Build your Tribe

My parents are not in IT.

Yet, they join my webinar(s) LIVE; seek recordings if available. I can’t discern what content inspires or technology discussed therein impresses them. As much as I’m worried for their feedback (my mom’s is less on the meticulously researched content and more along the integrity of my hair), I’m grateful to have them, amongst others, in my positive vibe Tribe.

I fail to comprehend the notion of the ‘self-made’ man or woman. Examining this myth will reveal a self fulfilling narrative that is more often than not grounded in the power of a Tribe- one of our making, our chosen (friends, family, strangers)

Build a tribe that will choose to believe in the one you chose to become.

One that will weave unwavering support through invisible threads. One that will feed us the capacity to take risks, secure the landing zone and have our backs, every single time. One that will refill, refuel and replenish.

In the Babemba tribe of South Africa, when a person acts irresponsibly or unjustly, he is placed in the center of the village, alone and unfettered. All work ceases, and every man, woman, and child in the tribe gathers in a large circle around the accused individual.

Then each person in the tribe speaks to the accused, one at a time, each recalling the good things the person in the center of the circle has done in his lifetime. Every incident, every experience that can be recalled with any detail and accuracy, is recounted. All his positive attributes, good deeds, strengths, and kindnesses are recited carefully and at length. This tribal ceremony often lasts for several days.’

At the end, the tribal circle is broken, a joyous celebration  takes place, and the person is symbolically and literally welcomed back into the tribe. [Source]

Have you built your tribe? Who’s in yours?

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