Connecting with our tribe



A summary of the book: Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin says: “A tribe is any group of people, large or small, who are connected to one another, a leader, and an idea. For millions of years, humans have been seeking out tribes, be they religious, ethnic, economic, political, or even musical (think of the Deadheads). It’s our nature.” (Amazon.com)

As an entrepreneur, writer or other artist, success may be furthered by – even depend on – connecting with your ‘tribe’ of people who can support and benefit from your work.

Coach Molly Gordon explains,

Marketer and blogger Seth Godin defines a tribe as “a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea.”

In the case of your tribe of just-right clients, you are the leader, responsible for giving them care and guidance.

Not in a patronizing way, but to the extent that they depend on you to do good work and to lead them toward things that match their needs.

You and your just-right clients are connected through your work, the way you market that work, and the sales conversations you have.

(Selling is a conversation. But you knew that, right?)

Finally, you and your tribe of just-right clients are connected to an idea.

> Continued in her article: Challenges of connecting with your tribe.

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Originally posted 2012-01-09 22:05:29.

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