Accountability

Why Community is Important

Welcome to motherhood!

Congrats on launching your business!

Silence.

An all too familiar feeling for so many moms and so many entrepreneurs. It’s easy to find other people to be excited with us when we start a new chapter in our lives. Finding people to help us through the challenges as we progress through these chapters? Not so easy.

Let’s chat for a minute about the importance of community.

Community of Women

Why Find a Community?

Dictionary.com defines community as “a social…group sharing common characteristics or interests…”

Everything on our planet depends on community. Plants and animals depend on each other for protection, sustenance, and even friendship.

As humans, we are designed to be in relationship with others. It’s why we are instantly attached to our little ones before they’re even born. We need people to help us through the challenges and stresses of life. As the saying goes “United we stand, divided we fall.”

We need people to talk to, vent to, and get encouragement and wisdom from. We cannot know everything so it’s important to know others who can help us fill in the gaps. This goes for business and motherhood.

Community can be as simple as just two or three people being in regular communication; asking questions and giving advice. I have three kids so my best friend who is pregnant with her first is asking me all kinds of questions. I’m happy to answer and give her the wisdom I’ve learned over the last 6 years. However, I’m not her only go-to gal for these questions. She has others in her church community who she also goes to with questions because I don’t know it all either.

In the end, it’s about the fact that you have a few people you can go to for answers and encouragement.

Where to find a community

Where to Find it

Thankfully, the age of technology has made finding our community, or communities, very simple. Hop on Facebook, search using a keyword, and voila! An entire list of communities! Search a hashtag on Instagram. Find a local networking group through Meetup.

However, not every community will actually turn into your community. No matter the size of the group, there is a culture, feeling, and overall purpose for the group. You need to take the time to get to know those in the group to figure out if it’s right for you and your needs. When your determine a group is not a good fit, then leave it. Don’t feel guilty about this because that group won’t benefit from your presence anymore than you benefit from theirs.

I have found it challenging to find a group that is full of encouragement, training, and women who are both moms and business owners. It’s easy to find groups that have these aspects in them along with others or who’s focus is something other than encouragement and training. What’s a gal to do?!

Chaos Management for CEO Moms Facebook Group

New Facebook Group Just for You!

Well, this gal created a new Facebook group to serve specifically this group of ladies! If you are a mom who is in need of some training, encouragement, and community from other CEO moms then this is YOUR new community!

Chaos Management for CEO Moms is for those of us who need that extra boost throughout the week. We need a safe place to come and admit our failures in our attempts to balance our family and our business. We need a place where we can ask how to improve the systems or routines we have that are no longer working. We need a place to find friends who understand our exact brand of crazy!

In this group, I will go live each and every week with a training on a topic that YOU have requested. I will post what’s working for me, ask what’s working for you, and even let you know when something isn’t working for me. I am 100% involved in this group and will be inside commenting and responding to everyone every day.

If there’s one thing I know about being a CEO Mom it’s that it can be lonely and scary. I’m here to help you no longer feel that way!

Let’s build a community that is for one another, challenges one another, and learns from one another.

Let’s achieve our business goals while ditching the mom guilt. You deserve better. Your family deserves better. Your business deserves better.

Join us today! And don’t forget to invite your friends! 🙂

Katelyn Patton Accountability Coach

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