The Wise Women's Council is now open for applications.

This is a nine-month long community program for women navigating big work across both parenting and entrepreneurship. Early bird discounts are available for those who apply before February 15th, 2019.  Learn more about the program here.


Making Friends: A Few Helpful Strategies

Sure, you know a LOT of people. But how many of those people do you consider true friends? Who would you really feel comfortable calling on in a crisis?

Maintaining meaningful friendships as adults can be a challenge, especially if you move to a new city or change jobs, but you can take a proactive approach, seeking out new people you connect with on a personal level. Yes, it takes work and commitment, but the benefits far outweigh the initial discomfort of putting yourself out there.

Today, I’m sharing a few helpful strategies around making friends as an adult. I offer advice on setting an intention and going to the places where likeminded people hang out. I also discuss the value in showing up by yourself, casting a wide net, and taking a chance on a new friend. Listen in for insight on starting your own groups and learn why I say YES when people offer to help!

The Startup Pregnant Podcast Episode #084

Some quotes from the episode

  • “[Friendship] can take work and commitment. It is far easier to not show up.”
  • “What do people like you like to do?”
  • “Sometimes I’m in seasons of expansion where I want to go out and meet a lot of new people and talk and explore. And then other times, I’m in periods of focus and contraction where I don’t really want to meet any new people. I just want to be in the zone where I am focused on the project I’m working on and deepening the relationships with people that are already in my life.”
  • “Cast the net wide and remember not to take it too personally.”
  • “Take a chance on a new friend.”
  • “Take the power back into your own life and heart—and know that you can start the group that you need. Form your own.”
  • “Say YES when people offer help.”
  • “Prioritize friendship.”

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
 

EPISODE SPONSOR & SPECIAL OFFER

This podcast is made possible by Alavita Nutrition, a tremendous resource when it comes to food, health, and wellness. The Alavita team is on a mission to make eating good food and understanding nutrition easier for busy moms. Head to https://www.alavitanutrition.com/ and use the code ‘startup pregnant’ for 20% off their self-paced programs or a nutrition consultation.

All of our sponsor offers are available on our website for you to grab the perks and discounts offered to podcast listeners: http://startuppregnant.com/sponsors.

THE STARTUP PREGNANT PODCAST & HOST

Join our private community for female founders + biz mamas:



The Wise Women's Council is now open for applications.

This is a nine-month long community program for women navigating big work across both parenting and entrepreneurship. Early bird discounts are available for those who apply before February 15th, 2019.  Learn more about the program here.