Tap Into A Community Of Masterminds And Be Successful Doing What You Love.
It’s Spring, and as the clocks move forward one hour, we, as small business owners and creative entrepreneurs are looking for ways to accelerate our own growth. We’re looking for extra time to work ON our business rather than IN our business.
What if you had a group of “business best friends” to help you? And what if those same friends kept you motivated and accountable to reaching your business goals? Brainstormed new ideas with you, and helped you make big decisions?
Then you may be looking for a Mastermind Group…
What Is A Mastermind Group?
The concept of the Mastermind Group was introduced by Napoleon Hill in the early 1900’s.
He described a Mastermind Group as “the coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony. No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.”
Put simply, a Mastermind Group brings together committed business owners who agree to meet regularly and help each other grow. Everything shared in the group is kept confidential and they are committed to attend the meetings regularly.
Did you know many of your favorite Disney moments from the 1930-1970s were birthed from a Mastermind Group of animators? Walt Disney referred to them as “Nine Old Men.”
While still in their twenties and thirties, when Walt Disney first coined the phrase, this Mastermind Group brought to the world such classics as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, and many others.
It’s obvious that their collective was a breeding ground for creativity! Imagine what it could do for you…and what you would begin to talk about.
What Do You Talk About In A Mastermind Group?
During the monthly or bi-monthly meetings, you talk about whatever is going on in your business, whether it’s victories, lessons, fears and struggles. You can bounce ideas off the others, and offer suggestions based on your own experience.
The best part: they completely understand what you’re going through! They’re entrepreneurs, solo-preneurs and small business owners too, so it’s likely someone will know a solution or suggestion for any initiatives or problems you have.
There are so many benefits to a Mastermind Group, but do you know the one that people appreciate the most?
Benefits Of A Mastermind Group
The biggest benefit is that you’re not alone anymore. Together, masterminds generate new ideas and discuss new initiatives to undertake.
There is a special energy that surrounds a group of growth-minded individuals working collaboratively. It’s an energy that lifts the individual and the group. Participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion.
- Share ideas and solve challenges in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
- Generate new business ideas.
- Support when business, (or life) is difficult.
- Focus & clarity as the group will help keep you on track.
- Create deep and lasting connections with some incredible people.
Having contact with other small business owners and creative entrepreneurs who are travelling similar roads in life is inspiring, motivating, and truly necessary for a healthy mindset. Your group will quickly become your business best friends and you’ll start to look forward to every meeting.
When Masterminds Meet
Mastermind Groups meet twice a month for 90 minutes. They usually offer an agenda of success stories, brainstorming, and problem solving.
A group facilitator is tasked with making sure conversations are deep and balanced, that all voices are heard and that all group meeting agenda items are covered in the time allotted.
Betty Hasker and Glorie Averbach are career entrepreneurs and know the benefit of mastermind support. Sharing and learning from each other’s experience is an invaluable tool for growing your business. You can read their bio here.
We would love to have you join our mastermind groups. Visit our membership page to learn more.
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