Have you heard the saying, "You are as successful as the five people closest to you?" Many business owners wonder why they aren't more financially successful or are having a tough time keeping a positive mindset when it comes to growing their business. Ask yourself: Do you have the right "Support Tribe" to champion you and your vision? If not, it's no wonder you are frustrated or feeling alone with your dreams and business vision.
In order to flourish with ease, grace and fun -- and a whole lot quicker -- you need to have "Support Tribes" in several areas:
1.) Positive mindset
4.) Money and wealth
Notice those people closest to you in your business and among your family and friends. Do they support a positive and creative mindset? I hear from creative entrepreneurs, especially women business owners, that those closest to them don't always support their view on life. It can be very frustrating and even depressing if you are focused on possibilities and creating a positive impact on the world through your business and those around you are coming from scarcity and dash your dreams! In the first couple of years in my business my dad consistently asked me every time he saw me, "Are you making any money yet"? No questions about my marketing strategies, my systems, my teams, or how the creation of my new product was coming along. He just focused on the money because that is what he knew to ask -- and he didn't realize that comes after you get some of the other pieces in place.
I am asked frequently, "Do I have to ditch my friends and family? That's not what I want to do!" Of course not. What you want to do is put your focus on what you want more of -- people who are supporting your dreams and looking at the world from a "yes" perspective! You will start to attract more of them into your life. And, remember you don't have to share your most sacred dreams with those who may not understand and be able to support them - that's why you consciously want to attract a positive Support Tribe.
What about a Support Tribe for your lifestyle choices and values? Who are those five closest people who you share your lifestyle with? This is about who you are being in your life and what you are doing with your time. Have you grown out of some of your friends? Maybe as you've grown, matured, or your life has changed you no longer want to live your life like you used to and want to make some changes. It could be anything from how you spend your time, wanting to party less or "partying" looks different than 10 years ago, wanting to travel more often, the way you choose to raise your children, or it could be making healthy choices. You want people to support you in those choices and not pull you back into your "old ways" of living. Again, this isn't about judging others -- it's about being conscious of who is around you impacting your energy and dreams.