Since I’ve begun blogging, freelancing, and consulting, I have found that I tend to gravitate towards others who are also doing their own thing business wise. Human nature usually dictates that birds of a feather flock together—when you find similarities in others that you genuinely like, you are bound to find an attractive synergy that bonds you.
Last month, I traveled to Atlanta for a blogging workshop event with Lakesha, who I met last year, as she was a sponsor of Show Me the Blog Social Media and Blogging Conference. She is the owner of XD Web Solutions and works with businesses and helps them develop their online presence with creating web pages, SEO, etc. I found that while rooming with her and spending time with her that she had a lot of knowledge and input to share and I soaked it up like a sponge. She is a self starter with a great drive and I feel that we compliment one another well.
We formed an instant bond over our businesses and we now consult one another on ideas. Add to the mix my good friend Andrea Amir, who I met at Blogging While Brown last year (and whose conference Lakesha and I attended), and I feel like we have an epic Sister Tribe going on. We are sisters in business for ourselves helping one another reach our goals. After a year or so of doing it all on my own, I have come to find comfort with my new tribe.
Andrea is a sister who is doing big things with her website Smart Money Chicks and she organizes workshops and events that help women learn how to be smarter with money and finances. With someone who is as smart as Andrea in my tribe, I can’t go wrong!
Tribes are very important in business—not only can you bounce ideas off of one another but you can also learn from each others mistakes. Having a sounding board or committee of individuals who you trust and respect is most important when you have your own business. I feel very blessed to have found these two sisters who have helped me in many ways.
Working with a tribe can help your entrepreneurial endeavors—it can give you an advantage against your competition because even though you may be a party of one, you have many voices helping you and propelling you to new heights.
Do you have a tribe or a think tank that you work with to help realize your goals? Let’s discuss.