You’ve decided to make some changes in your life. Perhaps you’ve decided to move to a different city, or you’re changing jobs or you might have made the big step to start your own business. Maybe you’ve just decided that you’re ready for some new friends because you’ve found a new interest or passion.
Whatever change is happening in your life, just one little change can bring about a whole lot of further changes and you might feel alone in your journey. You might feel that there’s nobody who understands what you’re trying to do and create for yourself? Or maybe you feel that none of your current friends would be game enough to take up your newfound passion of skydiving and that’s ok, because not everyone is the same but there are many people who would want to connect with you.
We all long to connect in our lives. Whether we’re introverts or extroverts, we all need human interaction. It’s in our anatomy; it’s part of our lives. When there are changes in your life and you feel alone, how do you find like-minded souls to connect with and form deeper bonds?
I’m sharing three ways to connect with people, in life and business, which have worked for me.
1. Join a class
If you have a certain interest you want to pursue or there’s something that you’ve always wanted to try, now is the time! Find a class in your area and join a bunch of like-minded souls on the journey. Whether it’s a craft group to learn crochet, a yoga class or a beer connoisseur workshop, go do it! Many cities have a centre for adult education or laneway learning. Have a great time doing what you have always wanted to try and meet people through your passions.
2. Go to a meet-up
A meet-up is not the same as a class; it’s rather a gathering of people with similar interests often informally arranged. There are millions of meet-ups around the world via meetup.com, from photography groups, to hiking groups, to business meet ups to geeky girl meet ups. There’s probably something that you might want to join and if not, you can start your own meet up.
3. Join a Facebook group
You might not have though about this because technically you might not be meeting people face-to-face, at least not at first but there are so many like-minded souls online and it’s a great way to spend time with people who are on the same journey as you. Since starting my business I’ve joined multiple groups that are setup for and focus on female entrepreneurship and I’ve found it so helpful to be able to ask questions and talk about things that I know will be understood. One of the amazing groups that I’m part of is the The Roooar Room which is full of like-minded soulful business ladies. I’ve also caught up with some of these amazing women face-to-face and built strong connections.
What are you waiting for? Hop online and find a group that loves what you love.