One of the biggest ways to "up-level" your business (such a popular term right now!) is to surround yourself with people who inspire and support you. Having that community to rely on, to bounce ideas off of, to get recommendations and encouragement from -- it's an invaluable resource for your business.
Having a circle of business friends provides this collaborative community, but it's often hard for new entrepreneurs and professionals to find it. Here are three ideas for tracking down your circle:
1. Facebook Groups
The first place that I searched for my community was online. When I first created my business, I reached out to 15+ Facebook groups trying to find my tribe. Eventually, I whittled it down to two local groups. Add as many as you think will be helpful and then find out what fits for you! What provides what you need? Which groups seems to vibe with your personality and your goals? Then, get involved. Reach out for coffee chats and see what beautiful relationships you can build!
2. Rising Tide Society
If you haven't heard of this group yet, check them out immediately. They have built their society on the premise of community over competition, and their entire purpose is to provide entrepreneurs with that support. Their website is an incredible source of tools and tips for building your business. Also, they created Tuesdays Together, where local groups meet in person the second Tuesday of each month. Get in touch with the group in your area and start attending your local meetings!
3. Hire a Coach
One of the ways that I have met other coaches and professionals in my area is through my own coach! Not only has she been a wealth of knowledge, but she's connected me with other entrepreneurs and attending her events have given me exposure to even more of the local community. Coaches will provide you with unconditional support themselves, and have a wealth of previous clients and connections to hand you.
Not only will you find the support every professional needs and access to a multitude of resources and recommendations, but when you surround yourself with high achievers you're more motivated to up your expectations of yourself as well. And don't forget to join my community! I'd love to connect with you in the comments or over on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/katrina.widener/
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