Everyone Needs Support System
If you build your business solo or if you are a solo entrepreneur, you need to have a support system.
What is a support system?
Support system is a network of people who can help you.
The kind of support can be emotional support or business-related support.
So, when you encounter challenges, get help from your support system besides trying to solve the problem by yourself, so you will save your time and efforts.
Facing challenges can demotivate you if you don’t have support system. Family and friends can be your support system to give you moral support. Remember that they don’t always support our business. There are many examples that friends avoid us once we start doing the business. Friends are not always our target for customers. Join the relevant communities which can support you. For example: I’m a coach so I join a circle of coaches communities like International Coach Federation or Coaching Cognition network. I also join Toastmasters network. When you need personal support for your business, it would be better to hire a coach/consultant. It is really great to get undivided attention from your coach.
Having support system can motivate you to grow your business and help you keep on track for your goals.
If you don’t have support system yet, think about support system that you would like to have.
- Who do you look up to? Who are your mentors?
- Look for communities available on Facebook or Linkedin which are relevant to your niche. Some communities are paid communities; it means that you need to be a member first before you can join the community.
- Having a business coach will be great if you can interact with your coach personally once a week or once every two weeks.
You need to engage with people in order to have support so you will be motivated to develop yourself and your business.
Here is the example of me, joining video challenge in Facebook community. I certainly had great time, support and acknowledgment to engage with members in the Facebook community.