Why Women Need a Business Tribe
So many business owners, especially women, feel incredibly alone in growing their business. (Maybe you too?) We love belong to tribes.It’s actually in our nature.The feminine energy naturally thrives on connection and collaboration. If you’re anything like many women business owners, you can feel totally lost or confused about next steps when you don’t have the input, encouragement and friendship of other people who believe in you, especially other business owners also on the journey.
If this is you, you’ll love this week’s business hack that will help you grow so much faster.
How do you create more impact? The trick is to always surround yourself with people with whom you can have real conversations--sharing the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Let’s be honest, not everyone in your life is actually as supportive of your big dreams as you’d like. That’s because most non-entrepreneurial people are taught to value security over big dreams. They have fears and worries and they will unknowingly project these onto you.
If we don’t balance out these well-meaning but small-thinking, nay-saying people with people who DO believe in achieving greatness, eventually, the naysayers win. We begin to believe them.
When I first started my business, there was some resistance from people in my life, who said, "You're crazy to leave your full-time job to go into uncertainty." They projected their money fears on me. Because of this, I usually felt that I had to put up a facade and couldn't tell my family and friends when things weren't going well because they would have advised me to go back and get a "real job". This made me feel completely isolated.
How I craved the "go there" shares with other women where I can sit down next to a total stranger in the right environments or the right communities. Where I am in this sacred bubble that's been created--a safe, sacred space of non-judgment where I can honestly tell others what is going on for me. Where I can share the 10 perent that is going very well professionally AND the 10 percent that is not going well professionally.
What I've learned over all these years of creating tribes of business owners that flourish and that have to dig deep to create great results, is that we business owners need to have a place where we can share our greatest wins without people judging us. You need communities of others who see the world the way you see it. And, we also need a soft place to land and to lick our wounds when things don't go well. No matter your income, there will always be days when something is not going well.
If you are looking to create much bigger results in your business, you must surround yourself with people. You must get in a tribe of people who believe in having conversations that share both the highest of highs and the lowest of lows without trying to fix you, judging you or trying to give you advice. Where they just hold the sacred space for you to fully express yourself. This changes everything. It takes all the mental clutter out of your head. This is where you can rest your worries or celebrate your celebrations with people who are on the journey with you. This is the kind of vulnerability that makes you feel more powerful. It's about love and understanding. It's about knowing that a rising tide lifts all boats.
So, if you're not yet in a community of people, please find one. No matter how advanced you are in your business or what you are going through right now, you absolutely need connection, collaboration and expert guidance to grow. And on top of all that, friendship. There’s no way around it. It is important for your business to have that. It has changed everything for me. None of us can do this alone. And why would you even want to work so hard all on your own?
You need a tribe of YAY-sayers. Stat.
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