Episode 1.06: Liberation




In episode six, Tim and Tuesday explore the role played by limiting beliefs in their work on systems change, equity and leadership—and the practice of letting them go.

Together, Tim Merry and Tuesday Ryan-Hart are THE OUTSIDE—systems change and equity facilitators who bring the fresh air necessary to organize movements, organizations, and collaborators forward for progress, surfacing new mindsets for greater participation and shared impact.

1.06 —— SHOW NOTES

  • Can working with our limiting beliefs be liberating? Is it possible (or even advisable) to eliminate our limiting beliefs?

  • What kind of limiting beliefs show up most frequently in your work?

  • Can you remember something you once believed that you no longer believe?

  • We talk about our beliefs as limiting, because we spend a lot of our time loosening them up.

  • Culture eats strategy for lunch. This is part of what sets us free.

  • The level of change that you’re willing to go through yourself is directly relative to the level of change we’re going to see around this…

  • The linearity of it is hard for me to graph… ‘All the levels all the time’

  • They don’t care about it like we do. People can feel their own care and commitment, but can really be suspect of other folks care and commitment.

  • I’m not powerful enough is as dangerous as I’m important, this work is important, the most important work. —Tim

  • There’s a large attachment in the world of hiring consultants to the idea of epiphany.

  • Limiting beliefs are conversations to come back to again and again and again. It’s not about eliminating them, it’s about being in relationship with them.

  • One of my core limiting beliefs is ‘I don’t deserve to take up space’, so one of my biggest pet peeves is other people taking up space. —Tuesday

  • Poem: Elephant in the room by Lemn Sissay

  • Song: Little Red Corvette by Prince


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Duration: 36:39
Produced by: Mark Coffin @ Sound Good Studios
Theme music: Gary Blakemore
Episode cover image: source