The Importance of Having a Tribe

importance of finding a tribe

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler

If you know me well, you know I’m all about finding your tribe. Whether it’s online or offline, having a tribe or community in your life is super important. I’m always reminded of this when I think about the amazing people I’ve met in my life. The interactions I’ve had with the people in my tribe have had such an impact on my life and I’m forever grateful for you guys.

In today’s world, it’s never been easier to create or join a tribe. It’s kind of crazy to think that you can create meaningful relationships with people via social media. I’ve met so many great people online that I communicate with on a daily basis. (hey guys!! 👋)

I’ve also had great opportunities come my way through various tribes I’m connected with.  I’ve been able to find freelance work through online communities and I’ll be featured on a podcast soon. (I’ll share the deets and the link when everything is uploaded.) And just the other day, I went to DC for a blogger networking event and met a ton of amazing bloggers.

There’s a lot of scientific research out there that supports the importance of being a part of a tribe. What I found to be true is that it’s not just about having one tribe, it’s about having many tribes and connecting with people all over. It’s in our DNA to want to be a part of something. But not just anything, being a part of something that supports your growth…part of something moving forward in a big way that will help you further your life. If you’re having trouble finding a tribe.

Here are 4 ways to find your tribe:

1. Determine why you want to be a part of a tribe

Get clear on why you want to be a part of this tribe. There are a lot of communities out there that support different things. Make sure you find a group that supports who you want to be and what you’re trying to accomplish in life. Also, while it’s important to be clear on why you want to join a tribe, don’t just think about what you can get out of the experience also think about the value will you bring to the group.

2. Search for groups online that support your mission and overall goals

I’ve mentioned this before about joining Facebook groups and how you can connect with people all over the world. I’ve joined several travel-related Facebook groups as well as online business groups.

3. Look for events in your area on Eventbrite

Eventbrite is my jam! They always have great events on their site. What I also love about this site is that you can search for events by category as well as by location.

4. Stay connected  

This one is huge and can be difficult because sometimes life gets in the way. But it’s super important to stay connected to your tribe and continue to help each other flourish.

Find tribes that support your mission and who you want to be. Join communities of people that will support your overall growth. When you do this, you’ll realize there are a lot of similarities between us and yet so much you can learn from other people. I’m always so humbled and inspired by this when I travel and connect with people all over the world. Are you guys a part of any tribes?

  1. Toby R Williams

    January 18th, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    I’m trying to develop a tribe around my passion project and this is great advice.

  2. EboneeWilliams

    January 19th, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you!! Tribes are essential to our growth. I’d love to hear how everything goes with finding your tribe.

  3. Greg

    January 19th, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I agree that finding a tribe is important and this post is deep. Thank you for sharing. Living in my new city of Austin, and being so used to my last “tribe” in Boston that I had for over 20 years it is hard to find a new one aligned with my goals and where I am in at in life. Thanks for sharing.

  4. EboneeWilliams

    January 21st, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Thank you, Greg! It’s definitely important and I can relate to what you’re saying about moving to a different city. I moved from NYC back to Virginia and was in search of a tribe here too. While it can be challenging to find a tribe in a new city, it’s not impossible! Good luck finding your new tribe. I hope you’re able to use some of the tips I mentioned in the blog post to help you on your journey. xo

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