What will a Mastermind Group do for you?
A mastermind group is a group of people who meet regularly to push themselves towards their goals, hold each other accountable and tackle challenges together. They’ve been used by some of the most successful people throughout history.
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One of the most powerful tools ever used by successful people is the mastermind group.
Andrew Carnegie had a mastermind group and so did Henry Ford. In fact, Ford would mastermind with brilliant thinkers like Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and others in a group they held at their winter mansions in Coral Gables, Florida. A mastermind group can focus special energy on your effort in the form of knowledge, resources and spiritual energy too.
While you must always do the work of becoming a great success, a mastermind group can harness and maximize the spiritual focus behind your success. Napoleon Hill said that if we are in tune with THE Mastermind—that is, God, the Universal Power or whatever term you use for the all-powerful life force, we have significantly more positive energy available to us—power that can be focused on our success.
A mastermind group can focus special energy on your effort in the form of knowledge, resources and spiritual energy too.
How Masterminding Works
A Mastermind is a small group of peers who share similar interests and goals. They meet on a regular basis to discuss issues or problems that members are facing, brainstorm solutions, and support each other.
With the right group, you are surrounded with like-minded people who understand your mission and encourage you to pursue your goals.
Napoleon Hill, in his classic book Think and Grow Rich, introduced the term “master mind”. Mastermind groups have been used throughout history, however, he explained it as follows:
“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).
As a member of a mastermind group, you tap into the wisdom of a group of leaders. You are exposed to different perspectives, and draw on diverse skills and experiences. You get insights, advice, support, shorten your learning curve, set goals, solve problems, and are held accountable. You benefit by gaining a clarity of focus, getting inspired, and making better decisions.
- Because you want to grow both professionally and personally;
- Because you want to brainstorm creative solutions with your peers;
- Because you want to be held accountable and reach bigger goals;
- Because you want an encouraging team working on your behalf;
- Because you want to be supported and are willing to be supportive to the other members too;
- Because you want to break out of your box and reach new levels of success; and
- Because you can commit to attending and participating in the meetings.
The meeting starts with everyone in the group sharing a success they had since the last meeting. Then there may be a learning segment to discuss a topic or a chapter from a book. We then have the “Hot Seats” portion of the meeting. We end with everyone sharing learnings from the session.
A hot seat is where you get the opportunity to address your question or problem with the group. You’re forced to gain clarity about what you are asking, so you can explain it. The rest of the members brainstorm to help provide solutions. You will find that you’ll get more ideas and insights than you can generate on your own. Depending on the number of members and the length of the meeting, a hot seat can last from 5 to 15 minutes.