Venturing out into the world of entrepreneurship can be quite scary. If you don’t have someone to guide you or count on through a new experience, it can make you feel like you have no support. When it comes to following your ambitions, you should always find a support system. It doesn’t have to be just your family, but can also be your friends, mentors, and most importantly, yourself. Even one supporter could make you feel confident enough to chase after a dream. It’s so important to have a hype team, those people will cheer you on and make you feel empowered.
I always make sure to have people around me who want me to win and don’t get jealous of other people’s achievements.
Remember the motto: “If I eat, WE all eat” or in other words, if I’m winning then my supporters are winning too.
Does Your Family Have Your Back?
The reason family comes first is because usually, these are the individuals that always want the best for you. Family doesn’t necessarily mean that they are blood-related, but these people are willing to ride or die for you.
Your parents will always want what’s best for you based on their experience in the world. Your siblings will make sure to help you out with anything that you need. Your cousins can support your ambitions, perhaps by a simple like on your social media post. Even your close family friends could possibly be interested in a company you’re trying to build.
It could be scary to ask for support, especially if your ambitions weren’t in your original plan, but it’s better to know instead of thinking, “What if?”
Still, it’s important to always believe in yourself first, if these individuals don’t want support, don’t let it crush your dreams. There will be hundreds or even thousands of other people willing to support your ambitions.
Are Those Your True Friends?
If there is one thing I remember from my childhood, it’s the famous saying, “You are who you surround yourself with.” This is an important lesson, especially for young and aspiring entrepreneurs to learn. As you begin adulthood or even past that, you start to find yourself in a position where you grow apart from some friends or you grow with them. No one likes to grow apart from things because it means that you have to let go of what you used to have, but if you can grow with it, you can become stronger.
Your true friends will always support the work you’re doing or the dream you are trying to accomplish. They won’t get jealous of you or try to bring you down. Shoot, even your friends might be trying to pursue their dreams and want your support as well! Don’t be afraid to count on those types of friends that want to see you grow and want themselves to grow too.
You cannot go wrong with surrounding yourself with genuine individuals, who have a similar winning mindset.
Can You Find A Mentor?
Finding a mentor is the first step to following your ambitions. The mentor doesn’t necessarily have to be in the same industry you plan on working in, but they should have ideals that you’d like to follow. Mentors can guide you through problems, ideas, and support your goals.
I’ve had plenty of amazing mentors that have guided me to where I’m at today. No matter what industry I was working in, there was always a certain individual that I could count on to bring me to the next level. Fast forward a couple of years, and I’ve become a mentor myself. It’s always nice to know that I’m a role model for others because I know exactly how it feels like to look up to others.
Mentors could make a big impact on your life, so it’s always important to keep in touch with these individuals.
Lastly, make sure your morals and values align with theirs, it can be easy to be blinded by words. If a mentor wants to support you, they will never give you advice that could potentially harm you.
Do You Support Yourself?
You probably did not see this one coming, but are YOU confident enough to support your own ambitions? Before you seek support from others, you have to make sure you are willing to have an open mind to what your ambitions will bring you. If you don’t believe in yourself, then no one will take you seriously.
Getting support from others may be just words if you don’t think you have a chance at succeeding.
Nevertheless, once you find support in yourself, then you are more than welcome to start chasing those dreams of yours. A few ways to start feeling more confident about yourself are to: have positive self-talk, have an open mind, be realistic with your plans, and know your worth!
Always remember that you are your own #1 supporter.
Now that you’ve read about the different ways to seek support, go out and start winning! Your ambitions will only continue to stay as ideas if you don’t act on them. Don’t be afraid of what others may think or say about you, and instead, listen to the support of those around you and even yourself. Just one person can be enough to make you feel like you can accomplish everything you’ve ever dreamed of. And as I mentioned above, make sure you are confident enough in yourself to chase your dream before you seek support from others. Without this, you will fall short of drive and personal growth.
If you are looking for a mentor in the entrepreneurship world, explore my website, www.jaynolandmastery.com, and find one of my training sessions that’ll work for you. I’d be more than happy to help you grow and achieve your ambitions.
So what are you waiting for?
Start winning and growing with yourself and your supporters.