This originally started off as a Facebook post, but I had a lot to tell you so needless to say it got breathy and LONG real quick. ha ha. That’s when a light bulb went off…”Make this a NEW blog entry Nichol!!” Ding Ding Ding……we have a winner and a new blog topic to discuss today. CREATING YOUR TRIBE!!!! So…here we go!
I read a TON of books on a weekly basis. What can I say……..I thirst for knowledge and love growing myself in all aspects and areas of my life. After reading one of my new books a chapter I recently read inspired today’s blog post. It was all about creating a tribe…that foundation of people who inspire you and better you. This is something I feel passionate about. This is instrumental in creating a solid foundation for leading and living that “Happy, Positive Life” that I’m always preaching about. I believe it, preach it, and live it.
Like attracts like. If you feel great about yourself you will attract those people who feel great about themselves. If you feel shitty about yourself and your life….you guessed it…. YOU WILL most certainly attract those people who feel shitty about themselves and their life too. It’s the Law of Attraction people! People tend to just feel and be happier when they surround themselves with people who bring out their BEST attributes, seriously. Please show me or tell me about one person who is a constant complainer, downer, “poor me” mentality, or always the victim that makes you feel so rockin’ and full of life. (If you are saying to yourself that you have someone in your life that makes you feel awesome, but does all that negative stuff. Umm, okay…but I call bullshit. Those people can drain every ounce of life and positive light in anyone.)
Creating your tribe takes some action work on your part. It causes you to take full inventory of every person you allow into your space. It causes you to take action and to ask yourself some real and raw questions. It causes you to get honest about your life and who you are willing to allow in it. Here are some questions or things I want you to think about:
1. Who do you want in your tribe and why? (what kind of people do you admire? what attributes do they possess that you love? who are some living people that you know or may not know that possess attributes that you love?)
2. Listen to your gut instincts. (In my personal experience people’s energy does not lie…ever. Are you drawn to this person? Do they draw you in magnetically to them? Do they make you feel good? Do they make you feel put off?)
3. Reinforce relationships with great people in your life. (Tend to the garden of good relationships in your life. Make it a point to have weekly coffee dates, do lunch together once a month, etc. Point being….make it a priority to stay connected and bask in the wonderful energy that those people fill your heart with.)
4. Embrace virtual connections. (social media is a fantastic and easy way to make connections with likeminded people or groups who share similar interests as you, who will inspire you or who will spark new growth within yourself. I have made some AMAZING connections and friendships with people through social media. Some of which has been COMPLETELY and utterly instrumental in my personal growth.)
So, there you have it…… My thoughts on creating this badass tribe of people who inspire you to DO, FEEL and BE better. I promise you that once you have team players in your life who are pumping you full of vibrant life and not draining you of it that you WILL see massive shifts in your overall wellness. (mind, body and soul).
Until next time…….