Amazing stuff happens when you find your tribe. Momentum, clarity, accountability, innovation, inspiration. Not to mention all the warm fuzzy stuff like new found friendships, epic collaborations & planning adventures.
There’s also an element of relief involved. Feeling so stoked that you found them. Like ‘Finally! These are my kind of people!’
The good news is we all have a tribe. Yours is waiting for you.
How the heck do I find my tribe?
Start by seeking out people with common interests. It’s about finding people who share common values (think freedom, entrepreneurship, positivity, contribution).
Trust your instincts here – you know when you meet someone for the first time & get that ‘ding! ding! ding! this person GETS me’ feeling? That’s a good indication that they are in your tribe.
You need to look for your 1/3. To summarize: 1/3 of the people you come across will dislike you; 1/3 of the people you meet will be indifferent toward you; and 1/3 of the people you come into contact with will love you. You’re looking for that that last 1/3. Those are your people. Don’t worry about the other 2/3.
Be generous – seriously, this is all about giving. If you are reaching out to someone to be in your tribe, ask yourself, how can I be of service to them? Can I share their work with others, can I send potential customers their way, how can I help them reach their goal?
Decide if there’s a particular type of activity that you want to engage in with your tribe, such as starting a book club, taking hiking trips, going to happy hour, or visiting museums and gallery openings.
Have FUN !! You know what? If you find yourself feeling a ho-hum about contacting someone, it’s a clear sign that they’re not a good fit for your tribe. When you find the right people, you’ll be super excited to catch up with them. These are the folk who light you up, who you’d freaking love to hang out with because you know you’d have an absolute blast.