Support Group. Team. Allies. Community. Tribe.
I don't care what you call it. It is absolutely essential to your success!
Many of us were not brought up consciously KNOWING this, but if you seek it out you will be amazed. This has been proven to me over and over as I work with parents across the globe. It has been a wonderful, enlightening, and empowering surprise to them.
Here's what I know for sure about achieving success...there are definitely 3 parts that work together.
1. Passion....keep trying and trying. In it for as long as it takes.
2. Clarity....have a mission and goals. Precise action plan that uses tools and techniques that work to meet your specific goals.
3. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people - people that GET IT...allies, people who support you in achieving your goal
Here's what I see...
Most parents have got number one down...actually adoptive, foster, grand and kinship parents are absolutely amazing when it comes to passion!
Many know they need a plan and are actively searching for it!
But, if you don't have ALL three components together your success is in jeopardy...having allies on this journey is often the missing piece!
Allies are people in your life that are fundamentally interested in seeing you succeed. It’s your support system… your safety net… your biggest source of inspiration. Sounds great, right? Most parents would love to have as many allies as possible. But they don't!
There are 2 reasons why most parents don't have allies.
Challenge # 1. Most of the time we have more "negative people" in our life than allies - or maybe it seems like more because they are typically louder and more annoying.
Listen, people that don't walk the journey just can't get it. It is okay! Whether they believe you or not and whether they choose to support you or not doesn't make you right or wrong. It doesn't make your parenting choices right or wrong. Stop trying to convince them. The great news is that you can find lots of allies if you seek them out. You CAN create a support system that is more heavy on the allies then the negatives.
Challenge # 2. We don't realize there are 3 kinds of allies we need to seek out and surround ourselves with.
Let's call them mentors, comrades, and newbies.
Mentors - They are the people that inspire you to take action and show you that more is possible. They not only "get it", but they have been there and have made it to the other side.
Comrades - The people on the same level as you are. The Parents in the trenches next you. These Moms and Dads “get it” cause they are in the thick of it with you.
Newbies - Then there are those who are just entering the journey. These Parents want to "get it" and you can help them. Helping them will help you more then you know.
The benefits of building a support network of all three types of allies is absolutely where change and healing happens.
Here's the thing, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that being surrounded by like minded people - your allies - is essential to keeping your batteries charged so that you can stay in it for as long as it takes. It helps you stay inspired and motivated to build and follow your action plan and it helps you stay full of passion and dedication to the job at hand. You get caught in the flow. It lightens your load, smooths your path, and pulls you through when you need it.
The GREAT NEWS is that you can find all the elements needed for success in my Intentional Parent Coaching Group. Passion, Clarity and surrounded by all the layers of like minded people = success for your child, you and actually your whole family!
It is time! Time to make sure your family is where you want them to be. It is possible to be successful; you just have to have the right components all working at the same time and this is it! *** As another bonus, only members of the IPCG get to attend my next class How to Map Out a Happy 2017: Be More Focused, Positive and Hopeful All Year Long
With the power of technology and the internet you are able to immerse yourself with other like-minded people no matter where you are. You can find tens of thousands of people passionately pouring their souls and hearts into helping their children heal.
Here's how it works. As a member you get:
One one One access to ME 3 times a month
My Live monthly "Training to use TODAY" session
A CLOSED Facebook Group of other parents doing what you are doing - no judging and questioning just 24/7 support
Weekly check-ins and tweaks in our CLOSED Facebook Page
and FREE access to ALL future classes I teach!
Access to the Learning Library - My top 8 selling classes + archived recordings of my Intentional Parent Coaching Group Trainings
Just CLICK the LINK below and let's get you started on the path to success!