Having a support group motivates you to be the best YOU , you can be. However ; the wrong support can be detrimental to your goals such as you career , your business , your personal life and ultimately ... you personal peace.
Since the Beginning of time women have been raising families and leading armies. Providing comfort, strength, knowledge , and wealth. Today not much has changed only now, we have advanced our abilities of producing strong minds, families, businesses, tribes and sisterhoods.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to find your place in a group of women to help you find your way. In a world full of competition and greed, Collaboration is key !
According to Forbes there are 2.4 million African American women-Owned business as of last year 2018, most owned by women ages 35 to 54. Black Women are the only racial or ethnic groups with more business ownership than their male peers, according to the Federal Reserve. Sis, We are killing it!. We will continue to dominate if we learn to work together . Not to mention the effect a successful tribe of women would have on our Brothas. Lets fave it , Our Brothas need Tribes too !
Outside of Business. Having a tribe in your personal life is just as important if not more. Its no secret mental health such as depression is alive and kicking. Every woman doesn't come from a family of strength or success, therefore: making it harder to deal with life obstacles. Having a tribe to pull you out of your comfort zone, to challenge you, can make all of the deference and save your life! We all need people in our corner telling and reminding us that we are worthy.
Have you said or heard someone say to another woman , " You have altered my menstrual cycle." IT HAPPENS! When women spend a significant amount of time around each other, their menstrual cycle becomes in sync! Although it has not been scientifically proven, a lot of women can attest ( Including myself ) that menstrual syncing is a real life thing . This is because as women ( one of the most powerful source of energy ) our estrogen levels balances out with the other estrogen energies around us causing out reproductive systems to coincide. Not to mention , our menstrual cycles are one in the same with the moon phases, but that's a topic for another day.
Just like anything else in our life, all energies are not good energies. Same rules apply when finding your Tribe. As much as i would like it to be , the world we live in is not always moon dancing and Kumbaya. There are some sisters who are not your tribal sisters. An ideal Sis, is one who has elevated her mindset to stand firm in who she is and is able to encourage her fellow sister to do the same. Unfortunately , we still have women who can not stand to see other women grow and get ahead. Those women cannot do anything for you but disturb your peace. Be selective of who you choose to give your love, support and energy to, whereas some people can suck the life out of you .
Building a Tribe, a sisterhood has endless possibilities of Greatness. As women we posses so much power alone , but together we are Force that cant be moved , Sis !!