Most people in business usually succeed because of a secret tool or technique they used in achieving their dreams and aspirations.
In the early 90’s or even today’s modern icons in business, the most powerful tool ever used by these successful people is called the Mastermind Group.
If you are ready to begin a mastermind group, or in case you are curious how to start or join this group. Here are some steps you need to consider.
Choose people at various levels in their business. Look for people at different levels who engage themselves in activities they have never experienced before. Seek out people who want to try something new simply because they feel like they have been bombarded with non-stop preoccupation- be it in work, family matters, extra commitments, etc.
These people are perfect for this group because they need some space where they could find ease or relaxation, especially how to quiet their minds from external demands they need to accomplish.
Select a Topic. You can share or pick any idea or concept that captures your interest. It can be broad or simply narrow. You may likewise share your entire life if possible.
You can also start sharing something about your personal life, health, career, schools, or some other broad areas you think the call for an improvement. In the discussion, it does not matter if the topic is either professional or personal.
What really matters would be the value of insights that each member could get from the conversation.
Be Mindful of the Rules. It is important to provide some rules and boundaries for personal protection. Setting out rules in every activity or encounter is necessary. Let the members understand the importance of the rules.
Remind everyone that rules are not meant to stifle people. The purpose is to ensure mutual respect of every member and to keep everyone in line. However, you may opt to have strict ground rules if necessary.
Set the Meeting. A mastermind meeting is usually conducted one hour every other week or weekly. The meeting can also be conducted virtually or via phone calls by following a format of the program for ensuring that each participant stays connected, as well as to meet their everyday needs.
The purpose of the meeting is to create an agenda since the mastermind group usually has some explicit topics to discuss. It is important as well to remind all members to be on time and remain until the program ends.
The purpose of the meeting is to give everyone the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about something. Hence, it is a requirement to listen and do not interrupt while others are still talking or sharing their experiences.
As the group evolves, members will be able to open more things about themselves spontaneously. Each member can answer with whatever they feel comfortable sharing.
And that is it! I hope this article is helpful for you. Your success depends on being part of a supportive group that facilitates your growth and helps you overcome any obstacles you may encounter. It may be scary at first. But I promise you it is helpful and the most powerful thing you can do for yourself and your business. Now, put yourself out there and start one today!