Mastermind groups are a fantastic way to broaden your knowledge base, get informed on new trends and techniques, share successes and ways to overcome failures. Mastermind groups correctly created deliver astounding results for the members. Anyone can start a mastermind group and invite people to participate. It really is that simple. What you focus on with your group determines on who should be invited in. I have had the fortune in my career to be part of many such groups. I want to share my take on what I think makes a great group for all those involved.
- Invite only people who are willing to actively participate and share knowledge and experiences.
- Do not limit your group to one way of thinking because it limits your thought. If everyone in your group is part of a single organization then you are a club and not a mastermind group. A mastermind group is not afraid of alternative views; in fact they embrace them.
- Invite people who have already achieved a high level of success and don’t have time to waste. These people will guide you through your own quest towards success. Challenge yourself by asking hard questions rather than supporting each other when average results are explained. Be careful here, I am not saying the group should be antagonizing or cruel to each other, but there should be challenge. Without out challenge there is no analysis, which results in no progress. The whole point of a mastermind group is progress, not rah rah support.
- Don’t limit yourself to people you know. Find people who you are impressed with, people you think won’t have the time, or wouldn’t be interested and just ask them. You might be surprised.
- Do not ever build your group around a single system. Taking an approach like this will never help you break through the barriers of that system—there are barriers with every system, so don’t take this personally. Look beyond your fence because there is golden thoughts and experiences in them thar hills.
- Be consistent and determined with the goals and objectives.