Not certain what I was looking for, I relied heavily on my intuiton to guide me to my tribe.0
Throughout my life, I was always the most positive and perky member of my friends. At my first job, the people were borderline miserable, dismissing creative ideas and rejecting possibility. When I came to work with a free muffin or coffee from my deli guy, my boss would say, “These things never happen to me.” To which I replied, “People respond to smiles.” He never got the hint. Eventually, I got to thinking, there are billions of people in the world. Some of whom must be positive thinkers like myself? Where are they?
So I quit my job and went on an unconscious quest. Not certain what I was looking for, I relied on my intuition to guide me to a situation, place, or group that better matched my personality. Then one day, I turned the the energetic girl next to me in yoga and thanked her for sharing her practice with me. We got to chatting about the power of positive thinking. She explained to me that she works for a company that values positive thinking, embracing possibility and supporting goals. She asked me if I would like a job.
And just like that, in the midst of doing something I love (yoga) and listening to my intuition (thanking the girl), I found my tribe. Seth Godin, best-selling author, entrepreneur and cheerleader for change, defines a tribe as “a group of people connected to each other, to a leader, to an idea.” So yeah, a tribe could be a cult; but in my case, my tribe is a group of beautiful and smart people who spend time in an environment that embraces positivity, freedom of expression and dancing. Yes, we dance.
If you have never found your tribe, the concept can be hard to grasp. Musicians have tribes. Bankers have tribes. Even stay-home mom’s have tribes. The difference though in a group and a tribe is that a tribe encourages you, moves you forward. You feel alive in your tribe. Tribes encourage you to take risks and learn when the risks fail. Tribes support your goals and dreams.
Tribes respond to the law of attraction; so walking around thinking “I don’t have a tribe” is unlikely to attract the people you want in your life. Rather, focus on what you do want. Manifest it. And if your tribe is critical and negative, you can unleash that after you find them.
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