Your network determines your net worth
I have two clients, who have recently found the courage to leave networking groups that they had been members of for a long time. When I say courage, I mean it, I had to have countless conversations with these clients to talk them through their fears of letting people down and having the bravery to make that final call.
It is really strange; as women, we can have this false sense of loyalty towards what does not work for us. Each of these clients had far outgrown these networking groups. In fact, they had both voiced their frustration, to me, when their services were requested by other members of the group, because the work was now below the value of the business that they had both created for themselves.
It is so important to surround yourself with the right people. In order to move your life and business forward, you need to have the support, inspiration and positive energy from good people. People who will enhance your life not drain from it.
It is probably the biggest piece of advice I give to clients and that is to move on. Too many people stay where they are comfortable, but most of the time, in business, comfortable holds you back. They stay where they feel loyal but loyalty does not pay the bills or grow your business.