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you’re not always right

Dec 18, 2020Revolutionary Rising Podcast

As entrepreneurs, change-makers, and leaders, we’re obsessed with the idea of being right.

Of doing the right thing, saying the right words, committing to the right cause.

It’s all we strive to be in life and in business. To be right. Perfect. Infallible.

But what I’m wondering today is —

What does it really mean to be right? And how do we know when we’re wrong?

But most importantly, who determines what’s right and wrong? And why do we listen to them?

The thing is, this binary between right and wrong is a direct function of white supremacist culture.

White supremacy dictates that there’s only one way to do something. And so you can either be right OR (and most often) you can be wrong.

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, or what you want to do with your future.

If you don’t do something the right way (aka the white way), it means you’re wrong by default.

Believing in this either/or notion around rightness is fucking oppressive.

And in today’s episode of the Revolutionary Rising podcast, I’ll be telling you why.

It can make you fall prey to people who think they’re blindly right. And when you begin to view yourself in opposition to their rightness, you disempower yourself, fill your mind with self-doubt and believe that you must be wrong.

Well, if you ask me, I think you can always be right while also not being right.

Because there is no absolute right and wrong.

What is right and true for you may not be true for someone else. And that’s okay. No matter how powerful someone is, if their version of what’s right doesn’t feel true to you, then it is NOT right for you.

But that doesn’t automatically mean you’re wrong. Or bad. It just means you’re different, and right in your own way.

Tune into today’s episode to:

  • Learn about the dangers of being blindly right
  • Examine what it means to be wrong and why we’re so afraid of it
  • See what happens when we allow your intuition to be right instead
  • And understand how these narratives affect your mindset and your business

And when you’re done listening, if you feel like you’re ready to unpack these internalized white narratives, heal in a nurturing community and start asking yourself what is right for you, apply for the next cohort of my group coaching program, Revolutionary Rising before we close our doors today. Our next cohort begins in January and I’d love to see you there.

And remember, you don’t have to be perfect in order to be right. You just have to be true to who you are.

Until next time,

Gieselle

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