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The Power of Community for your BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL life

Today, I want to talk about a crucial element that can significantly enhance your BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL journey and that’s the importance of finding your soul crew, you know, the ones who will support you through thick and thin; the ones who will be there for you to celebrate your wins and catch you when you fall; the ones who see your magic, when all you see are your flaws.

Why having a soul crew matters the most

Creating and living a BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL life is the most rewarding and exhilarating experience, but #realtalk, it can also be hard work. Not that the risks aren’t worth the rewards, they really are 100 times over. Travelling on the road least travelled facing your unhelpful habits and shifting your mindset can present challenges, but they are easier to face with the support of others. 

Having your soul crew provides encouragement, accountability and a sense of belonging. It's a network of the BEST freaks and geeks that lift you up when you need it most and celebrate your successes alongside you.

I write about gathering your soul crew in step five of the BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL book, which is all about creating a self-empowerment toolkit.

Here are some ways you can gather your joy squad and build a supportive community to help guide and support your BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL journey as we hit the second half of this year.

Identify your circle 

Start by recognising the people who already support and inspire you. These could be friends, family members, colleagues, or mentors. Check in on how these people make you feel (we are here for the radiators, all the way!) Reflect on their positive impact to consider how you can deepen your connections and take action to make that happen.

Seek out like-minded people 

Not everyone is going to get you and that’s OK, but when it comes to creating your empowered-purpose-driven life, it’s important to find the kooky-woo souls who get your special brand of YOU - quirks and all! Join groups or clubs that align with your interests and values. Whether it’s a book club, a fitness group, or an online forum related to your passions, surrounding yourself with people who are interested in the same things you’re curious about will expand your interests and horizons.

Be vulnerable and authentic 

Don’t be afraid to share your dreams, fears and challenges. Being all that you are is amazing and living in your authenticity creates deeper connections. When you open up, others feel more comfortable doing the same, creating a more supportive and understanding environment. Those disco ball hearts shine brighter when we all get to be who we are!

Offer your support 

Whether it’s a listening ear or something you are able to do or lend a hand with, being there for others is such a gift and something you will get back tenfold. Your non-judgemental, cheerleading and support can make a significant difference in someone else’s journey, as it does to yours.

Set boundaries 

One your BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL journey, it’s essential to set boundaries to protect your energy and wellbeing (there’s more on this in Step Five of the BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL book too, BTW). As I’ve already mentioned, surround yourself with people who radiate positive influence and minimise or lessen interactions with those who drain or negatively impact you.

Something to try out…

Take a moment to reflect on the people in your life. Who are the top five people that inspire and support you? How can you nurture these relationships further?

Is there someone who might benefit from your support right now? Reach out to them today and see how you can make a difference.

Creating and living a BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL life is powered by community and having brilliant support around you. By building a supportive soul crew, you create a network of love, encouragement and mutual growth. 

Together, we can all live BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL lives.


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