“People in the same room understand and empathize with each other in a way that isn’t possible on the page or screen.” – Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road
Here you are, reading a blog on the SheBreathes Balance and Wellness website. What brought you to this page? How were you introduced to the SheBreathes Balance Studio and its powerful mission?
I am going to make an assumption that you were ready and actively searching for some kind of a group setting that would support you in your personal and/or professional goals.
I know I was!
I am a solo-preneur. Most of the time, I am working out of my home office, a library, or a coffee shop. As with most of you who share this experience, I enjoy being in control, making all the decisions, and having flexibility and freedom in my schedule and in my checkbook.
But honestly, sometimes the solo work environment can get lonely, especially when challenges and obstacles arise. I am quite sure I am not alone in that often, I lose patience with myself, distractions and daydreams creep in, bringing self-doubt and defeat along with them.
When I read this part Jennifer’s mission statement
“Create a welcoming environment for women to gather, learn from, share with each other, grow individually and be inspired by the experience of women supporting other women in search of their own transformation.”
I knew that this space, and these women, would offer that sense of community, support and encouragement that would help me feelconnected to something bigger than myself.
Groups generate a motivational and inspirational energy that does NOT happen when you are on your own.
A group is a safe community where you can share your struggles, get different perspectives from your own, and feel a sense of accountability for your goals and tasks. There’s a give and take in a group setting that leaves us feeling like we helped as much as we needed help, and we knew as much as we learned.
When we leave, we actually feel better about ourselves and our capabilities, which fuels us to head back into our independent workspace and get stuff done.
Other Business Group Ideas:
You can join a networking group, a small business organization or take a class or workshop. These are great opportunities to take advantage of the power of numbers by making new contacts to stay in touch with outside of the event. Many people go to groups like this hoping to leave with long-term accountability partners, virtual team players, and professional referrals.
I invite you to explore the idea of a short-term group learning opportunity:
Authentic Action and Genuine Connection
A 3-part series designed for solo pros and small business owners who are ready to take control of their digital presence. We work in small collaborative groups to develop a sincere and successful online presence.
I am passionate about two things: helping my connections create their authentic online persona, and offering affordable programs Small groups give me the flexibility to do so.
Susan Finn is the Chief Connector at Susan Finn Online.
Her mission is to provide personal, authentic, and patient coaching and support strategies for the small business owner who is ready to present her value through her online presence.
Susan would like to give a shout out to Beth Knaus of That’s A Spade for helping her get her thoughts together for this blog.
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