The Top Four Reasons to Join a Mastermind
Operating a business alone can be a real struggle, especially if you are new to an industry and have little to no support.
What if I told you that you could speed up your success faster and position yourself better through sharing your time every other week with like-minded creatives?
So how can you achieve this?
Simple, through a Mastermind group.
Now, I’m sure we’ve all heard this term thrown around once or twice but never really thought about the positive effects it could have on our lives.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I knew other designers that are experiencing this too or am I doing this correctly?
If your answer is yes; well, you’re in luck because you no longer have to feel that way. Being part of a mastermind allow individuals to share ideas, needs, and downfalls.
Let’s dig deeper and explore what exactly is a mastermind and the four reasons to join one.
WHAT EXACTLY IS MASTERMIND
A mastermind is where a group of people who are on the same journey discuss business. Within a mastermind group, there’s peer accountability, support, discussions, and coaching. Each participant challenges one another to set powerful goals and more importantly achieve them.
Here’s a snapshot of the basic process of a typical mastermind:
Each person creates a goal and plans to achieve it.
The group helps by expressing creative ideas and decision making.
Each person plans to implement their action plan and they bring both success and problems to the group.
Problems are a solved through collective brainstorming and out of the box thinking.
And, all success stories are cheered.
So, if you’re a person who always wants to know what’s next.
There is an agenda put into place during every meeting so that the group can stay on track. Also, the person who coordinates the mastermind structure it in a way that it’s valuable, everyone has a chance to speak and walk away with useful information.
THE FOUR REASONS TO JOIN A MASTERMIND GROUP
Now, let’s sweeten the pot, by checking out the top five reasons to join a mastermind.
Being in a mastermind means you’ll be a part of a community that’s rooting for you. Running a business solo can get lonely and although family and friends love us sometimes they just don’t get it what we do. Nonetheless, having other creatives who understand what it’s like can make all the difference when you’re struggling.
It’s easy to tell ourselves, “I will complete it later” but before we know it hours have rolled by and we haven’t lifted a finger. Why? Because no one else is holding us accountable.
Whereas declaring our intentions to the mastermind group– participants will ask us about our progress until goals are met.
When designing your own collection or creating a website it’s hard to criticize ourselves; but the beauty of a mastermind is having a fresh set of eyes to look over our website, branding, product, etc.
This is great because members will let us know how we’re coming across to other people. The thing is you no longer have to depend on just one brain when it comes to coming up with stuff. Instead, you have your entire group.
It’s a common saying that you are the average of the five closest people to you.
If that’s the case then it’s a no-brainer that being a part of a mastermind group is like gold. Think about it, you will interact on a regular basis with like-minded people who are fully committed to their own success as well as yours.
It gets better; members of the group can also help you reach new audiences. By recommending you to their network, as well as making introductions to people who can give specialized help or who might want to work collaboratively with you.
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT MASTERMIND
This is getting too good, so how can you find a mastermind that suits your needs?
Well, you’re in the right place but….
First thing first, be sure that you know or at least have an idea what it is that you would like to accomplish and receive by being in a mastermind group. The more clarity you have on specifics, the easier it will be for you to find a group that fits you.
Next, map out and know what you are willing to give in exchange for support from the group. Being a part of a mastermind isn’t just about receiving it’s also about being a giver- meaning participation. Think about the amount of time, energy, knowledge, experience and attitude you can offer the group.
After the above has been completed, use the following tips to find the right group for you.
1. Meetup.com- Meetup.com is a great site to find a potential mastermind because there is a concentration of individuals who have expressed interest in being a part of this kind of group.
2. Social Media- All social media platforms can act as a medium to assist you to find the perfect group for you. Simply use hashtags to help you narrow down your search. Also, you can look for groups, conferences, and threads where entrepreneur’s hangout.
3. Put It in The Universe- Tell the buzz to family, friends, and professionals that you know that you are on a hunt for a mastermind.
4. Google- Google never fails, simply type in the search bar masterminds then type in a keyword next to it like Los Angeles masterminds, or fashion masterminds. Since this search is so vague please be patient because finding the right group to be a part of takes times.
Or you can join our mastermind by clicking the link here! We are currently accepting applications.
BRINGING IT ALTOGETHER
A mastermind has a plethora of benefits however the beauty of it all is that everyone is held accountable and the bar is set through setting and achieving goals which automatically constitutes a win-win situation. If you are truly ready to transform your life and your business, today is the day to search and join a mastermind that’s right for you.