Encouragement is defined as the action of giving someone support, confidence, and hope. In my business world encouragement is something that I actively seek. In this continued work-at-home situationship my days are filled with coffee, endless emails, coffee, meetings, coffee, scheduling meetings, coffee, phone calls, and webinars. These activities can feel mundane and boring – which is why I personally miss in-person meetings. Nonetheless I have recently been lifted up into in the most meaningful ways.
I have a business mentor that I meet with once per month via telephone, he is a constant source of encouragement and inspiration on the smartest ways in which I can grow my business. He has been there and done that so he is able to help me avoid some pitfalls along the way. He has truly become a friend. We share both personal and business topics. In the 9th hour or on the weekend when I need a quick solution he is able to provide business solutions that matter.
Daily I casually browse LinkedIn, I love to read about the success of my peers! It inspires me and warms my heart to see us WIN! My peer network goes as far back as high school, I am also still friends with them in real life. When I think back to sitting in a classroom in high school/college/grad school with my peers to now seeing them taking over the world it is truly a testimony! We overcome by the word of our testimony. To see my peers writing books, blogs, recording podcasts, streaming YouTube channels, working in BIG tech, giving back, managing organizations, speaking on panels, creating, and selling custom apparel let’s me know that I am in the *virtual* (le sigh) presence of greatness.
My daily LinkedIn inspiration gives me the push to keep going.
I have a NEW business mentor that has become my good good business friend. She works with the same client as me and so I cold reached out to her on LinkedIn and she sent me her phone number to call her. 30 calls later and she has given me some of the best advice that is important for where I am with my business today. She is funny and down to earth but also smart and has experienced the business milestones that I will be seeing in the near future. She wants very much to see me success and has faith and hope in the path I am on with my company. I am very grateful for the encouragement and inspiration she provides me with each time we talk.
Family, my family is the best. I have to be honest they kind of don’t really know what I do – lol. It doesn’t matter though because my family wants me to win. If I told them I was planning a mission to the moon they would have t-shirts made that say “Nikki’s Moon Mission 2022”. When someone supports you 10,000% and you know it there is nothing you can’t do and nothing matters more in this world. My family is very proud of me and I hope the keep making them feel that way. The encouragement and inspiration I receive from my family makes me proud to be in my family.
Encouragement. Pass it on.