March 31, 2021

Ubuntu is Very Oola!


I know you are thinking I come up with some doozies for words. And, what do these words actually mean anyway? Well, if you don’t know what Oola means by now, I haven’t done my job very well.


I learned about this word and its meaning recently. I am part of a group of 6 business women who get together every week via Zoom. We support one another in many ways. In other words, our group is very Ubuntu! One of the gals brought this word to our attention, and I just had to share it. You can also learn more about it in the program The Playbook which can be found on Netflix.

Unbuntu is a term used in South Africa that refers to community and the concept that when the community is successful so are the individuals within that community. Rather than being envious (envy is an OolaBlocker) for someone else’s success, we celebrate it and are genuinely happy for them. This in turn will raise the positive vibes for the entire group and others will then follow suit and succeed themselves. I love this idea!


As we go through this crazy year with a lingering pandemic and a polarizing presidential election, I can’t help but wonder how many people are becoming desperate. With all of the uncertainty and desperation floating around, I see way too many people tearing each other down rather than building each other up. Because of this, there are certain areas of society that are bringing each other down even further.

Rather than going down with any group, I choose to take the path of Ubuntu. So much can be accomplished when we are not out for only ourselves but for the collective whole – celebrating the successes of others.

Living in an Ubuntu state of mind allows us to use the OolaAccelerators to the best of their abilities.

Gratitude:  When we use gratitude in our everyday lives, even when things don’t go according to plan, it helps us lift ourselves up. It helps us move forward with a positive mindset.

Love: Not only loving ourselves, but loving others as well.  When we look at others from a stance of kindness and love, we are able to more easily empathize with the struggles they are trying to overcome to make their lives more abundant.

Discipline:  This is observed when we show up for others and ourselves. It is the drive to keep going when the going gets tough. You don’t stop and blame others for where you are. Rather, you take responsibility for yourself and work until you have accomplished the goal you set forth.

Integrity: Today, integrity means keeping your word to yourself and others – under promise and over deliver. You whole-heartedly celebrate the wins of others.

Passion: If you are truly working with your passion, it is easy to celebrate the wins of others, because you understand that you too will have many successes ahead of you.

Humility: This one definitely speaks of Ubuntu because when you are humble your goal is not to put yourself up on a pedestal. Instead, it is about serving those around you and having a purpose that is tied to something greater than yourself.

Wisdom: We can learn so much from others. We don’t have to have all the answers. Life is richer when you enfold someone into your inner circle and truly listen to them and learn from them.

If you want to live a life with Ubuntu, I can help guide you on this journey. Drop a note below, and we can set up a 30-minute chat to get you started living an Oola Ubuntu life.

Together, we are Positively Powerful!


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