A tribe is only as strong as its participants. The manner in which they support each other, the ideas that they share, how they support each other is at the heart of the tribe. Ask questions, offer solutions, give encouragement. How you participate is what you will get back.
Participate: Your questions can guide the direction
I am a member of the Authority Forums and there is an active request for questions to be answered in the next forum. What are your questions? What do you need to learn from your new tribe? Our questions help determine the responses and direction of a conversation
Participate: Your answers can offer encouragement
Dale Powers runs the Encouragement Project. She said the idea came to her because when she was working with children with diverse learning styles, the one thing that always made a difference was encouragement. One of your most valuable and productive ways to interact in your tribe is to encourage others in their own process.
Participate: Offer to help – for free
A 15-minute private conversation that untangles a person from confusion is a huge gift. It might result in a client but don’t do it for that. It will probably result in some positive word of mouth, but don’t do it for that. Do it because it feels good. Do it because you can. You know what else comes from helping someone out? Clarity about what is needed in your area of expertise, something that might be missing that you could provide.
Participate: Share your resources
I have a few go-to people that I can readily suggest for certain solutions. In a tribe situation, I share posts from others that seem to resonate with the flow of the tribe. I share my insights and ah-ha’s before I turn them into a post or a product. Generously share your resources.
Participate: Your collaboration can expand you both
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Having a partner in a project ups the wattage that you both can produce. You may or may not find someone with whom to collaborate. But keep an eye out for places your path crosses with another like-minded traveler and see what suggests itself.
The Find Your Tribe Series
Find Your Tribe 1 – When People Don’t Understand Your Passion
Find Your Tribe 2 – Do You Need a New Tribe
Find Your Tribe 3 – How to Identify Your New Tribe
Find Your Tribe 4 – How to Change Yourself For Your New Tribe
Find Your Tribe 5 = How to Participate in Your New Tribe
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