Think back to when you were a teenager.
Now think about the advice you received from the adults around you.
Most likely, a lot of the advice was [not so warmly] received with an eye roll and a “yeah, whatever”, but looking back, that advice was like little golden nuggets that still ring true today.
One of my favorites is, “Choose your friends wisely”.
Renowned businessman, Jim Rohn, said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”.
Jim so eloquently transitioned the advice given to me early on in my life to give me perspective in my business life.
Earlier this year, I joined a Mastermind Group. A group of people that are experiencing the same challenges and triumphs that I face everyday in my business. While we are each in different niches and phases in our businesses, we are there for each other. Helping each other grow, giving each other advice and new perspectives in such an encouraging way! It’s safe to say that we have seen each other at our worst and at our best.
Last week, my husband and I spent a couple of days with our mastermind group.
We spent 48 hours brainstorming, sitting in hot seats and exploring the zip lines of Tennessee and nearly plummeting to my death…. I’ll tell you about it later, but suffice it to say that another reason to have a mastermind group is that they pray for you when you’re scared out of your mind, flying straight toward a tree. My husband saved me before becoming one with said tree, so I’m safe and have a great story to tell!
While I sat in a room with my peers, the quote from Jim, popped into my head. I looked at the people I was surrounded by and I felt good about my decision.
If I’m the average of these brilliant people, then I’m doing really well! I never want to be the smartest person in the room, because I want to continue to learn and grow. I love learning from others and this group has pushed me and I’m forever grateful!
Are you curious about joining a mastermind group? You have some options.
I usually see three styles when it comes to mastermind groups.
First, there are the temporary groups.
The short term style groups may come as an extra bonus when you buy a product. Whether it’s to learn more about list building or social media, often time experts will offer special bonus packages that include mastermind weekends. Times for you to connect with other members and brainstorm your ideas. It’s a great place to start and so incredibly valuable.
Second, are the expert led masterminds.
This style of mastermind is usually led by an expert and is traditionally organized by them. Often times, you get access to a member’s area, private facebook groups, weekly calls and live events. This one is a little more hands on and much like the mastermind that I’m a part of. To be honest, I didn’t think that I would be able to carve out time for a weekly call with my mastermind, but I decided to make time and it has been the best decision I could have made. We may not always see eye to eye, but the value and insight they have brought to my life and my business are invaluable!
Last, but certainly not least are the ongoing mastermind groups.
The people who start out in a mastermind, make connections and quickly figure out that they can’t do it alone. They need people in their corner to push them along to greatness. This one may take a little more organizing on your part, but it’s so worth it! Simply choose the people that you want to surround yourself with, rockstars in their fields, and make it happen. Schedule calls and trips, just as you would in a traditional, expert led mastermind, but be intentional with this. It’s easy for it to become a social club as opposed to a business support group. Don’t let it become too casual and forget that you’re there to grow your businesses.
Are you ready to join a mastermind? Don’t wait! I can’t begin to tell you the value that each person in my mastermind group has brought to me.
If you’re wanting to grow your business, it is something that you NEED to do. Joining a mastermind will 100% change your life for the better.
If you could be in a mastermind with anyone, who would it be?
P.S. For real, they were on the ground praying for me when I was ziplining. How cool is that?!