Countless business blogs recommend things like networking groups, co-working spaces, and business mentors to avoid business owner isolation. These are great for building your business network, but a true friend doesn’t require you to put on your work alter-ego just to have coffee.
You need a friend outside of your business contact sphere. Someone you can hang out with and just be yourself around.
So, how do we forge human connections that live outside our Hubspot sales funnel? Here are a few tips to break free from the small business owner isolation chamber.
Join a Church
Volunteer with a Non-work-related Charity
Coach Your Kid’s Sports Team
Join a Hobby Club
Attend Fitness Classes at the Gym
Take a Hobby Class at the Community College
Host a Neighborhood Barbecue
These are all great ways to meet new friends. Bonus: you can even include your family to strengthen your most important relationship bonds.
Friendships outside of work will help you recharge your batteries and avoid business owner isolation. Remember, the key is to build relationships that are not aimed at a business transaction.
Who do you know that wouldn’t think it’s weird to just hang out and talk about nothing?
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