Okay, let’s face facts: no matter how smart, talented, or effective you are, it often helps to have a second, or third or fourth opinion.
Hence today’s Fireside Chat, all about mastermind groups.
This one’s special, though – instead of just me and Danny riffing on the subject, Danny interviewed Dov Gordon, the man who organized the mastermind group that Danny has been a part of for the past year and a half.
It’s a great interview, all about how to start and maintain an effective mastermind; what a mastermind group is, what are they good for, and what they *aren’t* good for, too…
Click here to listen to the podcast:
- We need each other to help us learn and improve. No one knows it all and can do it all. Other people can see things that you can’t about your own business.
- Getting outside perspectives are valuable. You can take other people’s experiences and apply them to your own situation.
- In order for a mastermind group to succeed it needs to have a very clear purpose or outcome. There needs to be an agenda.
- It takes time and commitment to start and continue a mastermind group. There needs to be someone who takes responsibility to lead the group.
- You should not view your mastermind group as “I promote you so you MUST promote me”. If it’s not a match, then there should be no requirement to promote something.
- The role of accountability should not be present in a Mastermind group. You don’t want to be in a group with people who you have to babysit.
- Don’t try to force conversation within the group, just try and spark it by sending interesting content that you see.
In the meantime, I’d like to hear from you: Have you thought about starting a mastermind group? What would be the goals or objective of your group? What would be the criteria for members to join?