We’ve all heard the saying, “you are who you hang around.” Though it may be annoying to be reminded of this time and time again by those around you, the quote no doubt rings true. Having a few key players in your life that match your hustle and are there when you need them the most is essential to creating a full life. From the women you interact with on social media to the girls in your circle at school or work, the company you keep is important. And when you surround yourself with ambitious, like-minded individuals the positive effects on your personal and professional life can be endless. Below are four key reasons why building a tribe of go-getting girls is key to your success:
1. They offer a support system.
If the movie Girls Trip taught us anything, it’s that you need your girls during the ups and downs of life. When you’re chasing after your dreams your tribe serves as a force to help inspire and motivate you to keep pushing. There’s nothing better than hearing positive affirmations and words of encouragement from those who support you unconditionally.
2. It’s all about connections.
Your confidantes may be the best brunch or shopping companions, but they are also bosses who have access to useful resources and a network people. If you’re looking for services or a new opportunity, someone you’re close to in life or online may be able to point you in the right direction. Remember, sometimes it’s not about what you know, but who you know.
3. You can learn from your squad.
Everyone has their own story and learns unique lessons from each life experience. Your tribe is a group you can share those lessons with and gain wisdom from.
4. You have women that can vouch for you.
Just like our new hoodie says, "there’s no hood like sisterhood." Sisters stick together and make sure their girls are getting the shine they deserve. A close group of women who know what you're capable of, and can attest to your skills is an invaluable resource when it comes to pursuing your passions.
Who is a part of your tribe? Shout out your girls in the comment section BELOW!