Who do You have in Your Corner?

Most of us have a healthy network of friends and family who are our supporters in our personal lives. Just like we have that support in our personal lives we need support from several people in our professional pursuits. In today’s blog I’m going to be discussing three types of people you want to consider having  in your corner to help you make it as a solo-entrepreneur. This would be especially true if you’re transitioning from the military to entrepreneurship since  this might be a totally new terrority for you.

#1 – The Supporter – this person supports you in all you do. They are your cheerleaders. They’re the ones that believe in you, your dreams, and will help you find ways to make them work! They will keep you real about what it is you are seeking to do, but they won’t be nay-sayers or bubble poppers. They want you to succeed, but they are not a “yes” person just to be saying “yes”.

#2 – The Informationist – this person is a researcher and information gatherer. They will do the grunt work that you don’t want or like to do. They will give you enough, and maybe even more than enough information you need to get you from where you are to where you want to be. This is important, because the lack of pertinent and correct information can “maim” a business.

#3 – Accountability Partner – this person will keep you honest and on track. They will check in with you and make sure you are doing what you say you’re going to do to reach the goals you’ve set for yourself. They will make you check in with reality, but not discourage you.

As you add these three types of people in your business life you’ll find that they will be a big help in supporting you to get your business up and running and to help you keep you on track and focus

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ABOUT KAREN: Karen, is a Military Transition Specialist and owner of Give Yourself Power. She has helped others find their true calling to work at what they love and love what they do. She loves it when the light bulb goes off for a client when they realize that with hard work, belief, and the willingness to do their part they CAN do what they love and make an income from it!

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4 Comments on “Who do You have in Your Corner?”

  1. Joan Says:

    Thank you Karen. I have been so thankful for all of the supporters I have. People who are not just absent-mindedly cheering me on.. but blatantly honest as well. 😉 Great topic!


    • Joan, I appreciate your comment. I’m learning that we need that “blatantly” honesty in our lives as well as in our businesses in order for us to go to the next level. I know it’s been very helpful for me! I feel if we are handled with kid gloves too much then we won’t take the next step/steps, will stay where we are which won’t allow us to achieve the goals we set for ourselves and experience the level of success we want.


  2. Great article and quite timely as I had recently become so wrapped up in ‘enjoying life’ that I lost focus of my long term goals and woke up one morning… “lost”. Thanks for getting me back on track. Its OK to play, I just need to keep my eyes on the prize. Thank you for being a Supporter, Informationist, Accountability Partner, and more importantly, most patient and dear friend!


    • You’re more than welcome and I’m glad I could be of help! Like you, I can get caught up in the playing, that I lose track of my goals. That’s why I understand the importance and grateful to have all three of those individuals in my personal and just as importantly my business life :). I’m grateful to also have dear friends like yourself!


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