WHAT IS A
Mastermind Groups are a “meeting of the minds” in every sense – a place where you can speak the truth and expect it in return. In a small group of like-minded individuals, members give and receive candid feedback, help each other brainstorm new possibilities, and set up accountability structures that keep members focused and on track. Together this community of supportive colleagues move the group to new heights by celebrating successes and always encourage each other through failures.
The mastermind concept of the was introduced by Napoleon Hill in his books The Law of Success and expanded Think And Grow Rich. In many ways Mastermind groups have been around since the beginning of time. Even Benjamin Franklin belonged to such a group, which he called a Junto. However it was Napoleon Hill who explained it clearly and encouraged people to gather together in a structured, repeatable environment for the success of all.
Napoleon Hill describes mastermind group principles 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 [the master mind].”
A mastermind group is like having an objective board of directors, a success team, and a peer advisory group — all rolled into one. Your mastermind partners give you feedback, help you brainstorm new possibilities, and set up accountability structures that keep you focused and on track. You create a community of supportive colleagues who brainstorm together to move the members to new heights. You’ll gain tremendous insights that improve your business and personal life
In our mastermind groups, the agenda belongs to the group and each person’s participation and commitment is crucial. Our groups require commitment, confidentiality, willingness to both give and receive advice and ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. Our mastermind group members act as catalysts for growth, devil’s advocates and supportive colleagues. Mastermind group members rely upon your participation, and you want to know that they are going to be around for you, too. This is the essence and value of mastermind groups.
In short, the more often you participate, and the deeper you go in discussions, the more you will get out of the group.
Groups typically meet in person or virtually for an hour on a weekly or bi-weekly cadence. Although there is no maximum length of time a group can be together, our groups require minimum commitment of 3 months. Why 3 months? Because the best groups — the most effective and bonded and helpful groups, the groups that help each individual to move rapidly toward their dreams — are ones that stick together for at least three months. The first few meetings are about getting to know each other’s situations. Only by the third or fourth meeting are you going deep enough, and taking enough actions, to start showing results.
Simply put, the more often you participate, and the deeper you go in discussions, the more you will get out of the group!
Through our mastermind group process, each group member will first create a goal, then design a plan to achieve it. The group helps each other with creative ideas and wise decisions-making along the way. Then, as members begin to implement their plans, they bring both success stories and problems to the group. Success stories are applauded (loudly!), and problem are solved through peer brainstorming and collective, creative thinking.
Our mastermind coaches help steer and guide each group towards achieving Eudimonia. Our coaches bring out the success of every member. They create trust and rapport in the group, help the members coach and advise each other, assist members in creating powerful goals, hold members accountable for getting things done, guide the group to deeper levels of discussion and manage the harmony of the group.
Our coaches help set mastermind group meeting agendas, ensure conversations stay on course, make sure conversations are deep and balanced, that all mastermind group meeting agenda items are covered in the time allotted, and work with members to create success — as each member defines it.
JOINING A GROUP
Imagine a room full of people who are brainstorming together to solve problems, make smarter (and faster) decisions, and design practical action plans. Now imagine that group of people focused on you and your situation. The power of a mastermind group is extensive if everyone works to help each other.
Our mastermind groups look for highly-motivated people who are both willing to ask for help and support, and are willing to give help and support to other people. Everyone prospers through this deep sharing of ideas and talents.
If you're ready to commit to your own personal and professional growth, contact us to join a group today.