What comes to mind when you think of the word belonging?
When I read Brené Brown say ‘There’s nothing better than the warm embrace of belonging ….’ I thought yes that’s it, belonging does feel like a ‘warm embrace.’
Immediately I remember what it felt like being enfolded in Mum’s arms, then I think about how it feels when I’m with Roger, my husband.
I also feel that warm embrace with some close friends; those few friends who I know I can be open and honest with and I won’t be judged.
Behind that warm embrace I know it’s okay to be me; that I can be open and honest about my challenges and there will be no judgment, only understanding.
In my small business group Karen Knott guides and encourages us and we continue to learn and move forward in both our personal lives and small businesses. Karen also holds us accountable for any commitments we make, and that’s important to for me.
My Business Mastermind group is similar; there’s no judgment, only support, encouragement, empathy and compassion.