.

Be Better Than Your BS will take you from feeling disconnected from the people around you to enriched, open, and safe environments where you can be who you are without the fear of judgment.

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We all win from diversity. Risha Grant makes it easy with her astonishing stories, inspiring conversations, and constant faith in our collective ability to come together and belong to one another. You can find the unexpected on every page because Risha doesn’t miss a moment to teach us all how to “do diversity right.” Be Better Than Your BS will change you, and you’ll love it.”

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Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

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Risha’s powerful message about intentionally engaging with people not like you, is one I personally needed in my own life. The practical tips she shares in this book on how to do that, will make the world a better place for us all to live and work in.

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Rory Vaden

Cofounder of Brand Builders Group and New York Times Bestselling Author of Take the Stairs

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Risha Grant elevates and addresses the pain points many of our companies are experiencing in today’s workplace. This book is a succinct and highly practical guide to building a culture of inclusion. I highly recommend this book for leaders who want to take their company culture from disconnection to intentional engagement.

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Anton Gunn

Bestselling Author, Former Advisor to Barack Obama

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Your company culture dictates your work environment. Need to build trust among your teams? Want your employees to be aware of their unconscious biases? Want your leadership to build policies and systems that support a culture of inclusion? Be better than your BS is the book to guide you to a culture where everyone thrives and belongs.

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Stefanie Johnson

WSJ Bestselling Author of Inclusify

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Be Better Than Your BS is a refreshing, bold, and clear-eyed look in the mirror—with author Risha Grant standing right there with you. Risha will have you rethinking bigotry, equity, bias and more. She’ll also have you laughing. She’ll leave you convinced that the world she describes—where everyone belongs, and everyone contributes—is within our communal grasp.

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Dorie Clark

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Long Game and Executive Education Faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

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So Real. So Insightful. Risha openly shares her experiences and connects the dots to DEI initiatives that support companies who deal with experiences and challenges faced at work that cause the disconnection within our cultures. Reading it reminded me of what I forgot or let become normal. I wish we had this book as a resource when we started our DEI journey.

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Michelle Manglal-Lan

Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, North America, Samsung Electronics America Inc.

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I’ve always believed that leadership is about continuously improving oneself and inspiring others to do the same. Be Better Than Your BS is a powerful guidebook for anyone who wants to embrace this philosophy and become a better leader, a better teammate, and a better human being. Risha Grant’s no-nonsense approach, practical advice, and inspiring stories will challenge you to confront your biases, expand your perspective, and take action towards positive change. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to create a more inclusive, equitable, and successful workplace.

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Captain Sandy Yawn

Author of Be the Calm or Be the Storm and Star of Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean

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Humans are a messy bunch—you included. And when we can overcome our mess and create a team where everyone feels included, we achieve things we didn’t think possible at first. Risha Grant’s plain spoken style and personal experiences provide an enlightening path to reflect on your own roots, and learn to include others by accepting yourself.

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David Burkus

Thinkers50 and Bestselling Author of Best Team Ever and Leading From Anywhere

LET ME ask you THIS:

Are You Feeling Judged or Disconnected at Work?

Let me tell you something you probably already know. Due to biases, microaggressions and inequities, you are in a toxic work environment.

Now let me tell you what you may NOT know.

You are not alone. Half of all employees feel disconnected at work.

Whether you’re the employee putting on a mask every day that’s becoming more and more suffocating or the leader in the office, who feels incompetent because you don’t know how to connect with and motivate your employees.

Disconnection hurts.

It hurts to be disconnected from yourself. And it hurts to be disconnected from the people around you. But guess what? It doesn’t have to be this way.

Be Better Than Your BS teaches us about the inner work and the outer work we need to encourage greater authenticity to dismantle our “biasphere,” and change how we see ourselves and how we interact with others. The more people are willing to acknowledge and address the biases inherent in their belief systems, the more those biases will dissipate and the better our work environments will become.

Be Better Than Your BS is a step by step roadmap for building a connected culture and embracing Radical Acceptance in your personal and professional life.

I’m Risha

Grant

Early in my life and career, I wore a mask.

I masked my voice when cold calling clients to sound more white.

I masked my bisexuality from my colleagues, family and friends.

I masked my love for sneakers.

I did all of this in the name of professionalism. I didn’t want the authentic me to cost me my career or reputation so I made a choice. I chose to reject parts of myself to gain the acceptance of others.

I did this for decades, but then in 2016, everything I worked to achieve came crashing down around me. I had a nervous breakdown, but I didn’t know what it was at the time.

