Finding Your Tribe: Where Do You Want To Belong And Why
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 6. When I first saw today’s Challenge I thought it was going to be about developing your own tribe. Natalie’s video made it clear that it was about the tribe I want to belong to.
During the course of my career, I’ve joined many tribes and been helped by various mentors. One of my most inspiring mentor’s was a lady called Carrie Thomas. We were both working for Revlon in New York and she was a senior manager there. I worked in a highly competitive and very male-dominated environment. Sadly, most of the women had the attitude that they’d had to do it the hard way and so would you! Carrie was different and took me under her wing as a junior person who had moved to a different country.
I learnt from my boss and others around him how not to treat your staff or people in general. From Carrie, I learnt that you didn’t have to be like that and you could work a different way. It was a great experience and I truly appreciated her help and advice.
As I have helped others since she helped shape the business person I have become.
The Tribes I want to join
Now I’m on a very different path as an entrepreneur. One of the people who has been influential and I feel part of her tribe is Amy Porterfield. After taking a basic course in social media and building my experience, I have bought several of her training programmes and found them truly beneficial. I find Amy inspiring as she has achieved what I’d like to which is an online income from training others. However, it’s her presentation style, openness and honesty that really appeal to me. I’m currently working through her course on courses and she freely admits that she didn’t get it right to begin with!
While I hope that her course is reducing my learning curve, I would still love to ask her more about her launch funnel and creating Facebook ads.
My Ideal Tribe
This is going to sound sycophantic but the other mentor I would love to have is Natalie Sisson. The reason I’m doing Natalie’s blog challenge and have just read her book, The Suitcase Entrepreneur, is that Natalie absolutely resonates with where I am now!
I have recently moved to Portugal and Natalie has just bought a house here;
I’ve done the suitcase bit – not as an entrepreneur but in my corporate life;
While I’m maintaining my clients and links in the UK, I want a location independent lifestyle.
Natalie has been there, done it and has the T-shirt! I have been on her mailing list for a while but only now I’ve taken this step and moved has her experience and knowledge become truly relevant to me. I’m now devouring her website, blog posts and books at a rapid rate to learn as much as I can.
It wouldn’t be a specific question but I would ask her to review what I’m doing to advise me if I’m on the right track.
As the saying goes [Tweet “”When the student is ready the teacher will appear”.”]
Natalie has now appeared for me!