Let's talk about using our tribes to inspire us in our down times. I've been out of the loop for two weeks now, and I'm hard-pressed to find things to talk about. My encounter with covid not only laid me down in sickness, but it feels as if my motivation has been drained as well. I don't know how to get back on track, or if I even want to get back on track, but I do know that my tribe can help me do it if I choose. We all have someone we can count on when we're going through a tough time, right? Maybe it's a friend or a family member who knows what we're like when we're happy, and they also know how to encourage us when we're not feeling so good about ourselves. And the same goes for our tribes—the people who support us and encourage us every day, not just when things are looking up. These folks can be there for us when things seem bleak or hopeless too; they give us hope that everything will turn out alright because they believe in us! Let's take some time today (or tomorrow!) to think about what our own personal tribes mean for us—and then let's reach out and ask them for help. That is what building a tribe is about, not just so that we can eat well in the good times, but so that we can struggle together in hard times. To motivate each other when things are bleak and possibly fit in when someone goes down. This is the power unity here are some questions for you to wrestle with:
How do you use your tribe to inspire you?
How does your tribe help you in times of low motivation?
How has your tribe helped you in the past?
What are you currently thinking about?
One of the biggest benefits of having a tribe is their support—and leading by example. If you let your tribe know you need help, they will rally around you and help you find your way out of the swamp. They are there for you in the good times, but more importantly, they are there for you when things are down. Here are 4 ways that you can use your tribe to inspire you in your down times:
1. Make it a habit to connect with your tribe every day
2. Look back at your tribe's shared experiences when struggling to come up with ideas
- Create a mastermind group within your tribe
- Trust the process
Here is your proverb:
“The mouth of an elderly man is without teeth, but never without words of wisdom.”
I know this would make a good show but I will hold off for a little while and strive to "miss my purpose for a little while."