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Unlocking the Power of Honor: A Guiding Light for Our Tribe's Future

  Unlocking the Power of Honor: A Guiding Light for Our Tribe's Future In a world where words often lose their meaning amidst the noise, "Honor" stands tall, embodying a profound truth that resonates deeply within the soul of our community. As we navigate the complexities of modern existence, it's essential to return to the roots that define us, leveraging the timeless principles of Honor, Loyalty, and Sacrifice to forge a path forward. This exploration isn't just about understanding a concept; it's about redefining our collective destiny through the lens of integrity and truth. As a community committed to empowerment and personal growth, we dive deep into the essence of Honor—dissecting its impact on our lives and our interactions with each other. This isn't just an article; it's a manifesto for those ready to embody the true meaning of Honor in their lives, propelling our tribe towards unprecedented heights of unity and strength. The Core of Honor: H

Collective Nia

 Great Nia:

Today we will be talking about the combination of Ujima and Nia. We are going to come at this from the angle of "Collective Nia '' and Our responsibility toward it. Once again I want to take the time to thank those that are supporting our efforts. We are here trying to build up "Collective Nia'' within our tribe and it is not an easy thing. We all have our lives that require many of us to deal with a myriad of things that constantly steal our focus. Sometimes it can seem as if we are in a land of the walking dead, because some people just don't get it. Believe me I understand so we try to bring you information on a daily basis so that you know that you are not alone. Be on the lookout for announcements about our events, and trips. If you ever want to come out you are welcomed. By the way I know that I have a few writers out there that have some things to say, feel free to email me and I will gladly publish it in our eMag. I also don't want those that do video and podcast let us know what you got going on so that we can help get the word out. So once again thank you and now back to the article.

"We are going to talk about the combination of Ujima and Nia"

Nia is a Swahili word that means “purpose”. Ujima is the Swahili word for "collective work and responsibility". Collective Nia--- What is our collective purpose? The answer to this question should be at the core of all we do. If we can't answer this question, then it's likely that we are off and running in a thousand different directions, using a lot of energy, but not really making any impact. So, what is our collective purpose? Why are we here? What do we want to accomplish together? How will we know when our purpose has been reached? This is what we need to figure out. And once we do figure it out, it needs to be at the core of everything we do. This collective purpose will determine what projects you take on as an organization; who you bring into your organization; how you spend your time and money; how you make decisions; etc. Our Responsibility Toward It--- How are you going to be responsible toward your collective purpose? What will it look like in your day-to-day life? Will it require that you change your spending habits or the way you shop? Will it mean that you have to stop buying from certain companies or shopping in certain places.

"Our collective purpose is what we should stand for as a community"

Collective Nia is the foundation of tribe building, we have to figure out ways to align our personal purpose with that of our group. One of the main issues that many run into is that they are spread out amongst many tribes and/or groups that all demand time and resources, and it makes it hard to give your all, as well as find success. We all have a limited amount of energy, and that energy produces power, but if we spread our personal power out among multiple groups we end up giving a little to all. What we have to be able to do is focus our power and wisely focus that power on our objective. Needless to say that it is easy to find success personally as well as in a group, when that group's values and purpose line up with yours. This will be hard for some to hear, but we are struggling in our community because we are too spread out to focus on our collective purpose, let alone fulfill our personal purposes and goals.

"We have to figure out ways to align our personal purpose with that of our group, so that we can find success on both a personal and collective level"

Our groups, businesses, and tribes reflect our personal lives. They are all over the place trying to do everything. Rather than being able to focus on their lane. Those in our groups, businesses, villages, tribes etc.,need to sit down as individuals and decide what to say yes to and more importantly what to say no to. One of the best methods for harnessing the power of Collective Nia is developing what we call in Gye-Nyame a Mindset group. These groups are smaller groups within the larger group that come together to focus on an issue that is group, and personally related. The idea is to have conversation and make plans for individual progress as it relates to the group's Nia. Mindsets also allow for the individuals to come together and pull on the resources of all the other members. This empowers the individual and it benefits the overall group. The mindset promotes all of those participating to focus, which is a major issue in todays internet world. Once again our attention and our power is split between the screens of our work, and our private lives. All that energy is being directed into the cloud, and making others rich, while we get to sit on the sidelines and watch them flaunt it. Mindsets enable you to pull the energy not only from your five parts of being, but from everybody in the group, and this produced miraculous results.

"The idea of mindset groups is to have conversation and make plans for individual progress as it relates to the group's"

Our responsibility of course starts with ourselves. We have to be honest and be realistic about what we can really do. We have to ask which group aligns with our overall purpose, and share the same values that I do? Then we have to begin to cut down on the busy work that we are doing so that we can begin our real WORK. Our responsibility to our group is to assist in helping maintain the focus that will bring overall success to that group. We are responsible to the other members, and we need to complete all of our tasks, as well making sure that other members are doing the same. As a group we are responsible to help those that are with us that are in trouble (I will speak more about this on our Exclusive Podcast, because this can be taken out of hand).

"Our responsibility of course start within ourselves"

Hopefully this article helped you out, if it did please share it with family and friends. Tomorrow we will discuss Ujima/Kumba, make sure that you catch the podcast because after it airs we take it down. We stream now at 10am and 5pm Umoja-Nia on Kuumba and Imani. We haven't set time but you will be the first to know.



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