Having a support network is critical to the success of your business….if they are the right kind of support. If it isn’t the kind of support you need, it could kill your business!
A wise coach told me when I graduated from my coaching education to create a support network; so when I left the cocoon of training, I wouldn’t feel dumped out and alone. So, I started before I was left training to build my support network. I connected with people who lift my spirit and were willing. Today, I fill my world with those that celebrate me. I am very lucky to have many of those people in my world and am grateful to celebrate and support them.
You are going to be like the 5 people you spend the most time with – look around….are they going where you want to go? Do you feel uplifted after talking or spending time with them? Do you dread when they send an email, call you or post on their Facebook page? If so, you might need to make some changes.
I still have those that say to me “luv u” and then say nasty things about me or ridicule me through veiled messages. Sometimes they post about me on Facebook and then delete them…..tricky. That is about them – it’s not about me. I’ve stopped following them or paying attention to the drama they are attempting to cause.
What if they are your family members? I’ve had this in my life also – my motto is: love them where they are. We can’t change them or expect them to be different. That only brings frustration into your life and business. You can choose to limit your exposure to their toxic attitudes. That doesn’t mean you won’t see them during the holidays, but keep the conversation light and easy – no sharing about your business – if asked, just say, “It’s going great! Thanks for asking.” Then move on to an easy subject.
So, take a close look at those you spend the most time with – are they celebrating you? Do they lift you up? If not, some changes are necessary.