Just a few days ago, I was talking to my 7-figure business owner client — let’s call her Jane. She just signed up to work with James and me privately for another year, and on our call, she told us all about her process and making the decision.
She described how she told her husband about the opportunity (it’s over 6-figures to work with us for a year) and he was thrilled for her — no insecurity or “we could never afford that” came up for him.
To be honest, when she told me that story, I cried because that level of support is not the norm.
We hear so many stories of women with partners who are unsupportive, friends who think their dreams are crazy and parents who evoke fear and disbelief in their children which causes them to put on the breaks or give into to doubt.
BUT! Like the story above, it doesn’t have to be that way.
One of the reasons Jane is where she is today — running a successful business, applying to win an Oscar (yes, it’s true!) and literally on the cusp of being a household name — is because of the network she’s cultivated for herself.
She made a decision to surround herself with support — not just in her personal life, but in her professional life as well. (For example, she also joined our IHML Mastermind for 2020.)
What about you? What’s your network or support system like?
If you’re experiencing naysayers or feeling lonely as you move towards your dreams, my recommendation for you is to find your tribe! It can be easier than you think. We’ve created a guide to show you how to make it happen, literally starting today.
I can’t wait to see how this shifts things for you and helps you design the supportive network you’re craving.
Remember, this tribe isn’t going to just fall in your lap; you have to cultivate it and you can do so whether you’re an introvert or extrovert.