Dear Entrepreneur,

Get a cheerleader; someone who stands on the sidelines, rooting for you—when the chips are down, someone who says to you, “Everything’s going to be okay” and makes the tough stuff and situations seem easier.

Get someone who is genuinely excited for your achievements and urges you to work harder—someone who gives you the verbal encouragement that will help you achieve your goals and perform better.

The best way to attract cheerleader types into your life is to show appreciation for others.

Endeavor to comment on the positive behaviors and contributions of your teammates, especially if you’ve neglected to say anything thus far.

Send a handwritten note to a teammate or a friend to thank him or her. The more you emit cheerleader vibes, the more likely you’ll magnetize these much needed friends to your own corner.

With love,