Life has an interesting way of presenting its lessons sometimes. The Our Revolution road trip was no exception. Below is very personal account of the biggest lesson I have learned on the trip: The Power of Vulnerability.

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This has been an eye opener for me and has changed much of how I do business and even interact with others. What have you learned recently that has informed how you walk through life or do business? What do you think holds you back? We would love to hear from you!

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  1. Bill Cammack

    Interestingly…

    Relying on our own strength allows us to be as strong as we personally are.

    Recognizing, accepting and expressing vulnerabilities allows others to carry weight for us (if they choose to) that they’re way better suited to carry, and allows us to team up on “issues” and overcome them more quickly & efficiently, to everyone’s benefit.

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  2. Ja-Nae

    Bill, I agree. I think that also allowing people to go through their own journey and/or “stuff” instead of trying to push your thoughts/ideals on them is vital and a form of vulnerability.

    Just food for thought. 🙂

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  3. Tracy Lee Carroll

    Ja-Naé, this is so true. Like you, I used to keep everything close and would push away people I felt were getting too close. I realise now that it was totally out of fear. Going through the past two years (I can’t believe it has been two years), has taught me that the only way to survive and grow and become stronger is through opening up, which in turn does make you vulnerable…and human.

    I have learned so much of others journeys by sharing mine and each time we share with each other, we learn from each other and bonds are formed and strengthened. Humans are social creatures and the only true way to be authentic is to open up. It is really the only way not just to live, but to be truly alive.

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  4. Bill Cammack

    I do that all the time, Ja-Naé.

    People learn more from failing and getting back up than they do from following YOUR wisdom and skating through situations.

    If it’s something obviously bad, I’ll mention it and suggest they avoid it. Otherwise, I’ll let them fail, but remember the facts of the situation so we can go over it later and they can see what the signs were that that was what was going to happen to them, so they can possibly avoid it in the future.

    There are actually different types of fear, Tracy. One of them is the fear of looking stupid or looking uninformed or looking naive or looking like a loser. The other one is the fear of ACTUALLY LOSING, or not living your life to it’s fullest potential because you’re playing the game without all the information you need to be efficient and have higher-percentage chances of winning.

    In fact, opening up to people puts you on the accelerated path to growth & introspection, because people are willing to help you get past issues that you would have otherwise hidden from them.

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  5. Tracy Lee Carroll

    “In fact, opening up to people puts you on the accelerated path to growth & introspection, because people are willing to help you get past issues that you would have otherwise hidden from them.”

    Exactly, Bill! That’s a hard lesson for many to learn, in fact, I think there are many that never learn that lesson. I am so thankful for having the opportunity to learn this, even though the circumstances that brought it on really suck. If I hadn’t learned to open up, it probably would have killed me from the inside out.

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