In over 28 years of business some of the best ideas, thoughts and strategies have come from the ground up.
The people on the ground doing what they need to do. They look at things from not only a real life point of view, but also from their own experiential perspective and more often than not, that’s where the real ideas gold actually is.
Some of the large businesses that are currently struggling could take a leaf out of that book…it’s how I gained most of my success by asking others and listening. Let’s talk about the last 5 reasons why Mastermind groups could change you, your small business and your life.
A Mastermind Group is almost like having your own success team around you.
There’s a saying, where it says, “You are the sum of the 5 people you are surrounded by.” If you’re surrounded by people who don’t take their business very seriously, guess what?
You have not got a serious business.
So let’s talk about the last 5 reasons to consider either joining or maybe even starting your own Mastermind Business Group and get the business your hard work truly deserves…
1) Mastermind – Think Bigger
You can’t help but think bigger and stretch beyond your boundaries when surrounded by amazing people doing amazing things.
Fellow Mastermind members will help you to see the potential you are missing out on.
2) Masterminds Expand Your Skills
Everyone in a mastermind group is unique in skill, experience and connections. Everyone is expert at something and as you interact with each other you will be picking up new skills and talents – all the time, working towards a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.
There is a special energy that surrounds a group of success minded individuals – an energy that lifts the individual and the group. In a Mastermind Group participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion.
3) Masterminds and Helping Others.
It was Zig Ziglar who said: “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
You will get great satisfaction from helping other business owners in their businesses.
4) Mastermind Hot Seats
The principle of a Hot Seat is that you get a chance to present to the group your biggest challenge or issue right now. For starters this helps you gain clarity on the issue you are facing and what you need help on.
The Group in turn will provide you with a series of options and opportunities to follow up on and the person in the Hot Seat walks away with lots more ideas and solutions than they could generate on their own. In my experience, especially in bigger groups, not everyone will get an opportunity to Hot Seat every meeting – but even those not in the Hot Seat invariably walk away with new insights and ways of looking at things.
5) New Business Ideas
I have purposely not placed the reasons to join a Mastermind Group in any particular order – but on a personal level I would have to credit the generation of New Business Ideas as one of the biggest benefits of joining a Mastermind Group.
These are ideas over and above anything I may have come across when brainstorming – these are completely new ideas, not even related to my existing business.
Just being in the same room as all this’ll do superior business brain power has led to some of my best new business ideas.
And I just want to finish this part with another quote…
“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple.
But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”
George Bernard Shaw
So take a minute. Have a think.
What’s stopping you from brainstorming, ideas, thoughts, strategies and even issues, problems and issues with your peers and your own success team?
I’m Marc Ford, the original ‘Best Kept Business Secret’ and you can find out more about me and my Mastermind groups below…