Gimme Shelter

Have you ever had one of those days?  You know, the kind where you feel frenzied, frazzled, pulled here, pulled there, not getting anything done?  You may be frustrated, you may be sad, you may be irritated, you may be mad (sounds like a Dr. Seuss book, right?).  To get your mind right, to help you relax, to express your feelings, to get you back on track… seek shelter.

What do I mean?  I mean identify your tribe… the people you can go to when things are tough.  By encircling yourself with those who give you comfort, you will naturally find your place of peace and security so you can move through the challenging times with confidence, focus and a greater sense of ease.

Who might these folks be?

  • A mentor.
  • A trusted colleague.
  • A professional friend.
  • A close family member.
  • A counselor.

What might be the benefits of confiding in your tribe?

  • Relief from the daily grind and related anxiety.
  • A greater sense of self, purpose and self-esteem… there’s nothing like a good pep talk from your cheerleaders to get you back on track!
  • Increased confidence, problem-solving and decision-making skills.  Interactions with trusted supporters can drive clarity about the work you are doing.
  • Improved communication and interpersonal skills.  By talking things through with your people, you will have a better sense of direction and focus.

So, during those stormy times, the environment that this type of shelter provides – with its safety, straight talk, support and encouragement – not only leads to more efficiencies and success in business, but it also leads to greater happiness and success in life. 

Happy Networking!

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