The 9th Area: External Spiritual – Your Group, Your Tribe, Your Community.

You will need to surround yourself with others who support you. You will become more successful if you have a team around you to help you succeed. People can’t do it alone. People need to be together to help each other succeed.

 The ninth area is external spiritual. It Includes:

Your Group

We are all human, and we all need something more than ourselves. We need to belong to a group of people, a team, a family, or a tribe. And our spiritual needs are just like those of any other kind of need. The more we are part of a group, the more we want to belong to it. I believe that the key to having a group you are passionate about is having your own personal experience with your group. 

Your Tribe

How do you connect with people who are going through what you’re going through, and why are they willing to share their experiences? People with similar interests gravitate toward each other, and they seek out those who have gone before them and are still doing it.

Your tribe is the group of people that you connect to through the internet, the media, and the real world. They’re people who share your interests, beliefs, and values. Most people have one tribe, but some people have multiple tribes. For example, a person may have a strong political tribe (the people they associate with politically) and a music tribe (the people they associate with musically).

People who have a strong bond with their tribe (or “tribe”) are motivated to reach out to and connect with others who share their beliefs, values, and interests. The more you are engaged with your tribe, the more likely you are to feel valued, supported, and connected.

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Your Community

It is important to consider the community that surrounds you. It’s important to have a community around you that supports you, promotes you, and helps you succeed in your endeavors.  Your community is the group of people that you know, trust, and respect. This community will consist of family members, friends, and co-workers. You should spend time with your community every day. Socialize. Eat lunch with someone, pick up the phone and give them a call.

Your Network

Your network can be a powerful tool in helping you achieve your goals. However, if it’s not properly cultivated and nurtured, it will either be ineffective or even harmful to you. So it’s up to you to decide whether or not your network will be a help or hindrance.

 I am a huge advocate of networking because if you know how to network, you’ll meet people who can help you and those people will become your trusted advisors. It also builds your credibility and gets you face time with industry leaders. 

Where You Choose To Spend Your Free Time

What are you spending your time doing? What would you like to spend more time doing? What are you spending time on? And who are you spending your time with? How does this help you make decisions about how you spend your free time? Think about what makes you happy and what fulfills you and align yourself with those activities.

There are countless ways to spend your free time. Some people go hiking, others go camping, but many choose to spend their free time watching movies, going to concerts, playing video games or playing sports. 

Think about a time in your life when you were happiest. There’s a reason that feeling stays with you. That’s why you choose to spend your free time pursuing those activities and why you choose to pursue that activity again. You are choosing to spend your free time doing what you enjoy most. If you’re not happy with your current activities, you have to change them.

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Where You Like To Hang Out

In the external spiritual world, you like to hang out with people who share your interests, your values and ideals. You should know who you spend the most time with. Who is your most important influence? What are you connecting with?

If you aren’t getting this, you may not be making good decisions about your life. The external spiritual world is a mirror for the internal spiritual world. Your thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and ideals will show up in your relationships, both in the physical and spiritual realms. 

The key is to see what you are attracting into your life. Do you find yourself surrounded by people who share your beliefs, or do you find yourself surrounded by people who don’t share them? Are you in situations where you are constantly being pushed away from the things that you care about? Are you meeting people who don’t seem to have anything in common with you, or are they all interested in the same things as you? If you are going through life alone, then you are not making good choices.