When You Don’t Feel Supported in Business
Some people just don’t get this creative entrepreneur life. Their words crush your spirit when you tell them of your big dreams. “That’s a great idea, but is it really possible?” Or “Can you actually afford that?” They could be a significant other, a parent, a family member or even a close friend. These people have good intentions and they want the best for you, but they still don’t get it.
A few years ago when I announced to a group of friends that I was going to start my own business, one friend piped up and said “But isn’t that HARD?” Um, yes. I never declared it was going to be an easy road, but I surely haven’t let that stop me!
Don’t let small minds prevent you from living out your purpose.
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Then there are the people that see the way you smile more when you talk about your passion. They understand the bravery it takes to push through the fear. Hold these people tightly and don’t ever let them go. They’ll need you as much as you need them!
You’re going to have people make you second guess yourself, no doubt. Counteract by cultivating a pack that fully supports your wildest dreams, encourages you and understands the entrepreneur life you are embarking upon.
How do you build your support team? Look around you. Social media is full of many different avenues where you can connect with like-minded individuals. Facebook groups, podcasts and Twitter chats are all great platforms to find your soul people. Reach out locally, too! Do you have any local meet-ups relevant to your line of work? If not, start your own! Other biz owners in your city may be sitting at home desiring community just like you. Band together!
Entrepreneurship is a wild and crazy ride. Find people who will buckle up beside you and join your for the adventure.
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Who do you have on your support team? Let me know in the comments below!