The phrase "Mastermind Group" was first coined by Napoleon Hill in his classic book, Think and Grow Rich.
Hill defines the 'mastermind' as "coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose". Simply, a mastermind group is a team that meets regularly to provide focus and support to each other in achieving important life goals.
Our Mastermind groups are comprised of 4-6 members who are committed to making things happen in their life. They usually meet twice a month in person or by teleconference. Members set goals in five spheres in order to achieve a balanced life. Often when we start a business or are heavily involved in our careers or families, we lose sight of other important parts of our lives. Mastermind promotes success in all aspects of our lives.
Goal setting can sound tedious. Even if we manage to write down our goals they often end up in our desk drawer without a second glance. Mastermind meetings are not tedious. There is a safe, supportive, lively atmosphere that supports growth and achievement. People such as Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield (authors of the Chicken Soup series) participate in Mastermind in order to stay on track.
How do I join Mastermind?
Initially, you would attend an existing Mastermind session and observe. If you choose to continue you are asked to consider what you want to achieve in each of the goal areas in the next year and write down the goals in a "Mastermind" book. (If you are stuck for a year's master plan, the facilitator will offer you vision generating exercises.) You then discuss your goals with the group. The group gives you feedback and support. Subsequently you break down your year long goals into steps achievable during the time between meetings. Often participants initially work on refining their goal writing to make goals specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, energized and rewarded. These processes and criteria make goal setting consistent and focused, and keep us from having to "reinvent the wheel" of where we are going every few weeks.
Mastermind also serves as an important opportunity for feedback from your team on projects that you are designing e.g. showing them prototypes of your advertising. Members provide important networking information and opportunities to each other.
When a Mastermind participant is faced with a challenge there are other minds with creative suggestions. Likewise there are celebrations of successes with people who have followed your progress and are strongly supportive.
If you are interested in joining an existing Mastermind group or in obtaining assistance with forming your own group contact us.