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  • Writer's pictureOmi Bell

Community or Nothing!

“I approach every meeting with the core belief that there is something here that we have in common, even if it is the most basic thing I can imagine.” -Omi Bell, Originate, Motivate, Innovate: 7 Steps for Building a Billion Dollar Network

"My people" isn't always defined as an ethnic group, race, religion, creed, etc. The age-old saying "all skin folk ain't kinfolk" floats in every black community in the US. Being in community with "my people" includes people who feel like me. People whose voices and values I align with. Alignment doesn't require complete agreement but a vibe of understanding and camaraderie.

Communities comprise individuals with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. This diversity can broaden our horizons and help us see the world from new angles. In addition, exposure to different viewpoints can help us challenge our assumptions and beliefs, leading to personal growth and development.

"Community or nothing" emphasizes the importance of community in our lives. We can feel isolated, disconnected, and lost without a sense of community. It highlights the idea that we need each other to thrive and achieve our goals individually and collectively.

Communities have the power to create change and make a difference. Individuals can pool their resources, skills, and expertise to achieve common goals by coming together. Whether it's a social cause, a business venture, or a community project, collective action can lead to significant impact and change.


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