I LOVE my work. I love that it allows me the FREEDOM to do it anywhere in the world.
I am a woman in business. I am a SOLO entrepreneur.
I run my business on my own – I am my own boss and my most productive and favourite employee.
I work in a home office with no open plan workstations, no nail filing receptionists and no gossiping colleagues by the water-cooler.
BUT I AM NEVER ALONE.
The Internet, this amazing vehicle which allows me the ability to run my business the way I do, also gives me the opportunity to connect with other equally passionate, talented, driven, and generous, heart-centered business women.
There is a saying – “Surround yourself with people who have dreams, desire and ambition; they will help you push for and realize your own.”
And I’ve done exactly this. Over the years I have established my own TRIBE of beautiful soul sisters.
Other women in business who, like me, have chosen this path because they believe in what they have to offer. They are coaches, designers and speakers… they are entrepreneurs and empaths. They are artists, writers and marketing geniuses.
They all share the same desire to change the world. Each one of them working independently, but never alone.
They are my cheerleaders, my motivators and my collective sounding board. My SUPPORTERS.
This is great, because while I am my own boss, I also play another role.
I am my own biggest NEMESIS. My harshest CRITIC.
I am that annoying officemate who knows all of my flaws and insecurities. The one who is the first to undermine my confidence by pissing all over my great new idea. The one who tells me I’m not good enough, smart enough or special enough to make a difference.
The fake friend who entices me to play games or go out for a drink when I should be working. The one who make me miss my deadlines by letting me procrastinate.
That prick who always steals my lunch from the shared fridge!
I’m guessing YOU have that “co-worker” in your business?
What do you do with such a workplace bully?
This is where my community – my “society sisters” come in. They surround me with their positive energy and their wisdom. They support me and uplift me with their powerful insight and give me advice gained from their years of similar experience.
They beat the crap out of that bad gal/guy.
We all need to protect ourselves from what it is that stopping us from greatness.
Especially if that thing is… OURSELVES.
Being part of a supportive community doesn’t mean that it’s all about “holding hands and singing Kumbaya”. We don’t always agree, but we are always HONEST. I can rely on them to give me constructive and truthful feedback on my ideas or plans.
And I would do the same for them. Always.
They have my back, and I have theirs. Because we all want each other to succeed.
Who are you surrounding yourself with?