That place where we feel a sense of belonging. Where we are heard and known. Where we can make a difference. We KNOW we need community!
But do you recognize your tribe? Are you clear about who influences you? And who you influence?
Intentionality is the Key
Let’s look at social media. As network marketers we understand the value of building a network, a community, via the Internet. Whether we focus on Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or even pinterest, we seek to connect with others and in turn, have them connect with us. We do that best by being available to people – posting things they might benefit from and following up when they leave comments, as well as leaving comments ourselves on what they share with us. As we do this our network grows and grows. We might reach the point where we can no longer really be available to all of the followers we have attracted.
If you assume you have to attain “rock star” status on any of these platforms in order to succeed, I’m here to tell you nothing could be further from the truth.
Here are a few questions you need to ask before you continue building your tribe. Take a moment and give this some thought:
When will you be happy?
What does success look like to you?
A published book?
A million visitors to your website?
Choose and commit to a path!
Don’t leave it up in the air. If you do you risk distraction by every shiny object that comes your way, or you become fame-focused and never satisfied. You might have 10,000 fans but no real community.
So if you’re really looking for a tribe of committed followers who are likely to become customers or business partners, consider the possibility that you may already have found them. If this were true would it change what you are doing? Maybe you would stop stumping for new friends/followers and just get to work?
Is that what you need to do?
You have to find your own way. And I hope you’re intentional, so you know when to stop building and start doing. Trust me, your community will continue to grow anyway.
So go blaze your trail. Your tribe is waiting.