Humanity has so many good points, yet it’s the few blemishes that divide, wound, and zap a person’s will. We explore what happens when beginning interactions with humility.

We often find ourselves facing different situations depending on life experiences, family affluence, and choices made. Sometimes opportunities come easily, other times not so much. Our personal attitude and awareness of what we have because of who we are … this is an honor. When using this mindset for good, we improve humankind. Jess Dewell talks with Jessica Pettit about creating a “culture of humility.”

Starting the Conversation…

  • What does it mean to be good enough now?
  • What is self-awareness, and how do we build it?
  • How do we start making a change to find our own blind spots?

Host: Jess Dewell
Guest: Jessica Pettit

What You Will Hear:

Inclusion and diversity show up everywhere we go.

Slowing down and connecting is the opposite of what we’ve been taught.

Carry two perspectives: find the solution AND make a connection so the other person feel heard.

Awareness techniques fall into the same bucket: parenting, managing, leading, volunteering.

All in, all the time is a myth. Recognize your complexity.

Knowing where we are is an advantage.

How we know when it’s enough.

It’s all us, and external validation keeps us on check … and we don’t need it after we practice it.

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton

The interplay of humility and ego.

What we need to do to question ourselves.

Live Audience Question: How can we be sure that we know the difference between humility and low self-worth?

Acceptance is a piece of humility.

Sometimes we are entitled to what we think or expect.

Look out for patterns and take responsibility for our part in them.

Don’t expect a response, even when we take responsibility for our part.

Live Audience Question:  What are some actionable tips how to start building a culture of humility?

It’s BOLD to become more aware of our diversity and inclusivity.

Notable & Quotable:

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Jessica Pettit: I help leaders find space so teams are empowered to dream and be creative even if that means risk and failure.

Jessica Pettit: Slow your role, and have a conversation about what is actually happening.

Jess Dewell: It’s ok to show warts and show what’s ugly or clumsy by practicing.

Jessica Pettit: Are you causing a short-term problem or a long-term problem? You have control over that.

Jessica Pettit: I deeply believe that every human is good, even if they aren’t good at being good.

Jessica Pettit: Enough is dealing with what I already have.

Jess Dewell: It’s what you do when no one is looking that defines who you really are.

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Jessica Pettit: Let’s see where this goes and overlay your competence.

Jessica Pettit: What questions are you not asking, what could be happening, and is this yet another pattern you aren’t ready to take responsibility for yet?

Jessica Pettit: Honor the gift of the conversation regardless of the direction it comes from, that is a model of humility.

Jess Dewell: We can understand we have differences.

Jessica Pettit: No one should feel abused at work.

Jessica Pettit: Regardless of power and position, start recognizing when you are or are not showing up with a degree of humility.

Jessica Pettit: There is no right way to do the wrong thing, ever.


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