Who’s Got Your Back?

No man or woman is an island. Hell even Robinson Crusoe had Man Friday!

When we work in business we all need a support network but not just any support. We should search out people who share our work ethic, our vision and who believe in what we do, as much as we do.

To be surrounded by like minded people with the passion and drive to help us achieve our goals and aspirations is beyond powerful – there are not even words to describe it.

So, when you set out on your journey to create the business you always dreamed of you may be wondering how on earth you find such people? Where are they? How will I find them? AND Why would they wish to “get my back”?

I can assure you, they are out there and the people you wish to surround yourself with may present themselves in the most unexpected of circumstances. By building relationships, taking the time to really get to know people and sharing your passion you WILL, I can guarantee, draw these people to you.

So why do I think it is so important?

Because as I said before, no man or woman is an island . Starting your own business can be lonely and when you are micro managing from the top, whether that’s creating marketing campaigns or systems and processes, to the bottom such as filtering e mails and doing research it can take it’s emotional toll.

There is a better way:

OUTSOURCE – it’s like building a bridge to your Island.

Go out there and speak to as many different people in the outsourcing field as possible, find people you feel comfortable with, who understand you and what you wish to achieve but more important than all of that – someone who will get your back in business, who you feel you can trust to the highest degree.

ASK – Invite people to live on your Island.

You were given a mouth, use it!

Ask for help, advice, feedback this is one of the best things you can do for you and your business not only does it build relationships you will benefit from a different perspective. Also, don’t forget it’s a two way thing, help others too when they ask you.

LEARN – it’s like bringing your library to your Island

What if you’d been washed up on a deserted island with nothing but your waterproof I Pad (ok use your imagination a little here). You could learn everything you needed to survive, how to make shelters, feed yourself.

It’s a jungle out there and your business could be destroyed by making stupid mistakes, or you could be smart and learn from others who have already settled into their territory, read the books, done the interviews.

Finally, you may be amazed at how many people there are around you who genuinely want to help others succeed. They get immense satisfaction from “getting your back”.

How I do I know that  these people are out there? Because I feel blessed that I have met many over the years who have unselfishly imparted their knowledge and given me their time and assistance and wanted nothing in return.

From clients past and present, business owners, to rock solid mentors such as Michelle Dale of VMF Ltd to the wonderfully supportive members on the 1nsourcing forums and our social media platforms there is an abundance of people out there who will “get your back”.

Believe it, try it and let me know how you get on….