Nia – To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community

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It just occured to me that Nia within Kwanzaa, is not about personal purpose … it is about collective purpose, using your personal  purpose for Ujima and Ujamaa…

Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Our purpose within the village. I’m not sure what those who defined Kwanzaa had in mind. It seems this is not about what is YOUR purpose but rather how can you make your vocation part of a collective effot to build our community.

Vocation is

  • a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation.
  • a person’s employment or main occupation, especially regarded as particularly worthy and requiring great dedication.

So identify your vocation

  • What is your main occupation your skill– I’m a trained fashion designer and a soft goods product developer
  • What do you have experience at – Running creative cottage businesses
  • What are you dedicated to – I spend hours learning and exploring technology
  • What are you very good at – explaining tech business and fashion in a manner otehrs understand

So today  I’ll think about  theat within teh collective and updat this post   later…


About KWANZAA 2014 Embracing the  principles in  Business, Community Personal and even Digital,  Practices ;- I take Kwanzaa as a time of self examinination to define & recommit  to my personal vales and principles as it relates to teh Pan African community;- 

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