A support system is a group of people who provide you with mental, emotional, and practical support when needed. They are also the people who support you when you’re doing well. Most support systems include family, close friends, work colleagues, etc. Without a support system, you may feel alone, depressed, and have no back to fall on when times are tough.
When developing a support group, you must know what you want. For example, if you are looking for professional support, look within professional organizations, reach out to people on LinkedIn, look up local entrepreneurship groups, or get to know your co-workers and employees better.
If you’re having difficulty finding people for your support group, try joining a gym or hobby club or volunteering for something you’re passionate about. This can help you meet good people with similar passions to add to your support group.
Build relationships with people by regularly checking in and asking how they’re doing. Don’t be scared of sharing what’s on your mind. If you open up to your support system, they may open up to you, and your relationship will strengthen.