What do you think is the most important factor for success when embarking on a new journey? If you are jumping into uncharted territory for yourself, a critical factor is your support system. However, it’s not enough to have a support system of friends and family if those friends and family are going to cling to the “old you,” the one who did things the “old way” and got the “old results.” If you are looking to make a change, you need to SURROUND yourself with like-minded individuals, those who share your NEW vision and who will support you in your quest to get there.
This is where iDEA BOOT CAMP comes in (Read more about iBC here http://beanidealeader.wpengine.com/index.php?/BIL/idea-boot-camp.html). Everyone who joins generally has a clear picture of what their successful idea would look like, but they need support to either figure out how to get there or to get over the insecurities which are holding them back. I have seen firsthand the incredible transformations that result from the support of an iBC team.
For example, this week, one of my participants had the courage to show us a video she had recorded of herself with the intention of posting it on her website. She wasn’t happy with the result and had planned to redo the video before showing it to us, but she didn’t have time. Even though it was extremely uncomfortable to show us the “first draft,” she did it anyway. At first, she appeared disappointed in herself, but then an amazing thing happened. All of the other participants rushed to her rescue. Some offered tips for ways to improve the visual appearance of the video while others spoke of the magnitude of her accomplishment and the significance of this new movement that she was creating. Since we all knew what she was capable of, we could see the greatness in her even when she could not see it in herself.
In the end, the participant said the experience allowed her to get past her block, and she was shocked that her iBC team knew her better than she knew herself. If you have any doubt that a strong support system can increase your ability to grow in your most vulnerable moments, this story should squash it. I strongly urge you to examine your own support systems, especially if you are embarking on a new phase of your life. Remember to surround yourself with people who share your vision, and allow them to help you as you dive into your own idea with unabashed excitement and unlimited potential for greatness.
This blog post is written by iDEA COACH, Jessica Pearl.
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