You might never know who you meet along this journey called life, which interactions will make the most difference to you?
In this post I want to share with you that I found a community of people equally travelling the same learning and online business journey.
Before I found the learning platform I share through out this site, I had been pondering about people who operate from collaboration versus people who operate from competition. It was innately within me to know the power of collaboration but I struggled with how it showed up in my life and work environments. Mostly, it showed up as competition, and often I would reflect upon it later to realise this.
I was probably less then 12 years of age when I connected different concepts but at the time I didn’t know how to communicate it. I wondered why if we were such a big family (my dad is one of ten and my mum one of six), we all had these specific yet different skill sets, why we didn’t just create one big company and all work together?
I parked that thought for many years after working, getting work experience my parents would call it, getting another job etc
This year, through discovering the learning platform, my vision is being realised and coming to fruition. But the family I thought I would be creating this with is not my extended family but my immediate family and the new community I now embrace as my broader family.
I used to yearn for a mentor or coach I could trust. Trust is so important. I now have multiple mentors and coaches and feel I am in a safe space to share the things that I feel stopped by and able to get freedom and access to keep moving my life and businesses I’m creating forward.
What is so unique about the community is that we all have our own unique experiences to share, we can generate ideas together, we can help piece together the pieces of the puzzle of creating our own niche businesses, seeing different things and sharing things we learn or things we can see are possible.
But it’s not just limited to our online businesses either. We are genuinely there for one another like your family would be for you, and this is people who live right across the globe. Their relatedness and rapport comes from knowing from within: "I’ve been exactly where you’ve been and although I don’t know quite your specific circumstances; I get you".
Having this kind of support network when running our bricks and mortars for the past twenty five years would have made such a difference. But it is never too late. Now we get to share our milestones, share our best practices, warn others of the pitfalls, warn others to be prepared to learn, to get themselves out of their comfort zones and to adapt.
The real beauty of connection is being brave enough to say hi first, being brave enough to know you have no idea the difference this human being in front of you will make to your life. Being brave enough to trust yourself to reach out and connect. Then it’s about listening for the gold, listening for compassion, listening for the possibility in another.
What can arise from one connection is so much. You are learning about another person, but you are learning so much about yourself too. Especially if the connection and your communication is authentic, real, honest and raw. Imagine you could be your real true self always with every single person in your life?
This real true self is capable of so much more than what it thinks it is. Through collaboration and connection, you multiply the possibilities. What an amazing opportunity to live life in this time and place.
We have these gateways to one another and when used for higher purposes and for good, mobile phones, laptops, computers are just ways for us to genuinely connect.
My ancestors took much longer to write a message and send it and for that message to be received and impact a community might take years upon years. This is the opportunity of our time, just as I’m doing now, I can share a message and it will reach people in milliseconds.
If I want to, I can connect with anyone from my community, it’s not just a static message though, it’s interactive, it’s heartfelt, it’s genuine, it’s real.
I have participated in so many different self development pathways and platforms and what was missing was accountability for one another.
What I mean is that literally everyone is committed to everyone else’s success. We almost want to help others more than ourselves. Why? Because when we help others, we get to see what we’re really made of, and that’s the access to discovering who we really are in the world.
Although reaching out and connecting will feel surreal at first, you’ll pull your walls down, you’ll be yourself, you’ll realise for far too long you’ve had this mask or act and you’ll drop it. You’ll know you’ve arrived home.
That’s the opportunity of connection.
Hi my name is Angela. I have loved writing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. I soon learnt I had a gift of connecting with my ancestors through writing before my 30th birthday.