When you’re the boss, it’s easy to feel like an island.
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We get so zoomed in on our goals, that it’s easy to overlook the people who are there to support us! The truth is, you’re not alone. We are surrounded and shaped by our communities, whether we know it or not.
Since we exist in community ANYWAY, it is worthwhile to reach for the right communities: people who will lift us up to reach the next levels in our lives as well as our businesses.
I’ve compiled a list of the five most supportive communities that every business owner needs.
Look around. I bet you have each one of these already!
They may not be family, but it sure feels like they are. When you see them, your day gets a little bit better. Maybe it’s your mutual passions, shared goals, or complementary skills, but these people just get you like no one else does! And when things get hard, they’re the ones who’ll fight for you till the end.
Mentors are people who inspire you to the core. They are always encouraging you to reach for more, and they are ready with advice when you need it. These are people you know, like, and trust to provide expertise, anytime.
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Let’s face it. Your next big business idea wouldn’t get anywhere without the right people to back you up! Your team members are the ones who keep your business moving and your clients happy.
For better or for worse, your clients are your most important business community. The perfect ones and the difficult ones all work together to make your brand better. Thanks to your clients, you get to make a living doing what you love!
Your Family and Friends
It can’t be all work all the time. These are the people who are there for you at the end of the day. They celebrate with you when things go right, and they cry with you when everything seems out of hand. They keep you grounded. They remind you who you are.
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The boss life can be lonely, yes, but it doesn’t have to be. It is important to cultivate relationships and recognize the people that are already supporting you. When you surround yourself with community, reaching the next level becomes that much easier.
Blog article written by contributor: Emily Giroux
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