I’ve just hung up from my final client call of the week, and I have been listening hard to you this week. There has been, actually, a common theme throughout quite a few of my conversations, and it has to do with how you’re feeling within your business.
There are lots of you that have pinpointed to the need of having more people around you in your business.
You’re feeling a little bit lonely, in fact, a little bit like that lone wolf who is out there taking on the world all on their own without anybody to help them. I totally get how that feels. And I feel that way too.
That’s why having some kind of group around you of people who support you and champion you and get you and are there to pass ideas and bounce ideas off of—that’s why it’s so important, when you are a solopreneur or an entrepreneur that’s running their own business without a huge team around you.
One woman was talking this week about that need for camaraderie—someone just to laugh with on a regular basis throughout the day at whatever it is that’s going on. In the Momentum Mastermind group this week, we had our group call, and all of the ladies are achieving unbelievable results.
One of the participants attributed that to the fact that there is this team of us all around her every single day, encouraging her and helping her and standing behind her as she makes some very risky moves to help really accelerate the growth of her business, and it’s been helping. It’s having that person, she said, to bounce ideas off of or to test drive a line or to say, Hey, have you ever experienced this before?
So if you’re running your business in a place where you are a little bit lonely, then number one, you are not alone, and there are people out there who really would love to help you and to be around because they too would like to have somebody in their court. So joining either some kind of group program or a mastermind or creating your own is a really powerful tool for you so that you can surround yourself with the people who you really desire around you.
I was a guest expert on an open Q&A this week on Facebook, and one of the women asked, how can I create my own accountability group?
My answer was very straightforward.
Step #1: find three other people who you love what they do and who have a different skillset than you, and invite them to be a part of your accountability group.
Step #2: is create an agenda that works for everybody so that every meeting when you show up, everybody gets an equal amount of talk time, an equal amount of giving time, and an equal amount of sharing time or taking time.
Step #3: three is to regularly schedule those calls so that they are an important part of your calendar, so that they’re not something that can be rescheduled, and all four of you show up either in-person or online, depending on what your time commitment or geographic location is, and get together and surround yourself with those people who you need.
When you’re running your own business, it absolutely can be a very lonely endeavor, day in and day out.
You’ve got to make so many decisions on the fly without someone there to benefit you. So create that group for you and surround yourself with people who are going to champion you and support you and who have different skillsets so that when you get stuck you can tap into that network.