The Power of Support

SupportA while back, I went to Asheville, NC to spend three days with a group of women I had never met.

We all came together with a common goal: to grow our businesses in the coming year.

Although our businesses were very diverse, we bonded quickly, because we were all on a very similar path. We all wanted to gain clarity, unearth roadblocks, and move ahead. Take action.

When I got home, I sat alone at my desk with a full schedule ahead of me, tons of paper all over my office, and a couple of bad weather school delays for my kids.

Normally I’d feel a little let down.


But, my new ‘sisters’ were rooting for me.

In fact, my friend Lisa Zimmerman reminded us that this year would be the year of ‘no sister left behind’.

And so, with the knowledge that my group was behind me, thinking of me and supporting me, I moved ahead.

  • Cleaned up my office.
  • Emptied my in-box.
  • Took my next action steps.

Because we were all in this together.

When you’re in transition, making changes in your life, don’t underestimate the power of support.

Do you want to change habits and eat healthier this year?

Look around you.

Some of my most successful (and fun!) weight loss clients coach with a friend.

So, ask yourself:

  • Who wants a goal that’s related to what you want?
  • Who always has your best interests at heart?
  • Who will point out your blind side?

Think about asking for support. The beauty of the twosome, or group, is that it becomes larger than the sum of its components. When you brainstorm with a friend, you both end up with more than you started with.

You’ll both benefit.

And, of course, it brings the fun factor WAY up!

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2 Responses to “The Power of Support”

  1. Stacey Pruim says:

    Great Post Cookie!
    We're on a similar path in the Gold stream….. and I can say the support is making the difference in spades for me!
    I love that "No Sister left behind" line… might need to steal it and modify it a bit (we have a couple of the male persuasion in our group 😉
    All the best in your endeavors!  I'm sure we'll hear as you all soar…
    PS Was fun meeting Randy too – he was at my table and is most humerous.

  2. Cookie says:

    Thanks, Stacey.
    Isn’t it amazing how you can apply the concepts we are learning about our businesses to life, weight, and just about anything.
    Enjoy your journey!