In the words of Seth Godin, “A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate”.
I have wondered many times in my life why I connect with some people and why I don’t with others. Sometimes it’s just a feeling of “this person gets me” or “being around this person is easy”.
When you meet those people that you just know that you can connect with easily, you have the innate desire to be around them.
You feel connected to them on a level that you quite can’t put a finger on, but it simply just makes sense. You find yourself thinking about the joy they bring to your life and get very excited to be in their presence again.
Personally, I am fortunate to have a HUGE tribe in my family. My siblings and I are very close and I thank God for that every day. We have had our ups and downs and our internal shit storms along the way, but we always come out on top and better human beings because it.
I believe it is our siblings that allow us to grow the most as humans.
They push our boundaries…
They challenge us in ways no one else can…
They call us on our shit when no one else will…
When I know my siblings will say, “What the fuck Brandon???” I know that they love and care about me.
The other tribe I am fortunate to have in my life is my friends.
Some stay for season….
Then some leave for a reason…
Either way, I am one lucky dude to have met and have so many amazing people I have the honor of calling my friends.
Lastly, your other tribe is people who look up to you and admire the work or what you represent as a person.
You are their role model and sometimes their confidant…
You are there in their life to challenge something inside them and allow them to ask the tough questions about their life and what they really want from it.
Don’t hide from this duty. It’s your obligation to hold them in their power and assist them to become the best version of themselves, no matter how that looks.
I know I have the humble honor of being this individual for many people, and I gladly accept this.
Are you willing to stand in your power and embrace it as well?
When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of ‘ME TOO!’, be sure to cherish them.
Because those weirdos are your tribe.
Click the video below to watch a discussion I had today about the topic of Tribes.
I welcome your feedback and comments.