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  • Jacqui Rosser

Support is often in unexpected places

I love the way that life can take so many unexpected turns and things happen that startle and surprise you. I have been attending a lot of events recently and met many interesting people from all walks of life and with so many different experiences.

I have recently joined a networking group and we carried out an activity whereby we sat in small groups. Each person in turn shared a business challenge with the group. The rest of the group had to come up with ideas of how they could help that person with their challenge. Even in small groups it was incredible how much knowledge and help that was offered and available.

One of the people in my group, an incredibly creative guy, was struggling to deal with working at home alone and get himself organised to do the things that made him productive and earned him money. He was given some great time management techniques which he has now implemented. How do I know? Because we agreed to be buddies. Make each other accountable.

We recognised that we were both experiencing similar issues and because we shared it we could do something about it. Have you let others know that you need help or are you too, struggling alone either in your business or personal life?

My buddy and I now meet once a week in a quiet coffee shop and talk about what we wanted to achieve over the last week and what we have achieved. It’s truly a wonderful thing to share experiences, ideas and just listen to each other. When I lived with my alcoholic husband, that’s all I wanted – to be able to talk and share my day. That’s not easy when you’re staring into glassy eyes and the responses are incoherent. Now, I no longer have to worry about that.

You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive and the support

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