Do you know how to find your business tribe?
The inspirational speaker John Rohn is credited with saying that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. If this is true then we better be careful who we hang out with, especially if we are building a business. Being surrounded by naysayers or negative people does not help with the success mindset required for business.
Personal Vs Business Friends
In my humble opinion it’s good to have personal friends who are positive about what you do even if they don’t 100% understand it.
Then it is important to build a business tribe who totally get what you do AND where you encourage and support each other to succeed.
With that in mind, here are 5 ways to help you find your business tribe.
1.Establish Your Core Values
Before reaching out to others, it’s really important to do a little self reflection to understand your core values. If you know yourself well, you can reach out to others who will be a good fit. Building business relationships is similar to personal relationships in that you need to feel connection, have some similar beliefs, be genuine and be yourself.
2. Be Willing to Put Yourself Out There
To find any tribe whether it’s personal or professional, it’s good to put yourself out there. Whether that means trying something new, being the first to reach out to someone online or being open and honest about what you are doing. Putting yourself out there may make you feel a little vulnerable but ultimately that is what will draw people to you because you are being yourself. Be brave and go for it!
3. Find Networking Groups
Most towns and cities have networking groups and many are specifically for women to join. This is a great way to meet other people who may complement what you are doing. It may mean diversifying your networks a little, trying some different groups for size and consistently showing up until you find people that you really connect with.
4. Build Relationships on Social Media
With the amount of time we spend online why not start building relationships on your social platforms. The beauty of being online is that your tribe can be anywhere in the world. Start by commenting on posts or leaving a message on an Instagram Story. You will begin to build up trust and a relationship will soon blossom.
5. Make Yourself Easy to Find
Regularly using hashtags that relate to your business and product will make you easier to find. Doing Instagram Stories everyday means you’ll pop up in feeds more regularly. Be available on your platform of choice and show up!
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I hope this advice helps you to find your Business Tribe. I’d love to know if there are any other ways that you connect with others. Drop me a comment below.