Everything is Everything

Lauryn Hill said it best.

But what comes to mind when I hear that phrase is something I’ve learned from life and my mentors over the past few years: everything is a metaphor for everything else.

Put another way, there is a clarity that comes from slaying dragons that demonstrates what’s required in order to repeat that process in other situations. Subsequent battles become easier, and you learn what’s needed to ensure victory.

You also learn how to better pick your battles (and weapons). [See? Metaphors abound (smile). ]

The next step is figuring out how to go faster, and how to leverage force multipliers to your advantage. To the uninitiated, it will look like magic. To those in the know, it will look like growth and evolution.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.