Vegan Startup Mini Toolkit: day 3
You’re on day three! Congratulations!
By now you’ve armed yourself with a few resources to help you find vegan meals, and you’ve shifted your mindset from “what am I removing” to “what can I add” into your vegan diet.
Today’s tip is one that will help you stay on track, stay motivated, and ensure the likelihood that you’ll continue to eat a vegan diet (or vegan-ish diet) depending on your goal.
Today’s tip is about community. If you’re the only person in your family, friend group, or workplace that eats a vegan diet, chances are you may feel a bit like an outsider when you go vegan. You may be surrounded by people who have not woken up to the same realities that you have. They may not value the same reasons for going vegan that you value yourself. It’s hard to learn how to navigate something new, while defending your position to those you love most.
Today’s tip is to expand your circle of friends to include those part of the vegan community. Thankfully with technology we have so many options with how to connect with others! You can follow other vegans on social media and connect with people that way. Join Facebook groups and watch YouTube videos. Follow some vegan blogs. If you’re not interested in technology you can find local vegan festivals in your area or local vegan talks. You can go visit vegan restaurants and make friends! I’ve found lots of vegan restaurants are owned by small business owners that also put on events. If you have an acquaintance who is vegan, maybe try to spend more time and develop a closer friendship.
It’s great to feel supported in any area of your life, especially an area where you’re making a positive change. I also have some great community resources in my Vegan 101: Vegan Eating Made Easy program, and offer a private Facebook group where attendees can befriend like-minded people.
The great thing about making positive changes like adopting a vegan diet, is those close to you will see you thriving and may eventually be inspired to do the same. Don’t be surprised if your friends and family start becoming interested, asking questions, and eventually adopt a vegan diet as well. In the meantime expanding your circle to include some new vegan friends will help you tremendously in your desire to transition to a vegan diet.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these three videos! These tips will help you get started on your journey toward eating a vegan diet. If you’d like to continue your journey and learn more, you can reach out to myself directly or check out my “Vegan 101: Vegan Eating Made Easy” online program.
Thank you for your time, I appreciate you SO MUCH for your interest in adopting a vegan lifestyle. Have a beautiful day!