The word can be as powerful and exciting as it sounds with the right group and momentum behind it. A Mastermind group is like having your own personal board of directors to provide support, brainstorm and challenge you to achieve fantastic results and goals. I am a believer that no one makes it on their own. Bringing collective thoughts together has the potential to expand an idea from a simple 'what if' to a 'this can happen'. It brings together the power of a group and for your benefit!
Many of us have found ourselves in uncharted waters whether it is a new job, no job, recent retirement, managing people for the first time or starting your first business. The 'firsts' brings new decisions as well as a demand for new skills. It can be incredibly exciting, scary and confusing at the same time.
Joining a Mastermind Group brings together a group of people with similar challenges that are looking to move forward and succeed. The beauty of the group is that the diversity of each member brings a myriad of talent, fresh perspectives and opinions. They will challenge your perceptions, hold you accountable for your stated goals and help you to problem solve when you are stuck. The point is that everyone brings something to the table to make the experience mutually beneficial to the team. A Mastermind Group is not a complaint-fest. It is an ACTION group and not for the faint of heart. It is an intimate gathering of powerhouses! Love it.
The options for the focus of a group are endless. The most important thing is that there is a defined purpose. Each member is invested in their personal growth and the growth of the members of the team. Not responsible for their growth, but genuinely supportive. Here are a couple examples of possible Mastermind Groups:
- New managers (group for people managing for the first time)
- Veteran managers (have been managing for years and looking to enhance or expand their skill set)
- Recent retirees (group for the recently retired and trying to determine what's next)
- Writers (group for people currently or starting to write a boo
- New moms (looking for sanity...just kidding. Sharing parenting ideas)
- Different Drummers (creative types navigating corporate America)
- POW -did you read last month's article? (this group is for folks looking to generate their compelling goals and achieving them
I am toying with the idea of starting a Mastermind Group because I believe in what they can do for folks. If you are toying with the idea of joining one, please complete the survey. Your answers will help me understand what folks are interested in. The survey should take no more than two minutes to complete. Don't hold back on listing what you may be interested in. This may be your time! Mastermind Survey
Can you start a Mastermind Group? Sure. One of the best resources I have seen on the topic of Mastermind Groups or how to start one is at Passion for Business. See the link in the left column of the newsletter.
The power of a group is amazing and no one truly makes it on their own. Join a Mastermind group and experience the energy of a dynamic group of committed individuals and turn your 'what if' into a reality.