So what are Castes & Classes?
- Any class or group of people who inherit exclusive privileges or are perceived as socially distinct
- Each of the hereditary classes of Hindu society, distinguished by relative degrees of ritual purity or pollution and of social status
Some synonyms that you may have heard more often – social class, order, social order, social division, grade, grading, group, grouping, station, rank, level, degree, and set.
What are Cliques?
A small close-knit group of people who do not readily allow others to join them.
And, some synonyms – coterie, circle, inner circle, crowd, in-crowd, set, and group.
How can Cliques, Castes and Classes affect you?
I am sure we can all relate in some way to the above.
On the one hand, these may have influenced your life in a positive way. You may still be reaping the benefits of a clique, class or caste, and you may feel good about life’s journey so far.
On the other hand, you may have found yourself being ‘put down’ or were left feeling inferior compared to someone from a higher class or a clique you were not a part of. How has THIS shaped your life up until now? And, how will it continue to affect you into the future?
Have you thought how being part of a class, clique or caste or not being part thereof has possibly contributed to a LIMITING BELIEF in your life (or a few).
An Entrepreneur and Limiting Beliefs
As an entrepreneur, you may have started a business but somehow it doesn’t seem to be flourishing and you begin to wonder if somehow, you could be part of the problem. You are at a point where you seem ‘stuck’ and have no idea what is holding you back. Could it possibly be one of these limiting beliefs?
Here is an example – at school, did you possibly ‘buy into’ the narrative that classified you as a lower class person, and as such, how could you possibly ever amount to anything, especially an entrepreneur owning and running your own business?
As an ‘entrepreneur-to-be’ you have this brilliant business idea that you know can and will solve a problem or fulfill a need, and just because of your limiting belief/s holding you back, this idea (and new business) may possibly never see the light of day.
There are many people that fit into that mold and there are many who have broken free. They have certainly not done it alone. They have reached out to others who have been integrally helpful in breaking them free.
If you feel you are being held back by cliques, castes or classes, consider registering with Valueneurs and booking a few sessions with me.
Together, we can work on, firstly, acknowledging and accepting the fact that castes, classes and cliques are, and will always be a reality, but despite that, we will work to uncover these limiting beliefs. This will allow you to take positive action and move forward to a greater and exciting business (and personal) future.
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