Positive thoughts and practices are the
weights that keep us sharp and toned.
What is a mastermind group?
A mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring group used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members. The concept was coined in 1925 by author Napoleon Hill in his book The Law of Success, and described in more detail in his 1937 book Think and Grow Rich.
My personal experience of being in a mastermind group has enriched my life in so many ways. Let me share my experience with you:)
How did I find my mastermind group?
My mastermind group was developed from knowing these ladies from a networking group in which we are all members. The networking group we are in meets once a month (pre-covid).
However, we were yearning for more support more often, so we created a weekly mastermind group aside from the monthly networking meeting.
The wonderful thing about coming from the same networking group is knowing that we all had similar mindsets so we knew that was a great foundation.
How many people should a mastermind have?
Through research, it says the ideal size of a mastermind group tends to have 4-8 members. It says less than four, the energy level can drop and more than eight, you’ll probably run out of time. My group currently has 7 members.
How does your mastermind work?
Being that there are seven various personalities, we do have strategies in place to make the most out of our meetings.
Here’s a jist of how someone sharing will form their thoughts:
1) What goals were/weren’t accomplished (yet) from last week.
2) What they plan to work on/accomplish this week.
3) Let us know how we can serve/support them.
(Examples of support: Taking a survey to help their business, supporting a post on their page, keeping an eye out if we hear about a job that will suit them, praying for a family member)
*Support comes in all types of ways and sometimes a goal for the week may not be business oriented. It may be decluttering a bedroom to feel more peaceful. The purpose is to support, whatever that looks like.)
How my mastermind has benefited me:
I’ve been a part of this particular mastermind for 5 years. I can think of SO MANY ways they have supported me, but the moment that comes to mind is when my uncle unexpectedly passed away. It threw my family and me for a loop. My mastermind, along with other AMAZING people planned out a food schedule to supply us with a meal every night. Y’all, I DIDNT HAVE TO COOK FOR A MONTH.
Let that sink in.
As all of your energy is going into planning the celebration of someone’s life, thinking about what to cook is not even on the radar. Food was cooked, ordered and delivered, or brought to us. I’m filled with emotion and such gratitude as I type this.
This is one of the many reasons why the support of a mastermind is a blessing. And I could talk for DAYS about how my business has flourished having people to regularly bounce ideas off of and most importantly, knowing what I say or any ideas I have will never leave the group. It’s the loyalty for me.
I asked my mastermind group to give me a few benefits they get from being in a mastermind.
Take a look:
- Community support
- Helps me stay focused
- Soundboard for ideas
- New perspectives
They had more lol but I don’t want to keep you long.
Create or join a mastermind group:
Since the pandemic, we have transitioned to virtual and it still works very well. The wonderful thing about today’s world is that everything is virtual!! Yes, the people in this particular mastermind group happen to be local, but it is very doable to create a group with people from all over the world!
“We may not have it all together, but together we have it all!”
- Women’s Prosperity Network
Let me know below if you are a part of a mastermind group or if you are interested in becoming a part
Until next time:)