If you’re in a network marketing business, you know the power of connection. You rely on your personal network for those first few sales and then try to continue to connect and grow from there.
But business growth can stall out if you feel like you’ve tapped out your warm leads. And social media is so crowded these days that it’s easy to feel invisible. Not only that, but I’m at a stage in my life where quality connections feel so much better than hoards of followers. I want to surround myself with people who want and need encouragement–and who want to return it to others.
That’s what led me to the book A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder. In it, Lori dives deep into how to go beyond the casual conversations into deeper, truer connections. She shows you step by step how to attract the right tribe to you and your business and how to run meetings with your team that feel good.
How I Want to Connect
At the end of the day, I want to be a better version of myself–every single day. And to do that, I want to connect with others who have a similar mindset. I know that the people I work with need and want that connection too, so I offer a safe space for them to do just that.
I use an app called My Challenge Tracker to host a group, and it allows me to mix my personal accountability with fitness and nutrition while doing the same for others. And the best part is that I’m not doing this because it’s work. The connection and accountability is actually a bonus that I get joy from.
My Top Connectors
The reality is, however, that I find it most important to connect with my family. I spend a lot of time with my family, and it’s always my first choice. My kids are getting older, so I don’t spend time with mom groups. They’re always busy with school activities and sports and while I need to drive them from place to place, I also like to do it. Not only that, but I truly enjoy spending time with my husband so when we have an opportunity to do something together we usually do.
But through work, I want to cultivate an environment that allows others to connect, share and grow. It’s a balancing act, because so much is done online today versus in person. Even when the relationship is primarily online, it’s important to find time to grow that relationship in person too. Even if it’s only one or two times a year.
That’s what I love about my job. I get to help people online, then grow that relationship in person too through summits and informal meet-ups.
Are you looking for an online community to become part of your tribe? Join me! Email me and let me know you’re interested. We focus on accountability, connection, fitness and nutrition.