You will have noticed that one of our hashtags for Entrepreneurial Babes is #supportingeachotherinbusiness
This week Ali supported me in one of my public speaking events here in the Limestone Coast. I struggle with night time driving as a result of eye strain and have been advised by my behavioural optometrist to avoid night time driving. Also, I have challenges in valuing my product line and making sales which is one of Ali’s strengths. Ali took it upon herself to support me in selling my Puraforce Remedies and driving me to my gig so that I was calm, prepared and ready to perform.
Attending this event together was a wonderful experience as although we have done these things previously we really stepped into another level of our friendship. Being identified as our friendship and as the Entrepreneurial Babes by the attendees that night was really special. We realised what an incredible opportunity sharing our story has been for women, that we all crave and desire a friendship like ours.
What came up for us is that for too long we have been in a place of unloving behaviours as women. Stuck in gossip, jealousy and competition we have not stepped out to actively support one another. On the drive home we talked about this and how one of our aspirations as the Entrepreneurial Babes is to create awareness and advocacy for loving friendships among professional women.
Ali held the space for me that night and took me to a level of performance that was higher than when Ali was not in the room. I smiled and even made a few jokes which is new for me, which shows how our loving friendship and Ali’s fun is permeating into every cell of my passion and business expression.
What a gift we have in this friendship. We are so so lucky to have one another, but we also know that there are women all over the world who have these friendships in their lives but have not committed to them. They have that special connection but have not acted on them or supported each other on this corporate level.
I have been doing business alone for 12 long years. Let me tell you success is great but it can get lonely at the top. Having Ali there to celebrate my success on the way home was a new experience for me as I have previously just told myself quietly on the drive home – well done. Instead we sang and laughed and joked until midnight.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if more corporate and professional business women supported each other like Ali did for me this week…
Until next time,
Love Nic and Ali