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Reasons why it fucking rocks to be in a girl gang!


Earlier this year I set up This Sister Scribes after a couple of years of freelance writing and winging it all by myself. I blitzed my website and social media in a day, two weeks before running a marathon, and began to research ways of learning more about running a business.

I'd been working with a life coach for a couple of weeks (the amazing Emma-Jean) who had given me these phenomenal "eureka!" moments, and made me realise there is more out there than writing boring copy for generic businesses...and when we talked about biz support, she pointed me in the direction of the Female Entrepreneur Association. I watched a load of Carrie Green's videos on YouTube and decided to join one of her free webinars. I loved the positive way she spoke about building your business and - after a sneak peek of the Members' Club - I decided to invest in joining.

As mentioned, I was about to run a marathon - actually I had two within two weeks of each other - and little did I know that I would make myself pretty ill. I got pleurisy because I ran them with a chest infection. Not the best idea I've ever had. Anyway, because I was unable to work, and on strict orders to rest, I spent my days laying on the sofa working through Carrie's FEA workbooks and Members' Club content. I also spent A LOT of time on Instagram, growing my following and doing lots of networking online.

This is when I came across the phenomenal Sapphire Bates. I saw a post she'd put up about #communityovercompetition and from that moment I was hooked. Her insta was full of empowering quotes and her stories made me feel less shit about being alone in the world of business and struggling to keep on top of it all. I knew I'd found my online sisterhood.

And then it happened. She launched her membership: The Coven. A girl gang full of extraordinary women who will raise each other up and support one another to achieve their dreams. I know it sounds really cheesy but joining The Coven is possibly the best thing I've done for my business this year.

Already, since joining in May, we've had oodles of value given to us. The professional development training sessions in the Facebook group have been invaluable - Crushing the Can't (Sophie French), SEO (Emii Lou), Comparison coaching (Lucy Sheridan), PR (Rose Davies-Smith)...honestly, it's been immensly helpful.

We get accountability calls each month with Sapphire and her crew, which is ESSENTIAL for many of us who work alone from home. There's a book club, to encourage us to develop and grow. And the connections I've made with other women in biz have been awesome.

So I've come up with a few reasons you ought to join a girl gang:

  1. Support - Once you find the tribe you'd like to be a part of, they'll be an endless place to get support. Of all sorts. Not just business. Share your wins, find solace in your challenges...ask for help!

  2. Training - You'll be able to access tonnes of training sessions, online, in person and resources that'll help you grow your biz

  3. Sisterhood - You will be amongst likeminded women and be able to help raise other women up as well as seek advice when needed.

  4. Grow your business - being in a girl gang means you're networking, and members tend to share the shit out of each others' amazingness. You'll get clients through the group and recommendations, as well as loads of advice from women who are experts in their fields.

  5. Ease your anxiety - when you're running a business it can feel pretty lonely. Joining a girl gang means you don't have to be on your own any more. They are just a click away from you. I am definitely less anxious than I used to be because I know I'm not alone. I've reached out to members of both the girl gangs I'm in and they've been amazingly supportive.

(Also, I hasten to add that it doesn't have to be The Coven, or FEA, just go with what feels right for you and your business!)

Have you joined a business girl gang yet? If you have, which one? How did you know it was the right one for you? Share in the comments what you love about the tribe you've found!

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