Get By With a Little Help From Your Business Friends

Our peers are crucial to our ability to get through every day feeling a little less vulnerable, a little less alone, and like we are not the only ones experiencing the emotions and circumstances that we do.⠀

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Get By With a Little Help From Your Business Friends

You know that one person that you just gravitate towards when you have anything exciting, upsetting, revelationary, or confessional to tell?

That one person who always seems to have something insightful to say, or calms you down when you’re a bunch of exposed wires inside?

That person is awesome. And more important in your life than you might think, because she knows YOU. More than anyone else, and because she knows you, her feedback is more trustworthy and likely to be something you consider seriously.

Our peers are crucial to our ability to get through every day feeling a little less vulnerable, a little less alone, and like we are not the only ones experiencing the emotions and circumstances that we do.

Not surprisingly, it’s the same in business.

Entrepreneurs are notoriously good at isolating themselves.

That seems unlikely given our hyper connection to the world through endless channels and engagement opportunities.

But, it remains a fact. We are inclined towards isolation as we charge through the day, just staying afloat until every little challenge feels gargantuan and solely yours. Until every activity seems confoundingly foreign and insurmountable.

Enter peer networks, the antidote for isolation and the slow cooker of trust, relief and innovation.

Sometimes called masterminds, or power groups, or any variety of cute and clever names that enterprising entrepreneurs have applied to these tribes.

Typically, peer networks consist of like-minded people who have gathered under commonalities – business vertical, emotional alignment, business maturity, etc.

Finding your people can prove challenging, but the rewards can be great when you finally do. The collaboration just flows and the desperation calms. The right peer network can help you solve problems, validate your ideas and steer you away from those that they can see from outside your narrow lens.⠀

Tell me in the comments…

Where have you found your people? Who are your business peers, and where have they helped you the most?

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