The Types of People Who Make Entrepreneurs’ Lives Scrumptious
Never underestimate the power of human touch, acknowledgment and connection. Sometimes I can be such an introvert that I tend to forget how wonderful having certain people in your life can be. Among them are:
My gardener. My husband was always mowing the lawn himself and it would take him all day on Saturday. This meant less time for him to enjoy his weekend or spend it with his family (I would clean the house instead). We decided that we needed to invest in someone who could do this for us. Yes, having that extra service meant another monthly expense, but I like to view it as having more freedom and quality time in my life. Hiring a gardener to help free us of one chore means getting another client a month (a new client would help pay for gardening and much more), sell a few more books per month, or host an extra webinar. I can do that.
My Sales Coach
I decided earlier in the year that I needed my own coach to help me with overcoming my fear of sales, so I found one who offered a sales course. It was one of the best investments I ever made for myself because not only did I learn a few things about becoming more sales confident, but I made wonderful connections with other online entrepreneurs.
My Business Coach
Even though I am a business coach myself and help my clients stay accountable to their goals, it isn’t always easy when I have to hold myself accountable or come up with my own ideas all the time. After interviewing several coaches, I found one that I clicked with. If you’re looking for an accountability and ideas coach, make sure you find those who can offer you a taste of their services for free. I offer free 30 minute sessions, just contact me here to set one up. There is absolutely no pressure to buy, and you can get a taste of what coaching is like for yourself.
Private Facebook groups
I am a member of so many, but my favorites are Marie Forleo’s B-School Facebook group (talk about being surrounded by inspiring entrepreneurs all day!) and local mom groups (I’ve found amazing bargains and much needed household items). I used to hate logging on to Facebook because my feed would be filled with negativity or updates from people that I just didn’t click with. Now, since I’m friends with so many entrepreneurs and local women, my feed is filled with positivity and friendships.
A friend I met via Craigslist
Okay, this may sound kooky, but after reading MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche, I decided to get out of my somewhat introverted state and try to meet someone on Craigslist. Being a transplant in a new land, I was desperately searching for friends. I decided to try one of Ms. Bertsche’s methods and look on Craigslist. I was very lucky, because I found someone that I clicked with (just by reading her craigslist ad). It’s not as creepy as it sounds—it was in the platonic friendship section and we decided to meet one another at a Starbucks. Over a year later, she is now one of my closest friends in Charleston and a budding business partner. So I encourage you to get out there and seek friendships instead of waiting for them to come to you…you never know who you’ll meet!
Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my wonderful family. I wanted to open this blog to other options that you may not have considered.
Who are the out-of-the-norm people who have made your life so much lovelier (this is also a wonderful gratefulness exercise to practice). Share your love for them below!