I have been recording commercials that are played on my Radio Segment. (Click Here) This has been such a fun way to meet new people and to learn about different businesses and products! Some people send me their products to try and to use, so that I can give a better and more realistic testimony. I get to listen to people explain their passion and learn about the services they provide. This whole side gig has been really enlightening and eye-opening. It is amazing how much diversity there is in the business world and how people have taken their different passions and have made them into their own money-making businesses.
Diversity at its Best:
In one day, I had the privilege of recording two commercials: One was for a web site that offers workshops, conferences, one-on-one sessions, and support for a Christian’s life. This site was clearly a vehicle to support Christians in their walk of faith. The other one was a wellness web site that also offered one-on-one sessions, group sessions, and general wellness services, but this one had a different twist: This site was more spiritual; offering spiritual healing, sexual therapy, and holistic coaching. This company combined traditional methods with metaphysical techniques. This site was spiritual based and not affiliated with any religion.
What appeared to be so different, were actually quite similar:
They both used the words “Out of the Box” in their description of their businesses. Both of these ladies offer personal help for people in crisis. They both want to empower people to be the best they can be. They both want to help heal old hurts. They both used the word “Manifest” in their description…which means “To make things appear”. They both also used the term “Spiritual Mentor”. These two very different businesses from two very different perspectives and belief systems are basically offering the same services. They are going about it a little differently, but ultimately their desired outcome for their clients is the same:
Live a life of wellness and heal old wounds.
So many people get hung up on the name of an organization. So many belief systems give people the excuse to hate others and to scoff people because they go about things differently than they do. In reading, learning, growing, and talking with so many people from all walks of life I have concluded a couple things: All people want to be happy. All people want to feel loved. Both of these women I referenced above are helping people to be happy and to feel loved. When we look at the different ways they approach this and judge one or the other, then we are not helping anyone be happy or feel loved, especially ourselves. When we feel we cannot savor diversity that is when we are reflecting our own insecurities about our own beliefs. When we are secure with ourselves, then we can be ok with others thinking, believing, and going about things differently. If YOU get defensive when faced with diversity, maybe you need to ask yourself why.
Remember: Whatever is your truth, the exact opposite is someone else’s truth.
Take Action: This week and moving forward, let’s truly savor diversity. There is so much to learn and to celebrate in our differences. Let’s stop the judging and let’s help each other and ourselves be happy and feel loved.
Because Together is Better,