Finding your circle, where you feel you belong gives you a fantastic system and sets you up for a future of support and success. Your 'circle', are the people who are around you and that support you in your endeavours, whether they are business or personal. You could even have different circles for business and for your personal life. It’s great to have lots of circles. Not everyone has found their circle yet, and that is okay.
If you find yourself without a circle, that should only tell you that you haven’t found the right people yet, and that is totally normal! Some of us may be lucky enough to find our circle early on and carry them with us through life. Others may have to search for a while before they’re in a situation to make the right friends, like when you start a business, attend college, university, start a new job, or even just partaking in a new hobby.
Sometimes, we can feel as though we don't fit in. It helps to recognise what you value, which could be loyalty, kindness, fun, and much more. With your values in mind, take a moment to think about what you expect from the people you surround yourself with. If the people around you don’t meet those expectations, you most likely haven’t found your circle, yet!
As human beings, we are all very different. It takes a lot of skill to be able to get on with everyone. Not everyone is going to be your cup of tea, and that goes for them too. Respecting other people and their opinions or beliefs regardless of differences should be easy, but actually putting effort into liking and being liked by everybody is an exhausting practice! So when you’re making new friends, how do you know you’re making the right choices?
Friends won’t ask you to change, and you shouldn’t need to change to make friends. You should be proud to be yourself! Always hold your values in your mind and don’t change them for the sake of making friends. After all, if your friends don’t like you for you, are they really your friends?
Once you find the people who share your values and build you up for who you are, not who they want you to be, you know you’ve found your circle.