Mastering the Art of MasterMind

What is a Mastermind Group?

Though Mastermind groups have been around since the beginning of time, the concept of the “Mastermind alliance” was formally introduced by Napoleon Hill in his timeless classic, “Think and Grow Rich.” Even Benjamin Franklin belonged to such a group, which he called a Junto. A Mastermind group is designed to help you navigate through challenges using the collective intelligence of others.

“Masterminding is like-minded people, tapping into a universal consciousness, and asking it to help them create, shape and mold the outcomes of their life, in a process of unparalleled power.” Napoleon Hill

A Mastermind group offers a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. In addition, it helps you and your mastermind group members achieve success.

Group members challenge each other to set powerful goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them. The group requires commitment, confidentiality, and willingness to both give and receive advice and ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion.

Mastermind group members act as catalysts for growth, devil’s advocates and supportive colleagues. This is the essence and value of Mastermind groups.

What a Mastermind Group is NOT

A Mastermind Group is not:

  • A class. The main focus of a Mastermind group is the brainstorming and accountability support among the group members.
  • Group coaching. Mastermind groups are about the members sharing with each other, not about the Facilitator coaching individuals in a group setting.
  • A networking group. While you may share leads and resources with each other, it is not the main focus of the meetings. However, through your connections with other members, you will find plenty of joint venture opportunities, lead sharing, and professional networking.

What You’ll Get from Belonging to a Mastermind Group

In a Mastermind group, the agenda belongs to the group and each person’s commitment and participation is key. 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 which improve your business and personal life. Your Mastermind Group is like having an objective board of directors, a success team, and a peer advisory group, all rolled into one!

I am running a FREE pilot ‘beta test’ group, limiting the group size to four or six members, starting in September. If you are interested in creating something new and bigger for yourself, who can commit to a Mastermind group meeting (phone call) one hour per week for 12 weeks and are willing to be held accountable for your goals, please email me at cheryl.archer@glstrategiesinc.com.