“When you team up with others around goals,
you reach them much faster,” says Pimsleur. So round up a handful of accountability partners to provide group encouragement and help keep ideas moving forward. Think former colleagues, people from industry meet-ups, and even your entrepreneurial neighbor. Work-share spaces are beneficial here, says Pimsleur: “When people are sharing resources, there’s a nice possibility of collaboration.” Most important is a sense
of trust and a shared passion for working toward goals, even if those goals are unrelated. LaPorte’s board grew organically out
of a potluck dinner and
has been meeting monthly for eight years. The moral support it
provides is “just as important as financial information from
an adviser,” she says.