To live your dreams, one of the most important things to do is to surround yourself with positive, supportive, uplifting, inspiring and loving people. When coaching clients this is one of the first questions I ask them – do you have support? If they don’t, I encourage them to find or build a tribe or tribes who support them and who they can support as well. The truth is going after our dreams can be a challenge. We can hit walls, get discouraged, want to give up, but what keeps us going is the support of others who believe in us, pick us up, dust us off when we fall and always cheer us on.
I am so very fortunate to have many different support teams with my family, friends, and groups that I am involved in. One group that is so near and dear to my heart is Like Minded Women that I have been part of for about 4 years. Founded by my amazing friend Karen Henken – originally from Boston and then moved to San Diego from Silicon Valley. When she moved to San Diego, she found herself really desiring to be around like minded women – women who were not only successful in their careers and their lives, but who were committed to making a difference in the community and the world. So she started by adding one like minded woman at a time and allowing other women to invited in like minded women – now we have grown to over 50 women. These women inspire me, we inspire each other. We give each other wings and cheer each other on. Here are several of us at our last retreat last weekend – that is me third from the left 🙂 – modeling for a fashion show with clothes and shawls designed up one of our member – Normal Hill – www.normahill.com – who incorporates her photography and art into her designs. Just one example of the incredibly talented women in our group.
If you don’t have a support team or teams – I encourage you to start building a tribe of like minded people one by one. I promise you this will be an important key to giving you wings to live your dreams.
For more support and information, feel free to visit my website www.careerswithwings.com and send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.