Think about it...
You may well have the talent, vision and energy to get what you want in life, but you'll be lucky to make it without help.
Without guidance, encouragement and feedback from other people, the chances of realising your potential will remain slim. Trying to go it alone often leads to your energy being spread too thinly. And when the going gets tough, you may well lack stamina and lose momentum.
The solution is to create your own life support group. Instead of being a one-man band you need your own group – not just a core of people with similar passion and purpose but a wider support community.
This group needs to include managers to give direction, promoters to put you in the right place at the right time, support crew to provide the stage to perform on, producers to open up wider networks – plus a growing fan base to keep you going emotionally and financially.
After all, even The Beatles needed 'a little help from their friends'!
This section shows you how to stop struggling alone and get you own life support group around you.
Think of a life goal you'd love to achieve. It might be to change jobs, develop an ideal work/life balance, move house, lose weight or perhaps travel the world.
The questions below will help you map out your life support group – the band members who can help you achieve this goal.
When answering each question:
- Think of everybody you've known throughout your life – whether in your working, learning, playing and giving.
- Think of everybody they know e.g. colleagues' friends, children's friends, parents etc.
- Think of people you don't yet know but would love to meet and add them to the list.
Under each title in the diagram below is a space for you to type the names of people who can fill those roles in your own life.
Roll over the blue titles with your mouse to discover more about what the person's role entails.
What does this tell you?
You should now have a clearer idea of where to find the backing you need. So ask yourself:
Who do you need to contact immediately? Where are the gaps in your life support group? What members do you need?