Typically, my lane and my contribution to The Daily Drip content is in the financial space. While my business is in the area of asset protection, life insurance, income protection, college planning and retirement planning, it is also, like all of you, building a business. And while there are so many different things I can share specifically about in my field, I can’t help but feel that the stress of building a business is the tie that binds us all.
This community was built by two women who met by happenstance at a networking space. One of the women had just given an incredible presentation to a room of female entrepreneurs. The other approached at the end of the presentation and asked her to lunch to learn more about her. And this was the beginning of what we did not yet know would come to be known as The Daily Drip!
What began as a lunch turned into a lifelong friendship that is more like that of two sisters. We took the time to get to know one another, and really got to understand the business of the other. Then the flow of introductions began, and we were like giddy schoolgirls. We were getting as much, if not more, satisfaction from seeing the other win as we were to win ourselves! As we continued on this path, we knew we needed to share this feeling. This thing that was happening was very special and needed to be scaled up to include other like-minded, driven, and authentic female professionals who understood that their business growth relied on, and was so much more gratifying by, doing things for others. Originally a mastermind group, our idea morphed into a platform for thought leadership, support, and organic community.
I share this story because the journey of being a business owner and entrepreneur can not only be daunting and overwhelming at times, but it can also feel very isolating. As our fearless leader often says, “It is a lonely journey… if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.” And that is what we set out to change with The Daily Drip.
We wanted to share our successes and failures and experiences. We wanted to provide perspective, education and support. We wanted to create meaningful experiences and connections. WE wanted to find a way to help our fellow businesswomen grow and connect and know they weren’t alone on their journey. We wanted them to know that what they had here was a community of fellow goal-getters, who also wanted to support others and see them succeed.
I came across an article that touched on 11 very important skills and strategies for managing the enormous stress that comes from building your own business and I wanted to share the nuggets of wisdom with you.
Number 7 is easily solved. If you are reading this article, then you can check “Connect with other Entrepreneurs” off of your list. You have found your network, your community, your people. You have found the greatest resource to support you on your way to achieving your maximum potential.
I want to share this article with you all because it really resonated with me and I hope it can encourage you too.
Give it a skim and I challenge you to take action on one of the suggestions. Maybe it’s connecting with one of our Contributors. Maybe participating in our programming or attending an event.
Change your patterns and the results might surprise you! Get started with 11 Effective Ways to Cope with Entrepreneurial Stress.