HELP is a Four-Letter Word Why you need to find your tribe


There is a four-letter word people are afraid to say out loud.


Why do so many business owners have a hard time asking for help? Are they afraid of looking like they may not know everything or possibly looking weak in front of their employees? No one likes to admit they don’t know something, but this mindset will only hurt business owners and their companies in the long run.  

According to Jim Muehlhausen, author of the best-selling book, The 51 Fatal Business Errors and How to Avoid Them, there is evidence to suggest business owners would rather own a company alone that nets one million dollars annually than a company that nets ten million dollars by seeking help. 

Whether it’s pride, ego, stubbornness or insanity that holds us back, we all need help sometimes.

Owning and operating a business can be very lonely, especially for the small business owner. They are often a one-man team in the beginning.  Money is tight, and they're always afraid of making the wrong decision.  The great news is, it doesn’t have to be that way. 

I’m sure most of you have heard the phrase “find your tribe.”  It has become an iconic phrase in the business world over the last several years, and it can be revolutionary for a small business owner. 

A tribe is a like-minded group of individuals with shared goals that can work together on a regular basis to push each other further than they could go on their own.  It’s so important to have the right people around you.  Friends and family are great, but they may not understand owning a business because they have never done it. That’s way it’s important to have a tribe of successful entrepreneurs like yourself.

Your tribe will become like a board of directors for you, just like in big corporations.  They are not afraid of hurting your feelings because they tell it like they see it. 

There are so many ways to find your tribe today.  Look for a business coach, mentor, supportive networking group or mastermind group.  The important thing is to find what works best for you.  Just remember, you will only get out of it what you put in. 

Take stock of your business. Are you achieving your goals? If not, maybe you need some help, and that’s okay. Strive to become the successful entrepreneur you always dreamed you would be.

Kimberly is a serial entrepreneur, facilitator, author, speaker, traveler, photographer, sports enthusiast, wife and mother of two adorable fur babies. She creates and facilitates mastermind groups for small business owners and speaks on entrepreneurship and teaching kids about money. She feels the right mindset is all the luck you need.