It is my strongly held belief that we all want to find that place where we belong, with a group of people who understand and share our interests and with whom we feel free to express our most sacred thoughts.
We want a tribe.
Seth Godin, entrepreneur and marketer for the digital age describes a tribe as “a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. . . A group only needs two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”
There is power when two or more people come together for solitary purpose. When the thoughts and energy of a group of people are directed together they merge to form a “master mind” where inspiration can flow freely and from there manifest into the tangible.
The energy of a tribe has no physical boundaries.
Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich created an interesting way to connect to the energy of a tribe even when they weren’t physically present. He practiced the art of imagining people who inspired him most (living or dead). During an imagination session Napoleon would ask this Invisible Council as he called it, to provide insight and help him solve a problem in ways that he alone could not accomplish.
I have my own Invisible Council. My council is made up of spiritual gurus, business leaders, free thinkers and creative geniuses. You can probably guess at least one person on this list – Dr. Wayne Dyer. He was the person who guided me out of my depression and into a world of intention and peace.
Today I want to share with you the name of one other person on my Invisible Council. I share this with you today because I desire to move my life actively into a direction that has called my soul for quite some time. I am an artist, a maker. And I desire to expand my business beyond coaching and speaking into a bigger ideal of creating an entire lifestyle brand. The person on my council who best represents this ideal is Daymond John.
A tribe needs leaders.
There are three reasons why Daymond John is one leader I feel aligned with.
1. His ideas are simple and obvious. While this may not appear to be a compliment on the surface, I believe Daymond’s power skill is seeing the essence of an idea or a person and transforming it into a plan that makes sense (and cents).
2. He is a creative genius. Daymond understands how to take raw materials (ingredients, ideas, people) and combine them in such a way that is new, unexpected and on point. From his early days sewing hats to his global marketing and motivational brand of today, Daymond has always been pushing the boundaries of whats possible.
3. He is sensitive and compassionate. Again, some people might not see this as a business strength but I believe these are traits that make him relatable and likable. I’m sure he would also say that sensitivity and compassion help him to be a good judge of character when making investments.
“Mentors, by far, are the most important aspects of businesses.” – Daymond John
In the spirit of an Invisible Council session I will pose three questions here that I would ask Daymond about starting a business.
My questions for Daymond:
1. When starting a lifestyle brand (mine combines spiritual concepts into personal development and personal care products) what process would I go through to determine my first physical product for offer?
2. My message revolves around finding your life purpose and doing what makes your #soulhappy. What is one good way to be seen and grow my following on social media when my posts seem to get lost in a sea of #neverendinghashtags?
3. What is one important thing to know about getting started in business that most people overlook?
Advocates, supporters, believers and followers.
You need these in your tribe. It doesn’t matter if you have a business or not. You will feel more freedom when you align with the people who lift you up, share your ideas, and help you spread your message. And you do have a message.
My challenge to you:
Identify one or two people who would be on your Invisible Council (your own private energy tribe). If you were to meet one of them in person, what would you ask? How can your tribe support you and advocate for you?
Be bold. Start now.
Share you answers below, message me or go ahead and contact the person who inspires you most. They might become part of your tribe.
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 6