6 Soul Sisters You Need to Elevate Your Circle
How would you describe your friends?
I’ve always had associates but only a few friends that I’d call my soul sisters. I’d describe these women as the ones who inspired me, made me laugh, and who have helped me create some awesome experiences.These women changed me in some way. And I hope that we can stay close for a long time.
But the truth is, everyone isn’t meant to stay in your life forever. Sometimes people outgrow each other and that’s ok. Sometimes those unexpected encounters turn into the start of a new friendship. It’s like that old saying “Some people come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime”. We don’t need friends to survive but we do need them to thrive.
So, here’s the type of soul sisters that will elevate your circle.
The Social Butterfly
This is your soul sister who lights up a room. She knows everyone and everyone knows her. She’s insanely likeable and charismatic. This friend doesn’t go to the party, she is the party! Her social calendar is filled months in advance and she has an endless amount of connections. The lesson you can learn from her is how to network and be more personable. Watch how she stands out from the crowd. Let her introduce you to the right people who can help you (for example: to get a job interview, meet new business partners, you name it.)
This is the soul sister you brag on, because she is doing it BIG! This is the friend that works hard for everything she wants in life. You love watching her succeed because you see how hard she pushes herself, despite whatever obstacles she faces. She is smart, driven, and independent. If someone told her she couldn’t do something, that would just push her even harder to prove them wrong. She’s the one juggling a career, school, and family responsibilities - and does it all with a smile on her face. She can turn $10 into $100. She has enormous goals and an action plan to achieve them. She inspires you to make your dreams a reality.
The Tough Love Sister
You know that sister who is always honest? She may not tell you what you want to hear, but she always tells you what you need to hear. This person is critical for your circle. You need at least one friend you can always go to for raw advice. They aren’t a hater or someone who speaks negatively, but they will tell you the truth. This sister knows you like the back of their hand, and they refuse to see you making poor choices or stupid decisions over and over again. They want to see you prosper, and do your best. This sister is honest and loyal. Remember, it’s not just about who’s in your circle, but also who’s in your corner when things get tough.
The Next Stage Sister
Find a friend that is older and wiser than you! This sister is like your personal mentor. She’s been there and done that. She’s seen and experienced so many things, therefore she can give you some profound advice and guidance. For example, if you plan on having a family one day, become friends with someone who’s been married a while and already has kids. Let her share the growing pains, the trials and triumphs, and the secret sauce needed to make it work. This friendship shows you a glimpse of what the future could hold.
The Fearless Sister
This friend has an endless bucket list of adventures. She shows no fear and enjoys a good challenge. She’s the sister who encourages you to do something that scares you once in a while. She isn’t a reckless person, but instead a risk taker. She feels life shouldn’t be taken for granted, so she lives each day to the fullest. This friend will push you out of our comfort zone and beyond your limits.
The Complete Opposite
Of course, we naturally bond with people who look like us, talk like us, or come from the same area as us. But, we should have at least one friend who is completely different than us; whether that be race, age, beliefs, or even the opposite sex. Because being around people that are different, exposes you to new ideas, helps to develop a broader outlook, and ultimately understand new perspectives.
What are the best lessons you’ve learned from your soul sisters?