The Powerful Benefits of Being Part of A Community
Have you ever heard the saying: you are who you hang out with? The fact is, your friend group has some sort of influence on you whether you think it is true or not. It’s hard to be positive in a room full of negative people and ambitious in a room full of unmotivated people.
Are the people you spend time with uplifting you and boosting you to be a better version of yourself? If the answer is no, then it’s time you look into a stronger, more supportive community that will cut the fluff and keep it real with you.
The thing to remember about community is that you’ve got to put in as much as you get from it. The key to succeeding in life is to surround yourself with people who share your values, your positive spirit, and who want to change the world for the better.
Here are some of the insanely powerful benefits of being part of a strong community.
Common Ground With Like-Minded People
Luckily, there are so many different types of online communities that exist to fit your needs. If you love knitting, there's a group for that! A fitness fiend? There’s a group for that! Have an unusual obsession with avocados? Well... we can’t be too sure there’s a group that exists but you can totally make one! All in all, it’s refreshing to be around people who get you and can relate to you.
The ‘Right’ Connections
Do you know a lot of people but can’t seem to connect with the right people in the right places? Maybe you’re looking for a mentor or are looking for a new job opportunity. A great community can get you in the know faster than you can say hello. Networking alone is responsible for filling as many as 85% of all jobs. So, you’ll get better luck landing your dream role introducing yourself to people in an online community than filling out 200+ applications online.
As we said earlier, it’s hard to be ambitious in a room full of unmotivated people. So what do you think will happen if you were in a room full of motivated people? That’s right! You’d be motivated as well. It’s a thrill seeing people achieve their goals and it can spark something in you to do the same. There’s something about gratification and self-achievement that keeps us raising the bar higher.
What about the times you aren’t so motivated? Who in your life is there to keep you SUPERCHARGED? When you’re part of a strong online community, you’re part of a network that wants to see you win. As our founder and CEO, Kwanza Jones says, no one succeeds alone...sometimes you need a boost! If you know you have a tendency to slack on your goals, use your online community to your advantage and appoint an accountability partner to keep you on track so that you can take the action you need to achieve them. Sometimes it’s harder to let down someone you just met than someone who’s known you for years.
Alas, we’ve saved the best for last. You never know what type of connections may come out of an online community whether it is professional or personal. Either way, it’s nice to know that we can forge strong bonds with people by a simple click of a mouse and some casual banter. Some people like to keep a small circle but you can never have too many #boostfriends!
We hope you feel inspired to explore the perfect community for you. If you need a head start, join our SUPERCHARGED Boost Friends™ community, an exclusive yet inclusive network for next level seekers like you!
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