Even though I played by the rules, even though I gave up parts of who I was, I had done everything I was supposed to do and I still failed.

And from this place of failure, the concept that changed my life forever was born. Radical Acceptance.

It’s the practice of welcoming and embracing humanity, no BS, full stop. I decided to unlearn and assess everything that I was taught. I had a dramatic shift in perspective. I was done rejecting myself and others based upon my biasphere. I was going to be me no matter what. I was willing to lose everything to gain myself. What I couldn’t have predicted is that I would gain myself and so much more.

I gained the ability to help others who were feeling disconnected from themselves and others because of the BS environments they were in.

BS BY THE numbers

6 out of 10 employed Americans say they regularly witness bias or discrimination at work.

Almost half of LGBTQ+ employees say they have experienced or witnessed anti-LGBTQ+ comments by co-workers.

Black women are 80% more likely than non-Black women to agree with the statement, “I have to change my hair from its natural state to fit in at the office”.

Despite an increase in remote working, workplace discrimination claims only dropped 7%.

78% of older workers said they saw or experienced age discrimination in the workplace.

In a worldwide customer workforce survey, 6 out of 10 people believed people with “different backgrounds” could succeed at the companies where they worked.

What we’re experiencing right now is a culture that is not connected and people who feel judged and left out. If you want the best from your employees, you have to give them the best environment and training to build a BS Free Culture.

connection HAS NEVER BEEN MORE WITHIN REACH.

I know what you’re thinking. IN THESE POLARIZING TIMES?!

Yes. In a time when people feel more judged, ostracized, and misunderstood than maybe ever before, connection has never been more important and accessible.

Chapter 4 of Be Better Than Your BS.

Be Better Than Your BS will provide a step-by-step path that many leaders, managers and employees have used to stop judging themselves and others. These clients have enriched their personal and professional lives and relationships through the unmatched power of radical acceptance, which leads to authentic leadership, employee engagement, feeling safe instead of rejected, confident instead of insecure, and accepted instead of like an outsider.

Move from disconnection to intentional engagement through the power of radical acceptance.

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Radical Acceptance is the catalyst that transforms company culture from the inside out. Ultimately, that’s how we change the world, for social transformations are simply personal transformations at scale.

READERS WILL learn HOW TO:

Recognize when your BS manifests as “isms” and phobias that follow you to work

Create a “Culture Commitment” for greater authenticity in your personal and professional life

Cure scarcity mentality, a damaging byproduct of fear

Assess the BS of your biasphere

Listen. Validate. Act.

Become a real ally

Engage in micro efforts that can effect change on a macro level

Create an environment that fosters a sense of belonging for everybody; “get in where you fit in”

Embrace Radical Acceptance for yourself and others

Generate truly inclusive policies that people can trust

Spot and stop bullying (it doesn’t always look the way you think it does)

Understand that equality isn’t equity; the difference leads to everyone getting what they need

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Radical acceptance is the key I was searching for to release me from fear, disconnection, isolation, self doubt and rejection, and I spent years searching for it.

I want to save you years.

I needed this book when I was early in my career and definitely in my journey of entrepreneurship. I could have avoided a lot of frustration and heartache.

I don’t want that for you. So I am giving you the keys to reach belonging, safety, hope and acceptance much faster than I did.

All you have to do is unlock the key to Radical Acceptance and you can be better than your BS.

Inside this book you’ll find a proven process to show you how to show up authentically at work and partner with your organization in creating an environment where no one feels left out. I have helped over 50,000 people, including business leaders and employees, change their lives and their workplace cultures through this process. I wrote this so that you can go from disconnection to intentional engagement, while making sure no one feels left out or judged.

I’ve got your back.

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Radical acceptance is the key I was searching for to release me from fear, disconnection, isolation, self doubt and rejection, and I spent years searching for it.

I want to save you years.

I needed this book when I was early in my career and definitely in my journey of entrepreneurship. I could have avoided a lot of frustration and heartache.

I don’t want that for you. So I am giving you the keys to reach belonging, safety, hope and acceptance much faster than I did.

All you have to do is unlock the key to Radical Acceptance and you can be better than your BS.

Inside this book you’ll find a proven process to show you how to show up authentically at work and partner with your organization in creating an environment where no one feels left out. I have helped over 50,000 people, including business leaders and employees, change their lives and their workplace cultures through this process. I wrote this so that you can go from disconnection to intentional engagement, while making sure no one feels left out or judged.

I’ve got your back.

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