Change Your Community, Change Your World

The most successful people in the world will tell you that you are most like the 5 people that you hang out or surround yourself with. The word community comes from two words: common + unity.
We unite together when we find we have things in common. And even though we may have different opinions, backgrounds, experiences and beliefs, we are all human beings. Finding connection and creating community with others contributes to our health and well-being and also to our success. Let me just give you a couple of definitions: The World Health Organization (WHO) includes social well-being in its definition of health: A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being not merely the absence of disease. Wellness is defined as a state of being; an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. New studies are proving that having positive social relationships have both short and long term health effects, including emotional support and connection. In addition, sociologists have studied social relationships and have established a link between social connections and our health. When I decided to come to Spain, the first year I was here and building my business, I felt very isolated, but I was ok with it because I had it in my mind that I needed to work extra hard to get my business off the ground. I didn’t have many friends so I just worked all day. My boyfriend at the time would leave for work in the morning and find me in the exact same place with an empty plate and tea mug. I really felt that I needed to work but I didn’t make time for important things like community, which resulted in increased stress levels not just internally, but externally I was snippy, irritated, and not my best self which was also impacting my business.

I knew I needed to change.

So I started looking for social events and I came across Costa Women that was started by Ali Meehan 10 years ago as a means to make new friends, and now it is a network of over 9,000 women! It was a social coffee get together, and when I got there, there were about 25 to 30 women from all over the world sharing stories, supporting one another and making memories. I was so excited I started going to so many events and before I knew it, I was progressing not just personally, but professionally too. I was invited to speak at business networking events and at the 2019 Make It Happen International Women’s Day Event in Marbella, and earlier this year I was invited to be an IAWP Channel host and I did a seminar at B.I.G. Believe. Inspire. Grow. All because I chose to focus on connecting with and growing my community.

B.I.G. is…

B.I.G. is a women’s empowerment organization that offers women the inspiration, community and tools to move forward in their life, both personally and professionally. I’m super excited to be a part of these communities because I get to impact so many more entrepreneurial women wanting to switch direction, start a business, move into a new career. I’m even more excited because the newest opportunity that came up was to be the first international pod Leader for B.I.G. Nat International and we’re having a free info session on August 6 at 3pm EST and 9pm CET. If you’re looking for community, for inspiration, for tools and a whirlwind of opportunities, then you need to come and check it out at the very least. Click the link to register! Catch the Wellness For Wealth TV Episode and subscribe to my channel.
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