#46. An invitation for discomfort & reaching your full potential with Lindsey T. H. Jackson #OhMyGuinness
This week Business Over Beer, the best small business podcast for small business owners, we welcome Life & Business Strategist, Lindsey T. H. Jackson. She shares how she started a dance and theatre troupe in Galway Ireland, which became a catapult for everything she’s doing now as CEO of LTHJ Global, an organization committed to creating tools, resources and programs around the limitations that hold us back from reaching our highest potential as individuals and in our school systems, workplaces and community groups.
And of course we enjoy more of the best craft beer.
In this episode of Business Over Beer:
We explore the construct of race in this country, how we normalize bias, the impact of failure, and how we can reach our fullest potential.
There is no “White” and “Black”, but instead there is a rich fabric that makes up each and every one of us; we must continue to explore and name that fabric, and stop propping up a system that asks us to simply tick a box.
We are all intended for this world, for this time, for this moment, as we are.
We need to move away from individualism to WEism
We must unlearn decades of biases and conditioning in order to understand the difference between the person I want to be and how I actually act in the moment, and to start being the person on the outside that I am on the inside.
A cultural framework exists in which love is earned through achievement, and if I fail, I risk losing love.
We are indoctrinated from an early age that the worst thing any of us can do is to be seen to fail; failure denotes weakness, and weakness in failure means that YOU are a failure, as opposed to you are intact and your failure is separate.
When I focus on human connection and make space for people to tell their story, they become open and accessible to my story.
“To love someone is not the opposite of holding someone accountable” – Brene Brown
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