Every SuccessFull Woman has a Tribe
Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.
Who is your tribe? Who are the successful women in your life, who are your mentors, your idols? Who are the visionaries that you admire? Study them, interview them, learn from them so you don’t make the same mistakes.
Who do you trust, who has your back, who is there for you when you are at your lowest? Who can you always count on? Who will truly be happy for you and your successes? They are your tribe so spend time nurturing and developing those relationships. Avoid jealous, gossipy, backbiting, small-minded women.
When building your tribe be sure to always contribute something of value back, give more than what you get, be sincere, be trustworthy, have integrity. Be honest and open, be vulnerable, listen to constructive criticism, be open to suggestions, take everything with a grain of salt, listen to your intuition. If something sounds too good to be true it probably is. Set realistic expectations so that you are not disappointed in yourself or others. know who you can count on and be someone you can count on. If you commit then follow-through.
Say yes to help. Engage volunteers who are reliable and dedicated. Start slow, take baby steps towards your goal so you don’t get burned out. Learn to enjoy the process and the journey. Whenever I set a long-term goal I tell myself this: a year or two or three is coming to come and go and I can be that much further ahead or I can be behind still wishing I were doing something to move my life, my business, and my goals forward. Don’t be too hard on yourself, there will be setbacks and obstacles and hurdles to overcome. These simply make you stronger and more resilient.
Have fun and make sure that whatever you are pursuing is truly your passion and purpose in life. Because if you enjoy what you are doing you will never work a day in your life, you will greet each day with eagerness, energy, and purpose.