Find Yourself A Business Buddy
I was out for a run this week. I’ve been training for a triathlon. It takes dedication,commitment and consistency to train pr
operly. In a lot of ways, running and training for this triathlon can be compared to leadership roles, and entrepreneurship in general.
On this run in particular, I got to thinking when things got hard and I didnt want to run anymore. You know, when your mind tells you that you want to stop running, when you feel your legs start to ache, your shoulders are creeping up, sometimes your lower back reminds you that you’re not 16 anymore!
I started thinking to myself and I was really into the negative self talk, “I used to be so much faster! I used to be able to do this with no problem! Ugh, everything hurts and I don’t want to run anymore!” instantly I stopped running and started walking. My mind got too loud. My mind overcame me and I lost the game at that moment.
Was I dying?
Could I have kept running?
But I told myself I couldn't and didn't want to keep going.
When I used to run with a group of friends, teams, or even just another person, I would have never quit! My mind would not have taken over. They would have talked me off the perveriable ledge and encouraged me to keep going, one foot in front of the other.
Similarly, I’m in a couple of ‘mommy groups’.
As a first time mom with a newborn at home you don’t know what you’re in for! This is truly unmarked territory and there is no handbook as they say. Sometimes, you’re really tired, the baby won’t stop crying (fortunately we have a really “good” baby so this doesn’t happen too often), and there are times where I just need to talk things out.
I want to make sure I’m doing the ‘right thing’, that I’m not hindering their growth and development or permanently scarring her! Haha
These mommy groups are great for guidance and to just talk out what is working, what is not working and share their experiences and mommy woes. They are also great for assurance and affirmation!! If I can’t muster up the, “You’re a good mom” from within, I seek it from other places. Hearing the other mom struggles and knowing people are going through the same things as you creates comfort and camaraderie.
At the end of my run, I thought, HECK YES!
This is what we all need. A business buddy! A confidant, a mentor, a trusted friend, a former colleague, another entrepreneur.
I am lucky to have a trusted group of resources in my circle, and I encourage you to find your own ‘Board of Trustees’ and personal advisors who you can go to and talk through your crazy ideas, your woes, that crazy client, those trials are tribulations… AND also celebrate your successes! You can talk about what works for them, how you might be able to try a similar idea.
We all need that person or persons that can tell us to “KEEP GOING”, “It gets better”, and remind us to just put one foot in front of the other.
PSST! We would love to be your business buddy or confidant! Email info@TIENNEConsulting.com or reply here, we are great at advice and an excellent cheerleader on your side.