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Everyone needs a Cheering Squad. There have been times in my life that I’ve felt like I haven’t had a very strong one, but on reflection, it was because of me.
I just wasn’t opening up to people about what I was doing, I was sort of ‘half-owning’ it.
I felt a bit vulnerable about sharing my plans, because I didn’t want people thinking ‘Here she goes again…she’s off on another tangent!’
So let’s get on with this post … here is my take on the 7 Great Ways to Get A Cheering Squad.
- Be Brave! Have total belief that what you’re embarking on in your life is absolutely going to work brilliantly, and be fun along the way. Then tell your trusted tribe.
- Ditch Nay Sayers, people who like to play ‘Devil’s Avocate’, and people who think it’s their job to make you look at things ‘realistically’. God I hate the word ‘realistic’. Let’s be ‘realistic’ here. Are you being realistic? Oh f … off. If all the glorious creators of all the glorious things in that world had been realistic, instead of putting themselves out there to become artists, writers, musicians, architects, visionaries, spiritual leaders etc, imagine how bland our world would be. We need dreamers on the planet as well as the ‘realistics’. So, as I said, ditch the Nay Sayers who think there’s only one sort of person who should populate the planet 🙂 and go in search of those who think otherwise and add THEM to your Cheering Squad!
- Find online communities and share your thoughts and ideas, and support other peoples adventures too. Facebook is a great place to start. It doesn’t matter if you start of tentatively commenting here and there, you’ll soon make friends, and then be skyping away, egging each other on! I get a tremendous amount of support from my ‘global cheering squad’. We also laugh a lot.
- Get an accountability partner! Now, if that sounds like hard work, you can be as strict or lenient with each other as you choose. I’ve got a gorgeous one in Florida (I’m Sydney based) and I have to say we are pretty hopeless with holding each other accountable, but strangely, just knowing she is there really helps me. I feel like I have someone watching my back and cheering me on. I like to think I do the same for her. I’d put her at the head of my Cheering Squad!
- Keep a pile of your teachers beside you. By this I mean, I have books scattered around my apartment of my favourite ‘teachers’. So Eckhart Tolle is on the dining table. Louise Hay is on my desk, Wayne Dyer is next to the lou, and Robert Holden is on my bed. They are my little ‘pick-me-ups’ during the day. I’ll literally open up to a page randomly, read a paragraph or a page or two and that’s it. I feel like they’re truly their beside me, cheering me on.
- Now you may think this one’s a little weird, but hey~ it’s lonely working by yourself. Well, not ‘lonely’ exactly, it’s more a sense of ‘alone-ness’. I’m sure if you work alone, you know exactly what I’m talking about. So, I’ve sourced photo’s of all my fave’s, my ‘teachers’ as well as colleagues who’s work I love, and I’ve stuck them across the top of my computer … told you it was a little weird 🙂 But I feel like when I ‘come to work’ in the morning, there’s a sea of smiling faces greeting me in my office!
- You. Yep, that’s right. You have to add you to your cheer squad. So enough with the self berating voice from now on! You must be the ‘main man’ when it comes to your Cheering Squad. Start talking to yourself like you were encouraging your best friend, and see what a difference it makes.
If you’ve enjoyed this my darlings, please share with a friend!
And I’d love to hear about how you create your cheering squad … do tell!
Always here to help!