Have you ever heard of a power tribe? A power tribe is a group of people that are connected around a common goal and a desire to advance. Key power tribe members can be categorized as those looking to take their life, business and influence to the next level.
How do they work? Power tribes are typically led by a ‘group runner’ who helps everyone work together in the most effective way possible. This person takes the lead on organizing the fundamentals of whatever your power tribe is and what members are looking to gain from it. Typically, members participate in things like weekend retreats, round table discussions, group Q&As and one-on-one sessions centered around the topics or themes important to the group.
The concept of a power tribe was first introduced by Lewis Howes. Howes is a former pro football player turned lifestyle entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and New York Times best-selling author. To sum it up, he has successfully made a career out of helping other people make a living doing what they love. The entire idea behind his movement is his own power tribe that shares inspiring stories from successful business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities to help his community find out what makes great people great.
At this point, you’re probably wondering why I’m writing about power tribes. Well, I recently decided to follow the advice of Lewis Howes and establish my own power tribe. I’ve heard and read about the many benefits and I can’t wait to see for myself.
Here are some of the benefits of having a power tribe:
- Inspiration – Hearing about the business goals and plans of others in your power tribe is certain to help you move your own goal setting and ambitions to the next level.
- Impact – Surrounding yourself with influencers only helps to understand and grow your own influence.
- Ideas – Learn from the expertise and experiences of others in your power tribe.
- Accountability – The old saying that “iron sharpens iron” has never been truer. When you share your goals with those in your power tribe you will be more likely to follow through. Just imagine the pressure of saying that you will reach out to that new business contact before the next meeting and then not following through. No one wants to be that guy.
- High-level coaching – Make sure that you’re inviting the right people to your power tribe. You want a group with diverse backgrounds to give everyone exposure to expertise and experiences they would not normally encounter. You will find yourselves giving each other professional development pointers and coaching each other through certain scenarios.
Want to know more? You can listen to Lewis Howes’ 12-minute power tribe podcast here.
After digging in and learning more about the concept of power tribes and what makes them successful (or unsuccessful) — it became clear that participants had to willingly be open in all aspects of their life as well as willing to really invest in themselves.
Interested in establishing a power tribe of your own? Here are a couple of tips on how to get started.
- Establish your recurring meeting time up front.
- Create an agenda and distribute it ahead of the meeting.
- Stay on topic and save the socializing for before or after your formal meeting.
Stay tuned for updates and results from my power tribe!