Making friends was pretty easy when we were kids. We had no preconceived notions about each other so we could just walk up and start playing. As we get older, our ideas about people change and we create, or inherit, rules about who we should interact with. In some cases we end up in situational friendships, meeting people within a common experience like work, or school. These interactions are fine and also important, but it’s a great idea to seek out intentional relationships too. Finding your tribe can be essential to your success.
Finding your tribe should be an active choice. It’s also best when these relationships are mutually beneficial for everyone involved. We are the sum of our relationships so it’s important to align ourselves with the right people.
Finding your tribe can be essential to your success.
When finding your tribe the goal is to support, motivate, and most of all keep each other accountable. You want your tribe to help you grow. You also want the time you spend together to be enjoyable. And you don’t necessarily have to be working toward the same goal. As long as you are all progressing together, you are on the right track.
What to Look For When Finding Your Tribe:
1. Like-Minded People.
Figuring out your common interests is a good way to connect with people. Like-minded people are likely to share similar ideas and values. This makes it easier to form meaningful connections. Connecting with people who share the same goals and aspirations is awesome too. The benefit here is being able to exchange information in detail, that can benefit you all. It’s also just cool to meet people who get you.
2. Interest in Each Others’ Projects.
This one is also pretty important. There is a lot to gain when you pick the right tribe. You can learn a lot from other people’s experiences and expertise. You also have a lot to offer when you have a genuine interest in what others are working on. It feels nice to succeed on your own but it feels great to be a part of someone else’s journey too. The more interested you are the more enjoyable the experience will be and in general, we know more about the things that we like. What may seem like random information to you, could be the answers for someone else and vice versa.
3. What Do You Bring to the Table?
What you bring to the table vs. what you are looking for can help you figure out which tribe is the best fit. Knowing what you have to offer someone is a great way to find what you need. It also helps to know what your needs are upfront. What purpose do you want this tribe to serve in your life? How can you be an asset to those who are an asset to you? There’s a likely chance that your journey has taught you things that someone needs to know. Be open to sharing and you’ll find the same in return.
4. Constructive Criticism.
Constructive criticism is key to both personal and professional growth. Having people around you who know how to deliver honest and helpful feedback is crucial. Sharing ideas and getting good feedback saves a lot of time on trial and error. It helps to have different perspectives sometimes. People don’t have to think WHAT you think to understand HOW you think. Being able to accept criticism is easier when it comes from someone who has your best interest at heart. Your tribe is the perfect place to find people to fill that role.
It’s amazing to share your success with people who inspire you and know how hard you’ve worked. There are so many great things that can come with having the right crew. These tribes can really help to propel us in the right direction.
So get yourself a group of fellow BossBabes to slay with and prosper!