When I was a kid, one of my favourite things to do with my friends was create little clubs or societies. We’d meet in secret places and talk about our favourite music of movies. I remember a friend of mine had a shed that her parents had allowed us to turn into a little club house. I designed little membership cards and “keep out” and “no boys allowed” signs. It was so much fun.
I’ve always loved being a part of something. That feeling of being in a little community of like minded individuals has always filled an emptiness inside me. So, as an adult and an aspiring solo creative entrepreneur, having a tribe is super important to me.
By meeting and connecting with like minded individuals it so helpful when you’re all trying to reach similar goals. Sometimes, our nearest and dearest don’t always understand our journey, so having that group of friends whom you can share your dreams and goals with can be so beneficial to you.
If you want to start your own tribe, look at who in your life inspires you? Who shares the same interests. You’ll find that networking in business that there are women out there just like yourself, looking to be successful and on the same journey as you. There are literally hundreds of Facebook groups with this soul purpose. To help female entrepreneurs, craftswomen and creatives come together to help and inspire each other. When you’re part of these you’ll find that you click with some more than others and become friends with them. These are the people you can meet up with for coffee and have brain storming sessions with. Be business BFF’s with and hold each other accountable on your goals.
If you already have a group of ladies in your life whom you connect with, why not create a Facebook group for them so that you can make plans together or arrange regular brunch dates so that you can chat about business or just have a giggle about whatever takes your fancy.
Another good reason to have a tribe is that working for yourself can be a little lonely for some of us. Many freelancers work from home and the only interaction we get is with clients or family. You can break up the monotony of working for yourself by connecting with your tribe. Plus, if you’re a blogger or photographer it can be great to have women in your tribe who have different jobs such as designers or make up artists. This can be great so that you can plan collaborations together. You all don’t have to have the same jobs. It’s handy to have a variety of skills available.
Have a look and the women in your life and create your tribe. It could be one of the best things you do for your business.
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