Humility that ShinesRead Now
These last few years felt like they deserved their own names and who am I to not oblige? 2022 was the Year of Timing (aka The Year of Rhythm), and last year told me that 2023 needs to be all about me: Me time, me shine...I was like, "Whoa," because even now, with five month's practice, it still got that layer of self-centered, sticky ego taste. But why?
Why hide our jewels from the world, especially when others helped with our mining, gem selection, cut, and a pristine polish? We must know how to celebrate each other, and why. So why not practice telling each other the specifics (aka "Buy my mixtape!"). Full stop. When we make good work, especially with the assistance of so many, it must be shared. Equity shares what is good and that tastes waaaay better than "self-centered". This is my work for 2023: Balancing my desire for humility with my command to share what is good.
Since November 2019: Hundreds attended the monthly circles, dozens contributed to the creation of the very first community created and evaluated equity assessment tool and process with proven success (orgs anonymous), supported contractors with $200/hour work on their own time, and a colleagues who showed me love and support with their ear, shoulder, time, and expertise. So shiny!
Here, promoting my "Self" actually means "Us". And look at what we've built, it's the future and we've rebalanced it to prepare for us all. Welcome. That's Equity.
- Julia Ismael, Head Architect of Aspirations
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Julia Ismael hosts monthly Listening Circles for the masses as a way to stay informed and to find new and meaningful ways to create connection. Julia is the founder and Head Architect of Aspirations of The Equity Consortium. Monthly Listening Circles are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, and what is learned from these circles is shared here. Please enjoy our stories.