“Find your tribe” is a catchy Instagram-worthy hashtag. Finding your tribe means finding like-minded individuals that one would gravitate towards often having shared goals or vision. It is part support group, part sounding board, part source of inspiration. Finding your tribe becomes all the more necessary if you are in the midst of a life-altering event such as starting your own business, making a career change or everything else in between. If you are female starting something and happen to live in Seattle, the F-Bomb Breakfast Club, founded by Megan McNally could be that tribe.
I heard about the F-Bomb Breakfast Club while in a prospect meeting. I was meeting a potential new client that was a referral from a graphic designer I have been working with for almost a year now. All three of us were female, and all of us owned our business or practice. It was in the course of our discussions the F-Bomb Breakfast Club was mentioned by the client. It also so happened the next monthly meeting was the next day at 7 am. That is super early for me. When I got home, I checked it online and asked to join their Facebook group. Reading the press coverage, it has received since starting last January was promising. Reading the conversations on their Facebook was encouraging. Next day I woke up at 6 am determined to attend my first F-Bomb Breakfast.
She was a collector of reflections looking for souls that could see deeply inside her soul.
― Shannon L. Alder
My first meeting did not disappoint. The room was packed with probably more than 100 interested and energic women. The agenda of the meeting was simple – opening remarks, five speakers, small group, reporting back and that is it. Megan who founded the group ran the meeting with the same energy and enthusiasm but making sure the meeting ran on schedule.
The meeting only last 90 minutes from the time the door opens to when it was adjourned. However, in those 90 minutes, it was packed with stories of women sharing their stories, learning from other women and finding the encouragement to do what is difficult. I walked away from the meeting feeling encouraged and hopeful of the possibilities that lay ahead.