Last week we talked about 3 Ways Your Community Might Be Holding You Back from Meeting Your Goals -- this week let's talk about how they can help you reach them!
1) See the Talent Around You. Your immediate community is full of talented women who can help you in any and every aspect of your business and life (seriously!) I firmly believe that every single person in my world has something to offer. I don't need to seek out the celebrity FB ads expert, the celebrity marriage specialist, the celebrity copy writer, the celebrity sleep specialist, the celebrity organizational specialist (you know this list could go on forever right?! just insert whatever area you are currently trying to tackle!) - all I need to do is look to the amazing people in my world, the ones who the world hasn't caught up with yet! Not only that, they often provide a more personalized approach and have more of a vested interest in your success than the big names ever could.
2) Find Your Light House. It is so easy to look around and feel intimidated by the people around us. Social media consistently showcases everyone's successes and if you aren't in the right frame of mind, it can be easy to say "why not me???" As we finish off The Power of Community Month, I want to challenge this way of thinking. The people in your life who are doing everything you want to be doing, they aren't your competition, they are your light house! As soon as you start to hear the "why not me??" question in your head, reframe it to an exclamation "WHY NOT ME!" because it can be you and that person is proof!
3) Allow Your Community to Support and Uplift You. Entrepreneurship has its hard days - find a community that allows you to say out loud what you are struggling with, supports you, and then pushes you to get back on track. There is something incredibly empowering about knowing there is a group of people hoping you succeed and cheering you on as you try. But here is the thing, you have to be willing to let them in, to have the honest conversations and to let them give you real feedback because that is where the magic happens.
You might notice that all of these recommendations have more to do with you than your actual community and I'll tell you why - I want you to feel empowered to create a community that will support and challenge you. Entrepreneurship can be lonely but it doesn't have to be! Look around you and see all of the amazing people who are there, the friendships to be made, and the little extra that may help you reach your goals that much faster!
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