I have been back in the UK just over a month and during that time I have soaked up the people. Although I loved that my time in the Alps lead to great clarity around what is important in my life, it was definitely the people and the interaction and the connections that I missed.
People, who when you say something, catch you out and question you about it. People who want you to succeed. People who push you to be better. People who challenge your ideas and thought processes. People who hold you accountable to your dreams. People who believe in you.
It is too easy sometimes to just let life happen. To go with the flow and see where you end up. It is easy to do this when you don’t have people questioning and asking and helping you along. I am very fortunate to have so many diverse and amazing people in my life who help me succeed. They listen to my definition of success and then hold me to it.
That sense of connection is vital for me, and I personally think it is vital for all humans. Humans like to be a part of something and to have people cheering them on from the sidelines.
This is why I am so drawn to the ideas of communities. It brings a sense of belonging. It helps with a shared understanding. And it really helps you achieve so much more than you would if you tried to do the same thing by yourself. In a work environment we know the benefits of a team and the outcomes a good-working team can bring. So why not find that in your personal life too? Or in your business life if you run your own business?
I have just launched my small business community, starting in July 2012. If you run your own business and would like to be connected and inspired and supported by others in the same position, then sign up today.