Your road to success will be much smoother if you surround yourself with a tribe of people who support you unconditionally
It isn’t always easy to find your way as a woman in business, or just life in general. It’s important to find a community of people who share your values. Being plugged into a close-knit network of friends and acquaintances that lift you up can have an enormous impact on your growth.
Some people naturally attract lots of close friends, but for most of us, community doesn’t come that easily. It’s something you have to pursue and nurture throughout your life.
Why is it important to find your tribe?
In many ways, we become like the people we spend the most time with. If we are running in groups where conflict, competition, and negativity linger, we’ll start to see those traits permeate our own minds and hearts.
When you find people who connect with you and your values, your shared perspective lifts you all up. As the saying goes, “when the tide comes in, it lifts all the boats.”
Instead of weighing you down, your community will vibe with you and what you’re all about. If you’re running a business, parenting, or seeking to live an unstoppable life, your values should dictate who you spend the most time with.
When you share space with others who intuitively get you and your mission, it opens so many opportunities for growth – personally, professionally, or otherwise.
Take time to reflect
If you’re ready to start seeking out your people, start by looking inward. You need to really know and accept who you are, your true self. What is important to you? What do you want to achieve? What specific traits and talents do you want to see in yourself and others?
These reflections will guide you to an understanding of what you need in a tribe. You must know yourself inside and out before you start to find your crew.
Don’t change yourself to fit the model of your “ideal” person or community. It’s one thing to have goals and work towards them, but it’s another thing entirely to hold yourself or anyone else to an impossible standard of perfection.
Reflect, and ask yourself questions like, “What type of a relationship am I looking for in a friend or mentor?” “Am I seeking friends that will challenge me to grow or friends that will share fun and companionship with me?”
No matter what you need, your people are out there. You just need to identify what exactly you’re looking for.
Work your network
Let yourself be open to meeting new people and trying new things when you first start looking for a place to plug in. Think about the network of people you know already, and how you can engage with them on a deeper level.
Invite different friend groups to different events. Intermingle your current network of people to see if you can get a community going. Seek out situations where you can meet mutual friends or business partners, and make an effort to show up for every opportunity possible.
Align your energy with others like you
Sometimes, your tribe of people will come from unexpected places. If you want to make some new business connections at a networking event, but end up finding a connection after chatting with a stranger in the dentist’s waiting room, roll with it!
Natural friendship is chemical. The energy you project will attract others like you, and that doesn’t always happen in predictable ways. Keep being your authentic self, and you’ll probably find that new relationships start to naturally click into place.
Remember that your tribe can lift you up when you need it
Cultivating your community is an excellent habit for your well being. If you work on curating a network of supportive people, you’ll be surrounded by people who will be an asset to your purpose and goals.
If you would like to learn how to become unstoppable like Gigi and find out how to get beyond your limits and fears to really start living with fulfillment, contact her today.